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Following up on Cowboys81’s diary here, Terence Newman is definitely a little hyped-up about the chance to get after Jon Kitna this week. The DMN blog has the quotes, here. I’m going to rip-off the Newman comments below, so everybody owes the DMN blog a visit. I’m a good neighbor and all that.

Here’s Newman on Kitna:

"Basically what it boils down to is you've got to watch what you say," Newman said on Sirius NFL Radio yesterday. "Your mouth can't write checks that your [rear] can't cash. That's what it comes down to. Everybody's going to see those quotes.

"He better just hope I don't blitz off the edge because I've got 15, 25, 30 [grand] -- however much it would be for a fine. I've got that much for one fine. Revenge will be sweet definitely."

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"I thought about it a little bit after he said it and then I let it go," Newman said. "Then I see Detroit was on the schedule again and I was like, 'You know what? We go to Detroit. Kitna said all these things. We've got a chance to kind of put our foot in his butt.'"

Wade Phillips constantly gets overlooked for anything that doesn’t involve him being a defensive coordinator. You would think that with the Cowboys at 11-1 more people would be singing his praises as a head coach. I know most of us do, although there are still a few holdouts that refuse to recognize the job Phillips has done this year. Yes, he inherited a really talented roster, but that roster underachieved over the last couple of seasons and Wade has put a stop to that. His utilization of personnel in the correct way and his player-friendly atmosphere has obviously had a huge effect on the team and how it plays. The DFW S-T has a write-up on Wade.

There is probably a reason Wade Phillips can spout the high points on his résumé faster than a college kid looking for a job.

It seems, even after 31 years in the NFL and 61 years on this earth, Phillips still feels the need to prove he's not just some country kid who found a lottery ticket and had someone else guess the winning numbers.

His son Wes chimes in.

He's not defensive, but it does seem as if he's annoyed or disappointed.

"I feel that way a little bit," Wes Phillips said. "I don't know if he thinks that or not. He's never said it. But I think everyone likes to be appreciated. If there is another big-name coach in this job, they'd be singing his praises."