Cowboys Have 'Very Real Interest' in Urban Meyer: Report

December 06, 2019 - 9:55 am

Jerry Jones made it clear after the Dallas Cowboys’ 31-24 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thursday night that Jason Garrett is still the coach of the team…for now.

The Cowboys owner told reporters after the team fell to 6-7 that “everybody that’s in here that’s healthy will be playing, and everybody that’s healthy coaching will be coaching.”

That does not necessarily mean Garrett’s job is safe once the season ends, though.

According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, the team has a “very real interest” in former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, and added that Stephen Jones has spoken with him recently.

She noted other potential candidates include Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley and Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott.

Garrett, 53, has been the Cowboys’ head coach since 2010 but his contract expires at the end of the season and the team is currently spiraling, having lost its last three games to fall under .500 for the first time this season.

Yet, the Cowboys are still in position to make the playoffs, sitting atop an anemic NFC East.

It is unclear if a playoff berth would save Garrett’s job either in such an underwhelming division, but Jones’ focus, at least publicly, remains on next week and getting into January.

“We’ll line them up here next week, we’re gonna go try to win a football game,” he said. “…We just got to play better.”

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