Please, make the Sean Payton to the Cowboys dream a reality
Just Google “Sean Payton Cowboys” and you’re sure to get numerous results about the connection between these two. Even before he stepped down as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, there were rumblings that Jerry Jones wanted to lure Payton to Dallas in any way that he could. That, of course, didn’t come to fruition.
Now, it appears that Payton is heading back to the NFL head coaching ranks. He just had a second interview with the Denver Broncos and appears to be the favorite to replace Nathaniel Hackett. We’re dreaming here, though, and if the Cowboys came calling with an offer for him to replace Mike McCarthy, you have to think that he might be willing to listen.
Payton’s success in New Orleans was truly remarkable. Yes, he too had an all-time accurate quarterback in Drew Brees, someone surely headed for the Hall of Fame. However, when you dissect the rest of the roster throughout his tenure, there were times when he was competing for NFC titles when the receiving corps was less than stellar, the defense was an issue and the situation around Brees was simply not all that good.
One thing that has always been the most enticing about a Payton-Cowboys match, though, has been the notion that Brees was never the most physically gifted but was always put in the best positions schematically. Now imagine that with Dak Prescott. And then think about the success if Payton were to keep Dan Quinn or bring in another elite defensive coordinator.
Talk about dreaming.