The coaches that got away

Jerry Jones could have had some better candidates to replace ousted Wade Phillips

Updated: November 8, 2010, 4:20 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- The lack of interim coaching candidates on the Cowboys' staff might have been one reason why owner/general manager Jerry Jones waited so long to fire Wade Phillips.

Five years ago, the Cowboys had a staff loaded with promising head-coach prospects.

A look at the head coaches that Jones let get away from Valley Ranch:

New Orleans' Sean Payton (43-29, 5-3 this season, 4-1 in playoffs): It's tough to blame Jones for Payton's departure. The Saints hired ...

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