Would Sean Payton leave the New Orleans Saints for the Dallas Cowboys?
In the aftermath of Dallas’ loss to the Niners in the Super Wild Card round, many fans and members of the media were calling for cowboys owner Jerry Jones to fire coach Mike McCarthy.
But earlier in the week, the team made it clear that they have no intentions of letting go of Big Mike.
Cowboys Exec Stephen Jones Reveals Mike McCarthy’s Future with Cowboys https://t.co/pkg98IGt9b
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) January 17, 2022
Even if Mike McCarthyis safe (for now), many are still left pondering if the Cowboys would pounce at an opportunity to land Saints coach Sean Payton if he were to explore his options.
There's a lot of talk about Sean Payton leaving New Orleans… and he has strong connections with the Cowboys. That could have a significant impact on what Jerry Jones decides to do with McCarthy.
— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) January 17, 2022
Fans reacted to the possibility of Sean Payton joining to Cowboys.
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Oh boy, we’re in the “Sean Payton leaving the Saints for the Cowboys” talk point of the season pic.twitter.com/9izqQHZTmq
— John Hendrix (@JohnJHendrix) January 17, 2022
The Sean Payton to the Cowboys rumors ALWAYS pop up when there's uncertainty about the Cowboys head coach.
So I asked @SlaterNFL for her thoughts
— Tom Downey (Cowboys have $15.5 M-ish in Cap Space) (@WhatGoingDowney) January 18, 2022
Cowboys fans cry for Sean Payton to come save them every year 😭
— FBG, b. 🦅⚜️ (@Free_BWes) January 18, 2022
There are reports every offseason of Sean Payton leaving NOLA for the Cowboys. It’s comical at this point. He isn’t going anywhere. 🤣
— Jeremy (@JKMJXH3) January 17, 2022
Have the Sean Payton to the Cowboys rumors started yet?
— Rod Fulton (@SaintRoderick) January 17, 2022
Cowboy fans so delusional thinking Sean Payton wanna be in Dallas 😭 https://t.co/P6erxYJ6MJ
— hamdi (@sheikha_hamdi) January 18, 2022
Could The Cowboys Lure Sean Payton?
Yeah, it’s highly unlikely that there’s any real merit to the Sean Payton-Cowboys linking. But if you were to build an argument on why he might want to leave New Orleans, you could say that the quarterback situation is much better in Dallas.
In the hypothetical that Dallas trades for Payton, he would be leaving Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill for Dak Prescott. And he wouldn’t have to deal with being in Tom Brady’s division for (at least) one more season.
No, I don’t think Sean Payton will ultimately ask to be traded from the Saints. But that won’t stop Cowboys fans from dreaming of the coach coming in to fix their mess.