Surprising Dallas Cowboys Coaching Candidate Emerges
A surprising Dallas Cowboys coaching candidate has emerged.
After an eventful few days that saw many begin to wonder whether Jason Garrett would end up saving his job, Jerry Jones finally appears to be moving on from his current coach.
While an official announcement has yet to be made, multiple reports have noted that Garrett is officially out as Cowboys head coach.
The obvious question now becomes: who will replace him?
Dallas has a ton of talent on both sides of the ball, but had been unable to fully harness it under Garrett’s decade-long reign.
Names like Lincoln Riley and Urban Meyer have been thrown out there as potential candidates, but on Friday ESPN tossed a new name into the fray.
While appearing on ESPN’s Get Up, host Mike Greenberg suggested Dallas take a close look at Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) January 3, 2020
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport also recently suggested that Jones could make a move for Zimmer, who technically still has a year remaining on his deal in Minnesota.
“Put nothing past Jerry Jones — even a trade if someone he likes (such as Minnesota’s Mike Zimmer) becomes available,” he wrote.
Zimmer was a defensive backs coach with Dallas from 1994 to 1999, and the team’s defensive coordinator from 2000 to 2006.
Under Zimmer, the Vikings have amassed a 57-38-1 regular season record and have gone 1-2 in the playoffs.
It goes without saying that Zimmer’s candidacy is predicated on Minnesota wanting to part ways with him, and as such, is highly dependent on what happens this weekend against the New Orleans Saints.