Bell plans to ring up Cowboys coach

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:17 PM ET

TORONTO - On the night before the eve of his first Canadian Football League start, Argonauts quarterback Dalton Bell was planning on making a phone call.

Bells call would be placed to the Dallas Cowboys offices, but the intended recipient came into Bells life long before moving on to do Jerry Jones bidding in Dallas.

Wes Phillips, son of Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips and grandson of the legendary Bum Phillips, was instrumental in Bells development as a quarterback at West Texas A&M.

Wes is now an assistant coach under his father and while Bell suspects his former coach will be rather busy even on a Cowboys off week, he was hoping to get a few minutes with him.

I like talking to him, Bell said.

Hes a guy who kind of got me going as a quarterback in college and helped me put things in perspective on the field.

Its a little bit of a comfort thing talking to him.


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