Earlier this week, it was announced that the Dallas Cowboys would not be giving head coach Jason Garrett a contract extension and would essentially be playing for his job next season. This would’ve made a lot of sense in past years since he under-performed and led the Cowboys to losing seasons or early playoff exits.
This past season, the team rebounded from a slow start to win the NFC East and actually win a playoff game, something that has been hard to come by in the last 22 years. It seems that the Cowboys front office had a very good reason for not wanting to extend Garrett.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Cowboys have a plan in place to part ways with Garrett after his contract expires, and then they will attempt to lure Sean Payton from New Orleans to Dallas in 2020.
It may be easier said than done. The Cowboys would need to compensate the Saints for allowing Payton to leave, and that compensation likely would include at least one draft pick. The Cowboys also would have to pay Payton, who likely would expect (and rightfully so) eight figures per year, at a minimum.
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