Sean Payton to coach the Cowboys?

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On Sunday, ESPN reported that suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was in further coaching limbo after having his contract extension voided by the NFL. Barring a new agreement with the Saints, Payton could become a free agent at the end of the season.

Although Payton has been tainted by the Bountygate scandal, you'd have to think that there still would be plenty of teams willing to hire a Super Bowl-winning coach, a man who owns one of the game's most brilliant offensive minds.

Owners and general managers would trip over themselves to make him an offer to come to cities that could have vacancies — Philadelphia, San Diego, Kansas City, Cleveland, Jacksonville and Tennessee seemingly among the options.

Let me see, did I leave any possibility out?

Oh, yeah ... Dallas — which happens to be the place I believe Payton will end up in 2013.

I think Payton and his agent, or someone close to Payton, leaked the story to ESPN for a number of possible reasons: to squeeze the Saints by putting public pressure on the organization to sign Payton; to show fans that he has been patient, but he's now being jerked around by the team and the commissioner (who already is hated in New Orleans); and/or to let other organizations know they can start showing interest in Payton — through whispering third-party ambassadors, of course.

There's still a lot that would have to transpire for Payton to become the Cowboys coach — namely the firing of current coach Jason Garrett. But it makes a lot of sense for Payton to be the next head coach in Dallas.

Here are 10 reasons why it will happen:

1. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is obsessed with winning. You hear it every time he pipes up in the media and guarantees a win, a championship, or that his team will kick the New York Giants' asses. As much as I like Garrett (a former teammate with the Giants) as a coach and a person, his team is not winning consistently. And worse, it's self-destructing late in games, which points to the coaching. Payton could fix that.

2. Jones usually gets what he wants — and has the money to get it. Despite all of the public votes of confidence for Garrett, Jones has a team that has won one playoff game in this millennium. He owns a team that plays a disproportionate number of times on national TV and usually not well. That embarrasses him.

3. Prior to the Sunday night game (another Cowboys' loss on national TV, by the way), Bob Costa interviewed the most important member of the Cowboys. No, not quarterback Tony Romo or tight end Jason Witten or wide receiver Dez Bryant or linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Costas interviewed Jones. As long as the Cowboys are about the guy in the front office, and no one on the field, they will not be a consistent winner.

4. And here's what irks Jones. As the de facto general manager, he has provided Garrett with enough talent to win, but the Cowboys remain chronic underachievers. The defense is among the top five in yards allowed per game, but is in the middle of the pack in points per game. Romo completes 65% of his passes, but has a sub-80 passer rating. He leads the NFL in interceptions and can't figure out how to win important games. Payton, who has one of the best killer instincts in the NFL, could fix that, too.

5. The Saints are past their peak. They won a magical Super Bowl following the 2009 season with an explosive offense, orchestrated by Payton and masterfully led by Drew Brees. The Saints also had an extraordinarily opportunistic defense that manufactured turnovers and scored eight defensive TDs. Those days are over. This season, they no longer can compete defensively. They're bottom of the league in turnovers and are getting gashed against the run, which puts them on the wrong side of the time-of-possession battle and negates the effectiveness of the offense. And it's not likely to get better soon.

6. Payton is cocky and loves a challenge, and what greater challenge than to be the catalyst for the ascension of the enigmatic Romo. Payton would love the challenge of creating an offensive system that allows Romo to thrive and become the champion that people have expected him to morph into for at least five years.

7. Payton wants to be seen as great. He's already a coach of lore in New Orleans for winning the only championship in franchise history, a title that's particularly poignant because it came on the heels of Hurricane Katrina. Winning a Super Bowl in Dallas could make him a legend in another city and solidify his place in history.

8. Payton, the man, has been through a lot over the past year — a divorce and the Bountygate fiasco. The controversy has become one of the biggest distractions in league history, tainting all levels of the Saints organization. A personal and professional reboot could be a welcome lift for all parties, including Payton.

