How Sean Payton Is Reassuring Saints Fans Amid the Cowboys Coaching Rumors

April 12, 2019 - 3:10 pm
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NEW ORLEANS (WWL) -- New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton took a breather from his NFL Draft preparations to talk with Bobby Hebert and Kristian Garic about the NFL replay rule change he helped make happen after the "No-call in NOLA." 

The topic of Payton being a constant part of the head-coaching rumor mill also came up.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is entering the final year of his contract, and hasn't been able to lead the team to the success owner Jerry Jones expects. That has made Payton a rumored candidate to take over in Dallas. Payton was an assistant coach with the Cowboys from 2003-2005 before becoming the head coach in New Orleans.

"I'm in my 13th year, I don't know how to even answer it," Payton said about the Dallas head-coaching speculation. "I feel like it's every other year. It's on the odd number years, so 2019, it comes up, and we'll hear it in 2021."

Hebert joked that if Payton wins another Super Bowl in New Orleans, he could command $20 million a year from Dallas. But he said he knows Payton would like to remain with the Saints.

"That's clearly the plan," Payton jumped in quickly. "I've got Fleur-de-lis tattoos that can't be erased."