Cowboys lose TE coach to Redskins

IRVING, Texas — The Redskins have hired Cowboys tight ends coach Wes Phillips to fill the same role in Washington, yet another lower-level change in the Dallas staff.

Phillips – the son of Wade Phillips and the grandson of the late Bum Phillips – will supplant Sean McVay, who has been elevated to offensive coordinator under new Washington coach Jay Gruden.

Phillips’s contract with the Cowboys was expiring, as was the case with kicking coach Chris Boniol, who has parted ways with the club. Lovie Smith’s son Mikal was a Dallas secondary assistant who is joining his dad in Tampa, as is Dallas offensive aide Dave Borgonzi.

Signs continue to point to the Cowboys coordinators (Bill Callahan on offense, Monte Kiffin on defense and Rich Bisaccia on special teams) retaining their jobs though Biasaccia is reportedly on the Browns’ head-coaching interview list.