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Jerry Jones Reacts To Urban Meyer's Comments On Cowboys Job

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ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, walks on the field before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on November 19, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Former Ohio State and Florida head coach Urban Meyer has never made the jump to the NFL that so many elite college head coaches give a shot at this point. While he says he's done with college coaching, he admitted interest in the Dallas Cowboys job, should Jerry Jones decide to move on from Jason Garrett.

As of now, it obviously isn't, and Jason Garrett got a great result on Sunday. His team scored a huge 37-10 win over its rival and main AFC East competition, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Still, rumors about his job opening have been persistent for years. Jones shares a close connection with Garrett, since promoting him to head coach during the 2010 season.

Garrett has a decent 80-59 overall record, but just three playoff appearances, all of which have ended in the NFC Divisional Round. Without a deeper run this year, many think Garrett's time could come to a close.

That speculation often comes with a clear No. 1 candidate: Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley. As college offenses continue to proliferate in the NFL, it is only natural that Riley is considered a lead candidate for big NFL jobs, especially for the one in the same geographic area, with a former college star at quarterback in Dak Prescott.

Meyer, now at FOX Sports and FS1, was asked about the Riley-Cowboys fit last week, and interestingly turned the conversation inward, saying that the Cowboys job is "the one" job in the sport that you can't really turn down, comparing it to the New York Yankees job in baseball.

When asked flatly if he would consider the Cowboys job, his answer: "Absolutely."

This morning, Jerry Jones was asked about Meyer's comments during a radio spot on 105.3 The Fan. He certainly didn't do anything to deflect from speculation about Garrett's job safety.

This comes a day after Jones openly said he is "looking for reasons to keep" Garrett in Dallas, per ProFootballTalk. He followed that up by saying that his is comfortable, and the Cowboys are definitely riding high with Sunday's win, but the possibility of potentially landing the next great coach in the 36-year old Riley, or bringing in someone who has won everywhere he's been and manages a talented roster as well as Urban Meyer has to be intriguing.