Cowboys Deny Reaching Out To Sean Payton

The Cowboys have long been connected to Saints head coach Sean Payton and those rumblings have picked up once again this season, along with speculation about Jason Garrett‘s job security. A recent report indicated that the Cowboys expressed interest in Payton through backchannels last offseason, but VP Stephen Jones flatly denied that in an interview on Monday. 

That’s just untrue,” Jones said. “Obviously we don’t comment on rumors like that. Obviously our focus right now is beating the Eagles. Certainly, everyone knows what we think of Jason. I do think we’ve been criticized to a fault for what we do think of him. He just did a great job getting this team back on track yesterday and we’re focused on beating the Eagles.”

The Cowboys kept their playoff hopes alive with an emphatic 44-21 win over the Rams, bringing them back to the .500 mark. With a win over the Eagles on Sunday, the Cowboys can clinch the NFC East and punch their ticket to the postseason. A loss, meanwhile, would put them on the ropes and place the Eagles in the driver’s seat – an Eagles win on Sunday coupled with a Week 17 victory over the lowly Giants would allow the bird to fly away with the divisional crown.

Sunday’s game will be critical to the Cowboys’ 2019 season and could dictate the future of Garrett. While the Cowboys sweat things out, Payton’s Saints will march their way into the playoffs behind yet another NFC South title – and, possibly, a first round bye.

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4 comments on “Cowboys Deny Reaching Out To Sean Payton

  1. crazylarry

    A coach like Sean Payton is NOT GOING TO COACH for the train wreck that is Jerra and the Cowboys. Could you imagine him telling Payton what to do like he does the “ Puppet “ Jason Garrett

  2. crosseyedlemon

    The Rams might want to do some reaching out of their own. Sean McVay was just humiliated by a lame duck coach so some changes are needed there as well.

  3. noezmoney

    For years I’ve said the only way the Cowgirls would see a Super Bowl with any ONE of the following being in play; 1) Romo at QB, 2) Garrett as head coach, and 3) Jerry still making player and coaching decisions – is to tickets to the game.

    No decent, sane coach will come to the Cow Girls with Jerry running the team. And Steven doesn’t have anything in boxers to override Daddy!!

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