Cowboys Interested In Bizarre Coaching Candidate
The Cowboys are interested in a bizarre coaching candidate.
Up to this point, the names mentioned to replace Jason Garrett have been fairly understandable.
Urban Meyer is a college football legend. Lincoln Riley is a quarterback whisperer and one of the best young collegiate coaches in the game.
Mike McCarthy is a Super Bowl champ. Mike Zimmer has enjoyed success with the Minnesota Vikings and is an old Dallas coordinator.
All of those guys, at least one paper, have a decent case to take over for Garrett.
On Saturday, a new candidate tossed his hat into the mix.
From @GMFB Weekend: The #Cowboys are slated to meet with ex-#Packers coach Mike McCarthy in the coming days, sources say. While they have not officially moved on from coach Jason Garrett, they are beginning their search. Ex-#Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has also drawn interest. pic.twitter.com/Q9oxlh1dEC
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 4, 2020
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Dallas will also be interviewing former Cincinnati Bengals head coach.
Given that one of the big issues of Garrett’s decade-long reign has been his perpetual mediocrity and lack of playoff success, Lewis is an odd choice.
The 61-year-old Lewis was the Bengals’ head coach from 2003 to 2018. In that time he went 131-122-3, and won exactly 0 of his seven playoff appearances.