Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that there has been buzz going around at the Super Bowl that the Cowboys could target Sean Payton as their next head coach after allowing Jason Garrett to finish out his contract in 2019.
Florio admits that this could be “easier said than done”, given that Dallas would need to compensate the Saints for allowing Payton to leave.
It’s likely the Saints would want at least one draft pick for Payton and the Cowboys would have to sign Payton to a new contract that could be at least $10,000,000 per year.
Payton, 55, began his NFL coaching career with the Eagles as their QBs coach back in 1997. He later joined the Giants for three seasons before the Cowboys hired him as their assistant HC/QBs coach for the 2003 season.
The Saints brought Payton in as their head coach for the 2006 and he’s remained in New Orleans since then.
For his career, Payton has led the Saints to a record of 118-74 (61.5 percent), which includes seven playoff appearances and one Super Bowl title in 2009.
We’ll have more regarding Payton and the Cowboys as the news is available.