Buzz builds that Sean Payton will coach the Cowboys, in time

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So why won’t Cowboys owner Jerry Jones extend the contract of coach Jason Garrett? There’s a theory that has been percolating throughout Super Bowl week in Atlanta, and that surely will become one of the major points of interest throughout the 2019 season.

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.

It may be easier said than done. The Cowboys would need to compensate the Saints for allowing Payton to leave, and that compensation likely would include at least one draft pick. The Cowboys also would have to pay Payton, who likely would expect (and rightfully so) eight figures per year, at a minimum.

But those are simply details for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who likes to boast about the size of the check he’d write to win a Super Bowl. With Garrett routinely criticized for having a bare-bones and vanilla offense and with Payton at the other end of the spectrum, constantly looking for ways to improve and diversify his attack, maybe Payton is the missing ingredient for Jones, who continues to search for that elusive blast of football glory.

49 responses to “Buzz builds that Sean Payton will coach the Cowboys, in time

  1. Sean Payton seems like an intelligent guy and I doubt that he suffers from amnesia. So I don’t think he’s forgotten the way he saw Jerry Jones undermined Bill Parcells when Payton was on Parcells’ staff in Dallas. Jones may give all types of promises that he won’t interfere (like he did with Parcells) but I think that Payton would see through that and know better.

  2. I believe that this year we are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of this rumor. With all of the money Jerry Jones has helped Payton get from the Saints, I would hope that Sean has named at least one of his children after JJ.

  3. Not extending Garrett was one of the best decisions this franchise has made. He has to probably make the Super Bowl to save his job. If he doesn’t he will never coach in the NFL again.

  4. Payton runs the show without interference and is paid as well as any coach, plus Benson stood behind him when his enemy came after him. He won’t give that up to be Jones’ lackey.

  5. This all assumes Payton would want to leave the best fans in the NFL for some if the worst, and would to leave a great ownership family for the worst. He doesn’t need the money!

  6. Instead of just upgrading his coaching staff like say…..the Rams did. Jerrah instead lets his Clapper coach bring in Kellen Moore and Jon Kitna to join the ‘in over their head’ brigade. I almost feel sorry for Cowboy fans.

  7. Sean Payton, Bill Walsh and Sean McVay could all the combine to coach the cowboys- and they still wouldn’t be able to get Dak Prescott to play good, that said, Garrett is probably the worst coach in the league.

  8. He is not that good. Consider, peyton has had drew brees–weasel that he is–great quarterback back since forever and he has not figured out how to fix the defense. You would be paying a lot for an offensive coordinator.

  9. Sean’s wife and kid live here in Dallas. I don’t think he would demand the world if he could come back here and coach this team and live with his family. He loves the Cowboys organization as well

  10. starfan79 says:
    February 3, 2019 at 2:04 pm
    “Sean’s wife and kid live here in Dallas. I don’t think he would demand the world if he could come back here and coach this team and live with his family. He loves the Cowboys organization as well”

    No. Sean’s ex-wife lives in Dallas. His daughter is in college in California. And his son, I believe, is about to start college.

  11. The guy has only managed a single SB with a top 5 all time QB. He is vastly overrated.

    3 straight sub .500 seasons?

  12. Kris Richard to HC; lure Lincoln Riley out of the college ranks to take over the offense. Young, energetic coaches for a young team that has tons of salary cap space, and you don’t have to part with draft picks.

  13. The HC of the Cowboys is the most high profile coaching position in the world. Sean Payton moved his family to Southlake in 2011, they live near the practice facility. Payton hangs out with members of the Cowboys. If Jerry want him he’ll get him.

  14. Speculation abounded following the 2015 NFL season that head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees might not be returning to the New Orleans Saints in 2016. Instead, the Saints have announced that Payton has signed a five-year contract extension. The extension is worth slightly over $45 million, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.

    Payton told reporters at the NFC coaches breakfast at the NFL annual meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., that he has been carrying his contract in his briefcase and has been discussing it with team ownership, GM Mickey Loomis and team president Dennis Lauscha since the end of last season.

    Shortly after the conclusion of the 2016 season, Payton announced his plans to remain in New Orleans, saying he planned to finish his career with the Saints.

  15. Interesting. The Machine told me Payton is actually not a person of interest. Unless you see Finch and Mr. Reese in the vicinity, I’d tend to believe it.

  16. Brees and Payton made each other. I don’t think we’d be taking about Brees as a top 5 all-time QB if he were coached by Norv Turner and Mike McCoy. Payton absolutely deserves credit for designing the perfect offense to match Brees’ strengths. I say this as a Brees fan.

  17. axesbluestar says:
    February 3, 2019 at 3:46 pm
    Kris Richard to HC; lure Lincoln Riley out of the college ranks to take over the offense. Young, energetic coaches for a young team that has tons of salary cap space, and you don’t have to part with draft picks.
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    LOL. Only a Cowboys fan would think that a college coach making $6m per year who’s already turned down head coaching jobs in the NFL would give that up to the offensive coordinator in Dallas.

  18. curbstompkareem:

    Talent like Brees is rarefied air for any QB. Talent is great, but winning is better.

    Dak 1-0 vs. Drew. Enjoy your ‘talent’.

  19. I don’t see it happening. Payton is as a god in New Orleans, revered. And for as long as Brees is playing quarterback, the Saints have to be considered serious contenders to win another Super Bowl. That’s probably for the next couple of years.

    Garrett, on the other hand, is a running joke in Dallas, reviled. Look at what happened in the divisional round against the Rams–Gurley and Anderson combined for 273 yards; Elliot, the league-leading rusher, gained 47 yards. That’s why Linehan was let go. But Moore as offensive coordinator? Kitna as quarterbacks coach? I doubt Dallas will win 8 games in 2019, and I say that as a lifelong fan. Then it will be time to blow the whole thing up and start over.

    The question is, what credible coach will agree to work under Jones? Payton knows what that’s like, so why would he give up his status with the Saints?

  20. This will probably be the big rumor next year, then the following year, then the year after. Do you see the pattern?

    Sean Payton isn’t going anywhere. He’s the closest thing to a living deity in New Orleans as Drew Brees, and that’s pretty darn close.

    He fits the character of the city perfectly. No holds barred and fun.

  21. Jason Garrett is an ok coach hes taking us to the playoffs over and over but that’s all I think Sean could take us all the way

  22. Jason Garrett is an ok coach hes taking us to the playoffs over and over but that’s all I think Sean could take us all the way..

  23. Not sure what is better, being a Redskins fan and not making the playoffs or being a Cowboys fan making the playoffs and losing in the first round. Snyder and Jones, two rich idiots who think they know football because they are fans.
    I miss the old days of Gibbs and Landry.
    Payton is too smart to ever take the job under Jerry.

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