On Thursday night, the Dallas Cowboys were embarrassed on national television by the Chicago Bears. Although the game ended with a respectable score, 31-24, the actual game was much worse for the Cowboys and head coach Jason Garrett.
Following the loss, NFL insider Jane Slater reported the Cowboys spoke with former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer about a potential opening. “Jerry Jones says Jason Garrett will remain the coach but I can confirm a very real interest in Urban Meyer. In fact, I’m told Stephen Jones spoke with him recently,” Slater reported on Thursday night.
Friday afternoon, college football analyst Joel Klatt was asked if Meyer would take the Cowboys job. Klatt made it clear he thinks Meyer would accept the job.
“The blueprint for Jerry Jones to win Super Bowls is to hire a guy like Urban Meyer… I certainly believe that if Dallas offered him the job, he would take it,” Klatt said.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 6, 2019
Meyer, who resigned from Ohio State following the 2018 season, landed in the broadcast booth for FOX Sports.
In an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Meyer was asked about Lincoln Riley leaving for the Cowboys. Meyer suggested he would take the Cowboys job above any other.
“I can’t speak for him. I hate to even speculate… That’s the one job in professional football you say, ‘I’ve got to go do that,'” Meyer said about the Cowboys job.
Will Meyer be back on the sideline soon?