Rumors of Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett being replaced in the offseason are swirling, but in the meantime, the team is looking to do all it can to limit its distractions and mount a playoff run.
That’s proven difficult, as the team has lost its last three games, and each week sparks more rumors of who could come in to fill the potential void, with Garrett’s contract set to expire after this season. Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley’s name has been thrown into the mix, as has former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer’s. It’s known that the team has been in contact with both guys, but their level of interest is unclear.
In the meantime, team owner Jerry Jones is attempting to get the team focused on what’s in front of them, rather than in the future, in a sense. The team did allow all these news tips to have been leaked to reporters, yet now Jones is attempting to offset that by hinting the team is not looking to hire a college head coach in the future.
That seems like more of a blanket statement than anything, so it’s hard to read too much into it. Jones is just saying whatever it takes to quell the rumors of who could be coaching the team next season, but it’s too late, as the sports world is buzzing with speculation.