Jerry Jones Responds To Urban Meyer Wanting Cowboys Coaching Job
Jerry Jones responds to Urban Meyer wanting the Cowboys coaching job in a new interview.
Last Friday, while appearing on Colin Cowherd’s radio show, Meyer was asked about whether Lincoln Riley would want to take over as the Dallas coach if the team parts way with Jason Garrett.
Meyer said that he believed Riley would definitely be interested, just due to the general allure of being a Cowboys coach.
“Pure speculation, because I know [Riley], but I don’t know him like that, but that’s the one [job],” Meyer said.
“That’s the New York Yankees, that’s the Dallas Cowboys, that’s the one.
“Great city, you got Dak Prescott, you got Zeke Elliott, you got a loaded team, and I can’t speak for [Riley] obviously—I hate to even speculate—because I don’t know him, that’s really not fair, but to me, that’s the one job in professional football that you kind of say, ‘I gotta go do that.’”
Due to how glowing Meyer’s praise of the Cowboys was, Cowherd then asked if he himself would be interested in taking over as head coach.
“Absolutely. Absolutely,” he replied.
“That one? Yes.”
Word of what Meyer said got back to Jones, and on Tuesday, the Cowboys owner responded.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan discussing comments re: Cowboys’ HC job appeal: “For Urban Meyer to say that is a compliment. Period. I really know that. The job is a great job. Now, that’s not implying that I made it that way or I don’t make it that way. It’s just the place to be.”
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 22, 2019
“For Urban Meyer to say that is a compliment,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan. “Period.”
Jones did not stop there, though.
“I really know that. The job is a great job.
“Now, that’s not implying that I made it that way or I don’t make it that way. It’s just the place to be.”
Dallas is currently 4-3 on the season and is sitting somewhat comfortably atop the NFC East.
Garrett’s future likely rests on how well he can navigate challengers in the upcoming weeks and where the Cowboys ultimately finish this year.