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Jerry Jones: Lincoln Riley to Cowboys Pure Speculation

In his weekly visit on 105.3 FM The Fan in Dallas-Fort Worth yesterday, Owner and refuted Ian Rapaport's that the team had considered moving on from . He doubled down on what his son, , said yesterday in interviews. The second aspect of that report was the interest in University of Oklahoma , and offensive wizard, .

It doesn't surprise me to hear his name being mentioned every time an NFL head coach is fired or is put on the . Lincoln Riley has been the hottest name in over the last couple of years. Every team in the NFL would probably love to have him. If you believe Jones, which is always a dubious idea, the Cowboys aren't interested.

Let's add, at this point in time, to the discussion.

Jerry and Stephen Jones aren't going to throw their coaches under the bus. That much has been evident through first nine games of the season, though they've had a lot of reasons to. They continue to support the despite the down season. It's unlikely that the Dallas Cowboys are moving on from Head Coach regardless of what happens in 2018. He's a coach that Jerry Jones believes in and unless the team absolutely get's pummeled down the stretch or quits, I don't see them making a change at the top of the staff.

In an attempt to set aside my college football rooting interest in the Sooners, I don't think it's likely that Lincoln Riley is coming to the NFL. It's a slim proposition.

The only job in which Riley were to leave the comfy confines of Norman would be , but I don't think he makes that move in the . He's had a lot of success in his first two seasons at Oklahoma, but has goals in mind for his tenure as the Sooners' head coach. I doubt that Riley would leave the University of Oklahoma for an offensive coordinator job or a head coaching job with a team with average or below average organizational profile. So, Garrett would have to be fired in order for Riley to be interested about making the jump to the NFL.

Jerry Jones has been clear about his support of Jason Garrett and I for one believe him. The Dallas Cowboys still have a lot to play for in the in 2018 and an outside shot at making the if they were to go on a serious run. Jerry Jones has always been confident that the Dallas Cowboys could win with Jason Garrett.

That makes what he's saying about the Cowboys' interest, or lack there of in Riley, just as believable.

John Williams
John Williams
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Ethan Chazin


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If i thought it were possible I’d be all about it. But he isn’t leaving Norman any time soon.

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