Jerry Jones: Report of Lincoln Riley interest “totally speculation”

Getty Images

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley’s name comes up a lot when people are discussing potential additions to the roster of NFL head coaches and an NFL Media report on Sunday said the Cowboys “have an affinity” for Riley.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked about that report during a Tuesday appearance on 105.3 The Fan and he suggested it had little basis in fact.

“That would be total drawing it out of the air. … Totally speculation,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.

The Cowboys currently have a head coach, of course, and Jason Garrett’s future with the team will likely be determined by what happens over the next seven games. One never knows what Jones will decide to say, but it would certainly be imprudent to start talking about potential successors with half a season left to go.

Jones believes that these seven games can go well for his team. Jones said he has high hopes for a team with “a chance to be one we remember for a long time” and fulfilling them would likely put off a coaching change for at least another year in Dallas.

15 responses to “Jerry Jones: Report of Lincoln Riley interest “totally speculation”

  1. The Cowboys players clearly stood up and played for Jason Garrett in the face of various reports all week long of Garrett’s job being on the line. They might be wise to be looking for an up and coming offensive coordinator over a head coach.

  2. Hey Jerrah, what do you think of supporting a guy who hates protesting players because, well, military respect, but can’t be bothered to attend Veterans’ Day ceremonies.

  3. I’d rather see him looking for a new GM. also, Kingsbury might be worth a look if you want to improve your offense and develop Dak. Mahomes turned out okay.

  4. PAUL SOUSA says:

    And why would Lincoln Riley want to do that……………………
    ========================================

    It’s the most high profile coaching position on the planet. Any coach would want to do that. You would want to do that.

  5. realitycheckbaby says:

    Hey Jerrah, what do you think of supporting a guy who hates protesting players because, well, military respect, but can’t be bothered to attend Veterans’ Day ceremonies.
    ===========================================

    It’s amusing when liberals act like they support veterans so they can bash a conservative somehow.

  6. Doesn’t seem like there has been a lot of success hiring coaches out of NCAA to the NFL?
    Ironically Jimmy Johnson is the only guy that I would say thrived in college and the NFL.

    Spare me Barry Switzer. That was Jimmy’s team.

  7. Jerry Jones is TRASH!!! Jerrah is the worst owner in sports….ok kids. Just remember Jerry drafted the following: Ezekiel Elliott (the days of #1 RB are OVER!!) , Leighton Vander Esch (everyone cat called about that one), the O line and Jaylon Smith (yall whooped it up on that one too–OVERPAID–remember?). It just might be, maybe that some of YOU dont know eff all about football. Possibly. Vander Esch played 8 man football. I like him since I was on a championship team that played 6 man in Texas. Maybe Jerry is just lucky–lucked his way into all those HOFers from the 90s teams, and a gold jacket for himself, so weird, him being a total idiot and all……

  8. The only job Lincoln Riley would consider is Cleveland. Dallas is a disaster, high profile or not, no one with any real hope of ever succeeding would take that gig.

    Signed – Cowboys Fan (sigh)

  9. Michael E says:
    November 13, 2018 at 11:42 am
    PAUL SOUSA says:

    And why would Lincoln Riley want to do that……………………
    ========================================

    It’s the most high profile coaching position on the planet. Any coach would want to do that. You would want to do that.

    ——————–

    That is not correct. There are quite a few high profile coaches who would never consider working under the thumb of Jerry Jones.

  10. factschecker says:
    November 13, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Doesn’t seem like there has been a lot of success hiring coaches out of NCAA to the NFL?
    Ironically Jimmy Johnson is the only guy that I would say thrived in college and the NFL.

    Spare me Barry Switzer. That was Jimmy’s team.
    ___________________________________________________________________________________
    I would say Jim Harbaugh thrived too. I know he didn’t win a SB but he brought Santa Clara back from the dead. Look at Clara now.

    Jim Harbaugh is my #1 choice for a new head coach of the 5 Time World Champion Dallas Cowboys.

  11. jorgetown420 says:
    November 13, 2018 at 2:33 pm
    factschecker says:
    November 13, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Doesn’t seem like there has been a lot of success hiring coaches out of NCAA to the NFL?
    Ironically Jimmy Johnson is the only guy that I would say thrived in college and the NFL.

    Spare me Barry Switzer. That was Jimmy’s team.
    ___________________________________________________________________________________
    I would say Jim Harbaugh thrived too. I know he didn’t win a SB but he brought Santa Clara back from the dead. Look at Clara now.

    Jim Harbaugh is my #1 choice for a new head coach of the 5 Time World Champion Dallas Cowboys.
    *******************************************************************************
    Thank the Lord that someone else agrees with me, i have been clamoring for Harbaugh as well for the last 2 years, if by chance Michigan wins the National Championship Jim might get the itch to come back to the NFL and if so Jerry would be crazy not to hire him, he would fix this terrible offence and would turn Dak into a better q.b., heck look what he did for Kaepernick.
    Also i guarantee you that Harbaugh would clean up all the dumb penalty’s that this team still commits, please Jerry hire Jim if you want to be a contender again.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.