The Dallas Cowboys were in major trouble in the middle of the 2018 NFL season before closing the season as one of the best teams in the league and securing a division title and a playoff berth. After winning a playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, Dak Prescott and company saw their season come to an end against the Los Angeles Rams.
With the 2018 season now behind them, a question looms for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. What will he do with head coach Jason Garrett?
Rumors after the season suggested Garrett was in line for an extension, but Jones has yet to ink his coach to a new deal.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Cowboys could consider a run at New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.
And given that a month of Sunday Splash! reports has speculated on Saints coach Sean Payton moving on and, more specifically, linked him to the Cowboys, it’s fair to consider Jones’ comments through that lens. Is Jones suggesting that, if the Saints lose, the Cowboys would explore upgrading from Jason Garrett to Sean Payton?
If Jones makes a run at Payton he could run into trouble with the league for disregarding the Rooney Rule, but then again, it's Jerry Jones.
Payton-to-Dallas would definitely shake up the NFC.