Jerry Jones Bringing Sean Payton From Saints To Cowboys?
Is Jerry Jones bringing Sean Payton from the Saints to the Cowboys?
While Jones has more or less committed to not getting rid of Jason Garrett before the season ends, it is clear that Dallas will have a new coach come next year.
Barring a miraculous Super Bowl run, Garrett will not get a new contract.
The question now is simply: who will the next Cowboys coach be?
Well, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic, Payton is at the very top of Jones’ list of ideal candidates for his team.
Although Payton just signed a five-year extension with New Orleans at the beginning of this season, that is unlikely to be a dealbreaker if there is legitimate interest on both sides.
Payton previously served as an assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach on the Cowboys from 2003 to 2005. Between that history and his known close relationship to Jones and his family, this move makes sense.
Obviously Dallas would have to part ways with draft picks in order to make a deal with the Saints happen – but that would be a small price to pay to bring in a coach of Payton’s caliber.
Despite being under .500 on the year, the Cowboys currently control the top seed in the NFC East through 13 games. Short of a complete collapse by them and the Philadelphia Eagles finally showing some signs of life, they will likely still make the playoffs despite their troubles.
From there, though, it is hard to see Dallas making any sort of real noise in the postseason.