|“||Must be a pretty important letter to come down all this way...||„|
|—Phillip Ross to Jack Marston|
At his camp, Phillip comes across Jack Marston. The two share a conversation where Phillip says that he caught some rabbits, coyotes and elk while hunting, after which Jack states that he’s looking for Edgar Ross in order to deliver a letter to him. Phillip tells him that Edgar is has gone duck hunting and can be found by the riverbank nearby. Phillip subsequently warns Jack of his brother's "filthy temper" before Jack goes to confront Edgar.
- Phillip may be attacked by wolves. Occasionally, if he survives, he may begin shooting at the player.
- Phillip has a very similar face to Wesley Hubbard, a lawman who is usually found in West Elizabeth. Meanwhile, his outfit is the same as the one worn by Mel Thaxton, albeit recolored.
- Rarely, a glitch will occur where Phillip attacks Jack after he kills Edgar Ross.