The NFL has voided the multi-year extension given to suspended head coach Sean Payton from the New Orleans Saints in September of last year. As a result, Payton will head into the offseason as a free agent head coach and it will be another drama filled storyline in New Orleans.
Payton will be a highly sought after head coach but there is already belief in some league circles that a favorite will emerge — the Dallas Cowboys.
Payton is expected to become the NFL’s most sought-after head coach after this season and there already is speculation in league circles that he could wind up returning to Dallas, where he worked as the assistant head coach from 2003 to 2005, during which time the Cowboys brought in quarterback Tony Romo, who attended the same college, Eastern Illinois, as Payton.
The Cowboys are linked to the hot coaching candidates every off season but there would be no better fit for the team than Payton.
If the Cowboys continue to struggle this season and miss the playoffs, Jerry Jones will be looking to completely overhaul the team’s coaching staff and roster. Bringing in Payton would breathe new life into the Cowboys organization and conjure up some excitement heading into next season.
If there is one coaching candidate that could make the most out of the Cowboys offensive talent, it is Sean Payton.