9. Payton already has a home in the Dallas area, a fact that started rumors of a potential job change a couple of years ago.

10. That leaves us with one important point to address: to coach the Cowboys, Payton likely would demand complete control over personnel. I believe Jones would give it to him if it brings the possibility of a championship. Even if it means Jones wouldn't get credit, at this stage of his life he might not care. If he'd be willing to sell his soul to the devil, he'd probably be willing to hand over the roster, too.

Of course this is speculation, and who knows if the relationship between Saints owner Tom Benson and Payton is strong enough to withstand all of the turmoil of the last year.

And who knows if Jones is truly committed to Garrett and the belief that he is the "long term" solution in Big D.

"This is a long-term thing with me," Jones said. "We know this is a short-term game. On the other hand, I have to also look at the long-term, and yes, that's what I like about the potential growth with Jason. I like the way the players respond for Jason. He gets a lot of effort out of these players. They have a lot of respect for him."

Sounds like wiggle room to me, and if there is one truth in the NFL, it is that there is no loyalty in it. History tells us that Jones is quick to pull the trigger if he believes his team is headed in the wrong direction.

The "Not For Long" league means words of encouragement and confidence are really just words.

"Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are pleased to announce Sean Payton as the next head coach."

Now, those would be interesting words to hear!
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  • lamontbdclamontbdc Posts: 16,444 ✭✭✭✭✭
    maybe but after being with the Saints i'm not sure he's the type to take a job where you got JJ on your back and all up in your business. maybe if JJ fell back as the GM.
    VulcanRaven
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,557 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Rise from the ashes MarylandPosts: 14,780 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This would be a stupid decision on his part unless he gets the biggest contract ever in the history of NFL coaches. Dallas is a circus and Jerry is not about winning, if he was then he would have a GM, get rid of Romo and hire a real coach that actually controls the team. Peyton has a super bowl QB that can win another one when Sean is off of suspension after they improve the defense. To go to Dallas where the chances of him winning another SB is none existent would be career suicide unless as I said he get's the biggest contract ever for a head coach.
    ragecoop9889dazerferflydallas' 4 evadbrazil412
  • KeepOnPushingKeepOnPushing Posts: 17,548 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • BetaBeta "COLOR MONEY!!!" Posts: 23,531 ✭✭✭✭✭
    FOH wit this BS
  • ShizlanskyShizlansky Nothing better then being a father. Posts: 20,253 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sean payton bought a house in Dallas recently

    Nfl voided his contract because if his GM eva got suspended, his contract is voided.

    Jerry jones has a whole bunch of money

    Dallas sucks as usual

    Rumors rumors rumors

    He always had a house in Dallas since his cowboy days, Hell his wife still lives here and kids still go to school in Dallas.

  • greenwood1921greenwood1921 Posts: 47,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll never say what Jerry Jones "wont" do. If it's a chance -- he can get it done. Now whether or not "it" actually works is a whole other conversation.

    Jerry Jones is officially the new Al Davis. Living off a reputation of a team that was set decades ago. Too power hungry to hire a GM or even a coach that will tell him to fall back, etc, etc.

    He'll go after the big names, but I doubt it will work. His rep is getting bigger than him.
  • ragerage Posts: 5,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Peyton would be all kinds of stupid to do this...unless he is getting arab money from JJ. The Cowboys organization is a joke, SB winning or even contending organization are not run like this.
  • coop9889coop9889 Posts: 6,219 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Id welcome it.

    Our offense is the only major problem of ours right now, and that's all on Garrett, a so-called "offensive genius".

    Payton > Garrett.

  • Aristo_V300Aristo_V300 Posts: 6,003 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Come on over...
    Matt-VulcanRavenunspoken_respect
  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Rise from the ashes MarylandPosts: 14,780 ✭✭✭✭✭
    coop9889 wrote: »
    Id welcome it.

