Dallas Cowboys Making Trade For New Coach?
Are the Cowboys making a trade for a new coach?
Jason Garrett has not officially gotten the boot from Jerry Jones yet, but multiple reports indicate that the move is coming.
The big question now is, who will take over the coaching vacancy left behind?
On Friday, ESPN NFL insider Dan Graziano suggested that current Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was a serious contender for the spot.
Because Zimmer still has a year left on his contract, the way only way Dallas gets its man is via trade.
“If the Vikings lose, there are people around the league who wouldn’t be surprised to see Jones take a run at coach Mike Zimmer, a former Cowboys defensive coordinator for whom Jones feels a strong affinity,” he wrote.
“Zimmer has a year left on his Vikings contract, so it’s possible that the Cowboys would have to trade a draft pick for him in this scenario, but don’t rule it out.”
Minnesota has made the postseason three times in six years with Zimmer at the helm. Over the course of those six seasons, he has accumulated a record of 57-38-1.
Zimmer was a member of the Cowboys family from 1994 to 2006, serving as the team’s defensive coordinator for six of those years.
Will Jones really reject the likes of Lincoln Riley and Urban Meyer just to trade a draft pick away for Zimmer? We should get an answer to that question at some point in the next few weeks.