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Sean Payton Addresses Dallas Cowboys Coaching Rumor

A closeup of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton wearing a black visor.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints on the sidelines before the start of the game against the Cleveland Browns at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 16, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton finally addressed the elephant in the room.

For months, rumors have linked Payton to the Dallas Cowboys. As the story goes, Payton would leave the Saints after Drew Brees retired and take over as the new head coach of the Cowboys.

Rumors first popped up at the Super Bowl. NFL insider Mike Florio revealed the idea floating around NFL circles before the New England Patriots took down the Los Angeles Rams.

"The theory goes like this: The Cowboys part ways with Garrett after his contract expires, and the Cowboys lure Sean Payton from New Orleans to Dallas in 2020," Florio said in the report.

Payton finally addressed the rumors in an interview with WWL Radio, via Pro Football Talk.

"It seems like these rumors come up every odd-number year, doesn’t it? The plan is to remain in New Orleans. Hey, I’ve got fleur-de-lis tattoos that can’t be erased."

Payton coached with the Cowboys as the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach from 2003-05.

He compiled a 118-74 record during the regular season with the Saints since taking over as the head coach in 2006.

New Orleans was a missed call away from a spot in the Super Bowl last season.

Will he leave the Saints? Stay tuned.