During Sunday night’s game, rumors were rampant that Saints coach Sean Payton would be leaving the team to become the G.M. of the Dallas Cowboys.
Yes, the Dallas Cowboys.
The rumors became so rampant that the team had to release a statement, through spokesman Greg Bensel (via WDSU-TV): “Sean Payton is the coach of the New Orleans Saints. He will not be going to the Dallas Cowboys in any capacity.”
The rumors apparently originated from talk that Payton is building a house in Dallas. We did a little digging and that aspect of the story may indeed be true. However, the notion that he’ll be leaving the Saints and working for the Cowboys as G.M. borders on laughable.
Likely fueling the rumors was the decision of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to decline opportunities to interview for two other head-coaching jobs in the past month.