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Shaq Says Deion Sanders Should Coach Cowboys; “Prime Time” Reacts

Forget ; a new name has been thrown into the conversation for the future of the Cowboys. Basketball icon and lifelong Dallas fan Shaquille O'Neal recently suggested should take over as coach, and now “Prime Time” has responded clearly about his interest level.

Sanders is currently preparing for his third season as head coach of Jackson State University. He recently won the Eddie Robinson Award after JSU's 11-win season, being recognized as the top coach in the NCAA Division-I subdivision.

Shaq and Deion, both mega sports stars in the same era, likely have a relationship outside of their professional walks. O'Neal has clearly been paying attention to Sanders' work at JSU and said the following on The Rich Eisen Show:

Cowboys Fan Shaquille O’Neal: Deion Sanders Should Be Dallas’ Next Head Coach | The Rich Eisen Show

Arguably the greatest in NFL and an all-time athlete in any world, Deion played for the Cowboys from 1995-1999. He knows the culture and the Jones family as well as anyone could.

In a recent appearance on The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon, Sanders responded to Shaq's comments and left no doubt where his heart lies.

Shaq Thinks Deion Sanders Should Coach the | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Thankfully, Deion's lack of desire to coach the Cowboys appears to have nothing to do with the organization. It sounds like he would respond the same way to the 49ers, Falcons, or any other NFL team. He's here to mold young men and not manage millionaires.

At 54-years-old there's still plenty of time for Deion Sanders to decide he wants a new adventure. But at least for now, the idea of him the Dallas Cowboys appears to be off the table.

That makes one less guy for to worry about.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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lonewolfz28

Not a “Prime Time” fan. I didn’t even like him when he was a Cowboy. I don’t know what’s scarier, him “molding young men” or coaching the Cowboys.

Yeah, he was a hard worker. But, he was also an arrogant, greedy and selfish…guy.

I do like his expansion idea of granting the new ownerships to minorities or minority led groups and see how it shakes out. Although, one of the latest franchises to come under fire for supposed racism (the Dolphins) has several minorities (Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Marc Anthony, Venus Williams, and Serena Williams) as part owners. I wonder how they took Brian Flores’ accusations?

Michael Jordan has been involved in several team ownerships, and currently a couple of NASCAR teams. It would be interesting to see him, maybe as part of a group, get an expansion franchise in the NFL. Interestingly enough, Emmitt Smith is now a team owner in the NASCAR XFinity Series (driver is military vet Jesse Iwuji).

How much Jerry would fight against an expansion NFL team in San Antonio if Emmitt, MJ and maybe Moose were part of the ownership team?

Cowboy Fan Ed

You know after reading some of DS ideology on how he would coach these millionaire players I think he would be a good fit as the head coach of the boys! He said that he would be an disciplinarian and not put up with players that didn’t work hard and play smart! In my opinion that is exactly what the Cowboys need!

lonewolfz28

And even he admitted that he wouldn’t be a good fit for that reason.

There’s a reason Tom Coughlin, Urban Meyer, Matt Patricia, etc didn’t last long. To get away with it in college is one thing. Trying to carry the same style to the NFL full of millionaires with their own brands, agents, union, and multi-year guaranteed contracts in a salary cap world just doesn’t fly for very long.

The only coach that seems to be able to pull it off lately is Bill Belichick, and he had help from Tom Brady pushing his teammates just as hard as Bill was. It also helps to have his established record of championships.

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