Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips was fired yesterday, bringing an end to a three-and-a-half year tenure marked by near misses in the playoffs and expectations not met in the regular season.
Former offensive coordinator/coaching wunderkind Jason Garrett will coach the Cowboys for the remainder of the season. But Jerry Jones has to conduct a full search at season's end, according to the Rooney Rule, which requires the interviewing of minority candidates for head-coaching positions.
Who's the front runner in Dallas right now to take on the head coach's headset in 2011? We're breaking down the odds of the top 15 candidates, explaining why they'd be a good fit and why they wouldn't. Let's get going, shall we?