Sean Payton on Dallas rumors: I’ve got fleur-de-lis tattoos

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The rumors about Sean Payton eventually ending up in Dallas continue.

It’s easy to connect the dots.

Jason Garrett is in the final year of his contract with the Cowboys, who won’t extend him before the season. Payton is a former Cowboys assistant coach who has a good relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and Saints quarterback Drew Brees is nearing the end of his career, which could mean a rebuild in New Orleans.

Payton addressed the rumors Thursday on WWL Radio.

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

Payton, 55, has gone 118-74 in his 12 years with the Saints since leaving the Cowboys. The Saints won the Super Bowl to end the 2009 season.

33 responses to “Sean Payton on Dallas rumors: I’ve got fleur-de-lis tattoos

  1. he’s pretty much got it made in New Orleans, no reason for him to leave. expectations would be high right away in Dallas. unless he’s making twice the money, not worth it for him.

  2. If he truly loves Dallas & is a lifelong dream for him – then I see it happening.

    Otherwise if he is indifferent it is a pretty nice set up in NO for him.

  3. Cowboys are paying people like they something and will have cap issues. Saints still have some good years before their window shuts with Breese.

  4. Freedom to run the team as you want and have keys to the city 🤔

    Or

    Freedom to run the team as you want, until uncle jerry steps in every 5 minutes and tells you how to run the team.🤔

  5. I’m sure he’s had a few talks with Bill Parcells and would almost guarantee 98% he would never coach there. No matter what money Dallas would throw at him the Saints would not only match but spend more to keep him. He’s royalty down here and the perfect man for this team. #PettyPayton

  6. Sean Payton would get all the credit for taking this team over the top after years after mediocrity. Jerrah wouldn’t love that, he’d only get credit for hiring Payton.

  7. vottorific says:
    April 11, 2019 at 9:54 pm
    Breeze is almost done. Payton’s not.

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    Last I checked God is still making QB’s. not like Bree’s cannot be replaced. The Saints can draft or sign someone new.

  8. Payton, 55, has gone 118-74 in his 12 years with the Saints since leaving the Cowboys. The Saints won the Super Bowl to end the 2009 season.

    He’s a super genius. Right?

    Who has this career coaching record?

    125-77-2 With a Super Bowl win.

    Mr. Low Football I.Q. himself, Mike McCarthy.

    (please give me a thumbs up for doing research this early in the morning)

  9. What is Payton without Drew Bree’s? It would be interesting to see if he could get more out of Dak. Ultimately, anyone who coaches in Dallas has to play second fiddle to Jerrah! No thanks.

  10. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    April 11, 2019 at 11:12 pm
    Possibly the most overrated head coach ever!
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    Nah, that would be Don Shula. And this is coming from a life long (40 year) Miami fan. He lost 4 Super Bowls (by a combined score of 105-43), including the groundbreaking loss to the Jets. Was a pedestrian 19-17 all time in the playoffs. was 10-12 in the playoffs from 1974 thru the end of his career.

    Few people realize it was GM Joe Thomas, not Shula that put the pieces in place for the two Super Bowl winning teams. Thomas drafted Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick and Mercury Morris as well as Jake Scott and Dick Anderson (whom he found playing in Canada and drafted in the seventh round in 1970). Just as significantly it was Thomas, not Shula, who engineered the 1970 trade of Miami’s No. 1 pick for wide receiver Paul Warfield.

    Shula’s demands for total control led to Thomas resigning after the 1972 perfect season. They won one more Super Bowl (with all of Thomas’s players) in 1973 and that was it. Shula did a piss poor job drafting from around 1985 til the end of his career.

  11. FACT: Sean Payton is greatest offensive mind/playcaller of All-Time. The proof is in the numbers over the last 13 years, and it’s by a wide margin. You’re absolutely ignorant if you think he’s overrated in any way.

  12. He isn’t going anywhere. He has it made in New Orleans, he is like royalty. So, his family lives in Dallas, big deal, that’s because his ex-wife moved up there after the divorce. Payton bought a house nearby so that he could see his kids during the offseason. He’s a Saint, most likely the last team he will ever coach. he will make another run with Brees, maybe two, then he will make a couple of runs with some other QB just to prove it was not a fluke.

  13. Oklahoma’s HC Lincoln Riley makes the most sense of all the rumors I’ve heard. Sean Peyton going to Dallas makes almost zero sense.

  14. Payton has been propped up by the talent of Drew Brees, he is no coaching genius and probably couldn’t do much with Dak. Dak is like on the freshman team and Brees is starting varsity. Besides only a moron would go and coach a team that will have 10 or 11 players making a $150 million and not much left for the rest of the team.

    If he goes with Brees, he will sit out a year or two then only will go to a team with a A-list QB, it is the only way his offensive works.

  15. greenwhodat26 says:
    April 12, 2019 at 10:42 am
    FACT: Sean Payton is greatest offensive mind/playcaller of All-Time. The proof is in the numbers over the last 13 years, and it’s by a wide margin. You’re absolutely ignorant if you think he’s overrated in any way.
    +++++++++++++++++

    Sean Payton: 118-74 with a Super Bowl win

    Mike McCarthy: 125-77-2 with a Super Bowl win.

  16. I can’t see an alpha-male type going to coach that team while Jerry is still the alive and pretending to know football unless they back up the Federal Reserve to pay him.

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