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Phillips to coach Cowboys, agrees to three-year deal

Updated: February 9, 2007, 1:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

IRVING, Texas -- Twice during his introduction of Wade Phillips as Dallas Cowboys coach, Jerry Jones had to stop and gather himself. The decision was that emotional for the team owner.

"We needed to get it right," Jones said, pausing as tears welled up in his eyes. "In my mind, we got it right."

Phillips was hired Thursday, providing Dallas with an experienced replacement for Bill Parcells and someone well-versed in the 3-4 defense.

Maybe more significant for Jones was ...

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