NFL Rumors: Cowboys Could Pursue This Coach If They Fire Jason Garrett


If the Dallas Cowboys decide on major changes in the coming months, here’s how they might look.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on “Good Morning Football” the Cowboys are unlikely to fire Jason Garrett as head coach during the season. The 4-5 Cowboys will struggle to earn a playoff berth this season, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones, according to Rapoport, will wait until the offseason to make any changes at head coach.

A source also told Rapoport the Cowboys might target Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley as Garrett’s replacement.

“If they do end up replacing Garrett at the end of this season, I’m told both Steven and Jerry Jones have an affinity for Lincoln Riley, Rapoport said. “So the Cleveland Browns if they are interested in (starting quarterback) Baker Mayfield’s old coach, they may have some competition.”

Riley, 35, is in his second season as Oklahoma’s head coach. His brief resume as a college-football head coach boasts a 21-3 record and the 2017 Big 12 championship. How his skills might translate to the NFL are unknown, but the Joneses apparently might eye him as a potential future Cowboys coach.

Coincidentally, the Cowboys went on the road and beat the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night and sit tied for second place in the NFC East, two games behind the Washington Redskins.

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