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Cowboys fire QB coach WIlson, secondary coach Baker

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04 Jan 2018, 06:45 GMT+10

The Dallas Cowboys started an overhaul of their coaching staff Wednesday by firing assistants Wade Wilson and Joe Baker.

The moves were not unexpected after Dallas finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs on the heels of winning the NFC East with a 13-3 record in 2016.

Wilson, who had been the team's quarterbacks coach since 2007, was initially hired by then-head coach Wade Phillips and then retained by Jason Garrett when Phillips was dismissed.

Prior to joining the Cowboys, Wilson spent three seasons as the quarterbacks coach with the Chicago Bears.

Wilson had a lengthy career with five teams in the NFL in a career that spanned from 1981 to 1998. Wilson also played three seasons with Dallas.

Baker, the secondary coach, joined the Cowboys in 2012 as an assistant secondary coach. He coached the team's safeties in 2014 before he was elevated to secondary coach in 2016.

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