Cowboys Asst. May Earn More Than Head Coach

In order to keep Jason Garrett from leaving, the Cowboys may end up paying their assistant more than their head coach.

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PRO FOOTBALL TALK reports that Garrett may be getting up to $4 million a year to remain in Dallas. That would mean the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator would be earning more than Wade Phillips, who reportedly earns $3 million per season.

A league source said that Garrett’s flirtation with the job openings in Baltimore & Atlanta was really about getting more bucks from the ‘Boys: “In the end, Garrett wanted more money than the chance to be a head coach.”

And Garrett got his wish, as the OC decided to stay in the Big D. But what about Wade? Jerry Jones can always give him a raise, in reponse to a fine season. Or he can fire Phillips, in response to a fine season cut short.