    Our offense is the only major problem of ours right now, and that's all on Garrett, a so-called "offensive genius".

    Payton > Garrett.

    But saints > boys
    Saints owner > jerry
    Brees> romo
    SleepwalkingInJapaniron man1Already Home_17
  • PanchoYoSanchoPanchoYoSancho Posts: 7,609 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2012
    Jerruh would do it in a heart beat, but Payton would be a fool to leave New Orleans.
  • ShizlanskyShizlansky Nothing better then being a father. Posts: 20,253 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Saints Oline > Dallas Oline
    Saints RBs > Dallas RBs
    Saints WRs > Dallas WRs even thought they are more explosive but terrible hands,route running ability, and the low football IQ
    Playing in the Dome > Playing in Jerry World
    Micky Loomis > Jerry Jones

    And this goes without saying Brees > Romo

    He would be a fool to leave.
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  • Mister B.Mister B. The IC'sTeacher...learn some shit! Posts: 9,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ESPN cooking up bullshit to hype niggas up. And it's working like a charm.
    rakim ii
  • major painmajor pain Posts: 9,963 ✭✭✭✭✭
    only way this happens is if payton demands a real GM or GM power himself
    VulcanRaven
  • coop9889coop9889 Posts: 6,219 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2012
    Mad Jack wrote: »
    coop9889 wrote: »
    Id welcome it.

    Our offense is the only major problem of ours right now, and that's all on Garrett, a so-called "offensive genius".

    Payton > Garrett.

    But saints > boys
    Saints owner > jerry
    Brees> romo

    Lol @ saying saints > cowboys when they both are sucking right now, and the saints have like the worst D in the league and cowboys have top 5. All the cowboys need now to win (they are already competitive in pretty much every game) is an offensive spark/killer instinct and that's exactly what Payton could provide.

    Saints only started getting good once Payton became the coach. He was the catalyst just as much as Brees. We've yet to see Romo with an offensive mind as good as Payton.


    Shizlansky wrote: »
    Saints Oline > Dallas Oline
    Saints RBs > Dallas RBs
    Saints WRs > Dallas WRs even thought they are more explosive but terrible hands,route running ability, and the low football IQ
    Playing in the Dome > Playing in Jerry World
    Micky Loomis > Jerry Jones

    And this goes without saying Brees > Romo

    He would be a fool to leave.

    Funny how you leave out Saints D <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Cowboys D.

    If Payton is as good as you think, you don't think he can take advantage of all the Cowboys playmakers on offense and turn it into a powerhouse comparable to the Saints offense? You do know with this personnel the cowboys were 7th in passing in the league last year.
  • Will MunnyWill Munny I eat pussy on the 1st date. Posts: 24,515 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Whever peyton goes, I hope a trail of misfortune and pestilence follow him.
    caddo man
  • unspoken_respectunspoken_respect I smell tittys Posts: 8,986 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My pops is hoping for this to happen. Jason Garrett doesn't even look like he should be head coach of a high school team.
  • dazerferflydazerferfly The Danish OG Posts: 2,000 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I personally think its a spin made up by the ESPN guys.
    VulcanRavenrakim ii
  • dallas' 4 evadallas' 4 eva I been A1 since day 1 you niggas booboo.... Posts: 6,252 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Won't happen. No real head coach can deal with Jerry Jones which is why we haven't had one since Parcells. Payton doesn't kiss enough ass for JJ's taste anyway.
  • rakim iirakim ii Posts: 1,707 ✭✭✭
    Nope, Jared Jones can't see past his ego
  • ragerage Posts: 5,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    JJ just came out and said that he will ALWAYS be the cowboys GM....you niggas are DOOMED!! LOL

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  • major painmajor pain Posts: 9,963 ✭✭✭✭✭
    rage wrote: »
    JJ just came out and said that he will ALWAYS be the cowboys GM....you niggas are DOOMED!! LOL

    I'm hoping he hangs himself from the titantron one of these days.
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