Cowboys Owner: We Didn’t Meet With Urban Meyer

The Cowboys have not met with Urban Meyer to discuss their head coaching position. At least, that’s what owner Jerry Jones said in an interview on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas (Twitter link via’s Todd Archer). 

Any talk of a recent meeting between Stephen Jones and the former Ohio State coach is “absolutely not correct,” said JJ, who added, “the facts are we just have not talked to any coach or potential coach in the NFL.”

Meyer is one of the most accomplished head coaches in college football history and boasts a 187-32 career record that includes a whopping 12-3 mark in Bowl Games. He also won three national championships, two with Florida and one with Ohio State.

His success with the Buckeyes led to some NFL interest, and he said in December 2015 that he had recently spurned an NFL team’s advances. He always seemed content with his collegiate job, but he announced last December that he would retire from coaching after the Buckeye’s Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2019 (which Ohio State won).

Meyer left the sidelines due to health concerns, which would seemingly rule out coaching in the NFL, but many believe that he would have interest in the Dallas job.

Meanwhile, speculation continues to swirl around the job security of current head coach Jason Garrett. Last week, Jones seemed to indicate that Garrett might not return to the team in 2020, though he feels that he will be “coaching in the NFL next year.”

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  1. afsooner02

    Which really means: Yeah we did but were gonna pretend like JG has a prayer of not being fired.

      • joparx

        Rivera took Carolina to the super bowl with an overachieving team, but I’m not sure he could work under Jerry Jones leadership style, I do think he would be the best coach for the job, many great college coaches flopped incredibly in the NFL

        • Marner#16


          When Cam Newton was good he turned into a hot dog now hes lacking the mustard too banged up and done!

  2. Marner#16


    Good to see America’s team falling flat on there face. Hopefully the Eagles can catch and overtake them and knock them out of the playoffs. So they can enjoy watching from home will all that Elliot noise at the start too much talent on the offensive side to be this bad. Too bad they don’t have the heart and compete my Steelers have!

  3. kevin

    Meyer is wanting to coach again that entire line about health concerns is bs as for not coaching. he’s just looking for his next gig . he wants a team that’s already rebuilt but in need of a coach to push the team then when the wheels about to fall off or shit starts to stir at the school that involves him he uses the health concerns as a way to jump ship . the dudes not a Coach that has ever rebuilt a team so teams have to now that going in . I don’t think Dallas is a championship team but Meyer could be the guy to get em there if he translates to the NFL. that’s if Dallas resigns people

  4. crosseyedlemon

    For once I believe Jerry. He’s too busy working on some nice things to say at Jason’s funeral.

  5. dynasty in boston

    So desperate to find a way to APPEAR relevant, Dallas goes the “fake news” route. Classy

  6. Big Angry Baby

    I know Old Jerra has to be getting tired of his Howdy Doody Puppet and getting ready to lace up a fresh one.

  7. Mikel Grady

    The sad thing is at 7-9 they could either win the division or get a top 15 pick . As a Cowboys fan I have to watch one of the greatest coaches of all time Tom Landry get fired and one of the worst coaches of all time continue to coach when you can see the players don’t play for him. Jerry Jones has ruined this franchise and love or hate the Cowboys it good for the NFL when they are relevant . They should not be on prime time games or be on undisputed every gosh darn day .

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