Lincoln Riley Responds To Dallas Cowboys Job
Lincoln Riley responded to the Dallas Cowboys job this week.
For the past few weeks rumors have been running rampant that Jerry Jones would try to steal Riley away from Oklahoma.
The rumors make sense.
Riley is considered one of the best young minds in college or professional football and his work with quarterbacks speaks for itself.
The idea of him mentoring Dak Prescott and nurturing the young passer’s talent is very appealing.
Beyond that, it is also clear that the Cowboys are on the verge of making a change at head coach.
Jason Garrett’s contract expires at the end of this year and Jones clearly has no interest in renewing it.
Barring a miraculous Super Bowl run of some sort, it is hard to envision a scenario where Garrett can save his job.
And if Garrett does indeed get the boot, Riley would be a natural replacement.
On Thursday, the Oklahoma head coach was pressed on whether the constant Cowboys rumors are a distraction.
Riley kept the response short and sweet.
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, asked if his name being linked to NFL openings will be a distraction … complete transcript of his answer:
— Justin Felder (@Justin_FOX5) December 12, 2019
“No,” he said.
Now in his third year at Oklahoma, Riley has amassed a record of 36-5, three conference titles and three consecutive trips to the College Football Playoff.
Nobody would blame him for jumping at a new challenge. Particularly when said challenge is arguably the most popular franchise in all of professional sports.
Will Riley ultimately leave Oklahoma for Dallas? That remains to be seen.
Will Jones do everything in his power to make it happen? You can bet on it.