Urban Meyer “absolutely” would take Cowboys job

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Many coaches would never comment publicly about a job that is currently filled by someone else. Urban Meyer is not one of those coaches.

Appearing Friday on Colin Cowherd’s radio show, Meyer made it clear that he’s interested in the Cowboys job.

“That’s New York Yankees, that’s the Dallas Cowboys,” Meyer initially said regarding the question of whether Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley would or should want the job, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “That’s the one. Great city. They got Dak Prescott, Zeke Elliott. You got a loaded team. And I can’t speak for him obviously, I hate to even speculate because I don’t know him, that’s really not fair, but to me, that’s the one job in professional football that you say, ‘I got to go do that.'”

Regardless of whether Riley would want the job, it’s clear that Meyer would.

“Sure,” Meyer said. “Absolutely. Absolutely. That one? Yes.”

Of course, the job currently is filled. It belongs to Jason Garrett. And Cowboys ownership has done nothing to suggest that Garrett is in danger of losing it. (Other than, that is, not extending his contract, which expires after the current season.)

Making Meyer’s public pitch for the Cowboys job even more confusing is the fact that he supposedly left Ohio State because of an arachnoid cyst that, coupled with stress, was causing headaches.

While the Ohio State job surely entails a certain amount of stress, it’s nothing compared to coaching the team that continues to be at the epicenter of the NFL, even though 24 years have passed since they last appeared in a conference championship game.

52 responses to “Urban Meyer “absolutely” would take Cowboys job

  1. Who wouldnt want a job that paid millions and would get you tons of recognition. You add that the current coach hasn’t done anything worth mentioning for years and apparently still has job security…

    Where do I apply?

  2. Urban is free to apply but, IMO, he is a college coach. A great coach but a better fit for that game, like Saban.

    If he really wants to get into the NFL I think he will have to take a job with the Dolphins/Browns/Cardinals/etc first. Like Saban.

  3. the team that continues to be at the epicenter of the NFL, even though 24 years have passed since they last appeared in a conference championship game.


    The Cowboys and the Hype Train keeps a run’in.

  4. I don’t think the Cowboys are near as big a deal as they were twenty years ago. Also, I think there is much more pressure at Ohio State than there would be in Dallas. Urban was from Ohio, had been an asst. at OSU, was replacing Jim Tressel, who was a legend, if you lose one game, your season is almost basically over and losing to Michigan destroys your legacy. In Dallas, you can lose up to 6 or 7 games a year and still make the playoffs, no one really expects you to win a Super Bowl, so the bar is low and they haven’t had a great coach in over twenty years, so you don’t have big shoes to fill. All that said, I hope for Meyer’s health and family, he stays out of coaching, but it’s his choice.

  5. Doesn’t matter who the coach is. That’s not the Cowboys problem. Their problem is the qb. Dak is awful, he’s not a good qb that can carry a team to the superbowl. The Cowboys can hire belichick, and they’ll still be awful because you still have dink and dak. The sooner you draft a real franchise qb, the sooner you can become a legit superbowl contender. Until then, youre stuck with dink and dak.

  6. I don’t think Garret is going to be giving Meyer a “bro hug” any time in the future.

  7. ebpatton says:
    October 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Yes, but can Meyer clap?

    To be fair clapping is not the only thing he must be able to do. He has to be able to spit at the same time. No info on if in addition he must be able to walk and chew gum at the same time…

  8. So, if Meyer was to get the Cowboys head coaching position, any bets on what potential controversy could crop up that would cause his next medical issue? My initial thought would be with one of his former players – Elliot.

  9. Cowboys just lost the final game of the season and missed the playoffs AGAIN – Hey Jason you just got fired…..Big smile and some clapping as he approaches the podium…Just wanted to say how proud I am of this team and the outstanding effort they put into todays game. I wanna say how proud I am of the Job I’ve done here in Dallas. Yea we never won anything of consequence during my tenure as Head Coach, but I’ve enjoyed every second of the losing, and I couldn’t be prouder of the things I DIDN’T accomplish. Thank you and I’ll be seeing you guys again real soon, because like Jerry said I’m highly sought after

  10. Making Meyer’s public pitch for the Cowboys job even more confusing is the fact that he supposedly left Ohio State because of an arachnoid cyst that, coupled with stress, was causing headaches.

    So based on the above quote from this article it seems to suggest that Urban Liar isn’t telling the truth . So the only way to tell Urbie is lying is when his lips are moving .

  11. I don’t understand this guy. He takes a job, has success, then ritires due to health concerns, then turns around and takes a more stressful coaching job.

  12. Well, there you have it. Jason Garrett is all but gone. If Urban Meyer is interested and you know you could get Lincoln Riley, the Cowboys will definitely move on.

  13. Jerry Jones will always want to be the real coach, the shot-caller. The guy on the sidelines is only there for appearances. I’ll never forget a prime time game a few years ago where they zoomed in on Jerry in his box holding a play chart.

  14. That’s not what Meyer said.
    I watched it. Cowherd was asking if Riley would consider taking the Cowboys job because Cowherd has been predicting that Riley will go to the Cowboys.

    Meyers response was to about Riley saying “yes you consider taking the Cowboys job”

    Meyers never said he wants to coach the Cowboys.

  15. how in god’s name could the cowboys be considered the “epicenter” of the nfl unless you live in dallas? they have been an irrelevant embarrassment to the league for going on three decades.

  16. Should have asked Urban about the redskins job.
    If Meyer ever considers coming to Washington, he should call Marty Schottenheimer and Mike Shanahan for advice.

  17. The last thing they need is a coach who thinks an effective game plan is to have the QB run the ball fifty times a game and only throw passes to the sidelines and or behind the line of scrimmage.

  18. I’m guessing if/when the Cowboys don’t make the playoffs this year, extending Garrett won’t be any more compelling than it is now.

  19. Within 2 years when things are not going well he will resign with migraines from the stress.

  20. Saban sucked coaching in the NFL. Spurrier sucked coaching in the NFL. Lou Holtz sucked coaching in the NFL. Admittedly Meyer is a brilliant college coach and bright man, but the NFL is a lot different than coaching in college. Ask the above three guys. Yet Meyer MUST want to at least TRY his hand in the NFL. We’ll see….

  21. What response would you expect from a morally bankrupt individual, who ran from the last two coaching jobs when some questionable decisions came to light.

  22. at what point do the media and fans realize that Dallas is just another NFL team…there is nothing going on here people just your typical mediocre NFL franchise…

  23. Nick Saban didn’t win in the NFL. Steve Spurrier didn’t win in the NFL. Urban Meyer couldn’t win either. Plus, Meyer quits every job he’s ever had. I would never hire this guy. If he wants to coach so bad, why did he quit every coaching job?

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