— Matt Barrie (@Matt_Barrie) November 5, 2012
Jerry Jones, the GM/owner of the struggling Dallas Cowboys, will pick up the phone this morning and ring his pal Sean Payton, the unemployed free agent former coach of the Saints.
The Payton-Jones-Cowboys whispers have been out there since February 2011. Payton has a house in Dallas (he was commuting to the Saints last season). His kids are in Dallas. He’s long-time friends with Jerry Jones.
Dallas is 3-5, and would probably need to go at least 6-2 the rest of the way to get into playoff contention … and save Jason Garrett’s job. The remaining schedule for the Cowboys:
at Philadelphia (the coaches getting fired bowl!)
vs. New Orleans (the irony!)
On the bright side, Tony Romo is 19-3 in his career in November! And only one of those teams (Pittsburgh) currently has a winning record. So it can be done.