Cowboys defensive backs coach Kris Richard is not believed to be a serious candidate for the Jets’ head coaching vacancy, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. Richard interviewed with the Jets over the weekend, but it sounds like Gang Green will focus on their other six candidates.
Richard, as far as we know, is still in play for the Dolphins’ vacancy. And, for what it’s worth, he has the full endorsement of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
“It doesn’t surprise me at all that clubs have the interest that they have in him,” Jones said. “There are no secrets in the NFL when it comes to people that can help you win football games. And he’s a winner.”
The Jets lost one potential candidate this week when the Cardinals hired former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury to run the team. However, the Jets already knew that Kingsbury was Arizona-bound when they interviewed him on Monday, sources tell Manish Mehta of the Daily News. The meeting, Mehta hears, was more about picking Kingsbury’s brain, but they also made their own pitch to him in case he had second thoughts about the Cardinals.