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Urban Meyer's Comments On The Cowboys Job Were Pretty Telling

ohio state head coach urban meyer after his final game

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer celebrates winning the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer is retired from coaching, but it sounds like there's at least one job in football that could lure him away from the TV studios. It's not a college football job, either.

The former Ohio State head coach turned FOX Sports college football analyst was asked about the Dallas Cowboys job during an appearance on The Herd.

Initially, Meyer was asked about the possibility of Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley taking the job if Jason Garrett is fired.

Meyer said that's the one job in professional football everyone has to consider.

"Pure speculation, because I know [Riley], but I don't know him like that, but that's the one [job]," Meyer said. "That's the New York Yankees, that's the Dallas Cowboys, that's the one. Great city, you got Dak Prescott, you got Zeke Elliott, you got a loaded team, and I can't speak for [Riley] obviously—I hate to even speculate—because I don't know him, that's really not fair, but to me, that's the one job in professional football that you kind of say, 'I gotta go do that.'"

Cowherd then asked Meyer if he would consider the job.

"Absolutely. Absolutely," he said. "That one? Yes."

Many expect Meyer to come out of retirement and return to coaching at some point, though most believe it'll be for a job like USC. However, the idea of him coaching an NFL team is pretty intriguing.

Of course, the Cowboys still have a head coach in Jason Garrett, whose 3-3 team is set to play for first place in the NFC East tonight. Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. E.T. on NBC.