Dallas Cowboy fans across the world let out a big sigh tonight. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has agreed in-principle to a five year extension with the Saints on Friday. Payton, who is spending this season on suspension due to the Bounty Gate scandal, was expected to be a free agent at the end of the year. And Cowboy fans were hoping Dallas would be his next stop.
The NFL voided Payton’s previous contract extension with the Saints due to some problems they had with the exact wording of said contract. And with the Cowboys continuing to struggle under head coach Jason Garrett, fans and national media alike were speculating on the Super Bowl winning coach’s future.
But Garrett’s recent actions concerning defensive tackle Josh Brent’s manslaughter incident, in which Jerry Brown Jr. was killed, was very impressive. Maybe more impressive has been that the Cowboys have won the last three out of their four games.
So, it appears Cowboy fans are now stuck with Garrett. Let’s only hope his on-the-job training has paid off with a playoff appearance this season. If not, expect to hear names like Jon Gruden and Bill Cowher circling Valley Ranch.