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Texans hire Wade Phillips

Updated: January 5, 2011, 7:10 PM ET
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HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans hired Wade Phillips as their new defensive coordinator Wednesday, hoping the fired head coach of the Cowboys can turn around a unit that sank toward the bottom of the league last season.

Phillips was the head coach in Dallas but was fired in midseason after a 1-7 start. He joins Gary Kubiak's staff two days after the Texans fired defensive coordinator Frank Bush, secondary coach David Gibbs, linebackers coach Johnny Holland and assistant linebackers coach Robert ...

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