On Sunday, ESPN reported that the NFL had voided a multi-year contract extension given to suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton back in 2011, meaning that if the two sides can’t come together between now and then to work out a new deal, Payton will become a free agent at season’s end.
Not surprisingly, this has drawn a good deal of attention from Dallas Cowboys fans, many of whom are less than content (to put it nicely) with the Cowboys’ current head coach, Jason Garrett, and remember well that Payton has a long history with Jerry Jones, Tony Romo and the Cowboys as an organization.
Equally unsurprising though, is that the Cowboys don’t want to address the news coming out of New Orleans, as evidenced by the comments of executive vice president Stephen Jones during an appearance on 105.3-FM The Fan on Monday.
“That has nothing to do with us,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s head coach of the New Orleans Saints, albeit he is suspended. And that has nothing to do with us.”
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