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08:05 AM ET 10.03 | With Dallas struggling, the job security of Jason Garrett will likely become a topic of conversation, particularly if the Cowboys miss the playoffs. [At an SMU Athletic Forum,] suspended New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton informed the man that would be interviewing him that no question was off limits. ... [The] loudest reaction from the Dallas crowd came after Payton responded to a question about coaching the Dallas Cowboys in the future. The former Cowboys assistant is good friends with several Cowboys players and [Garrett]. "I'd rather answer a bounty question," Payton responded. After the crowd's laughter quieted, Payton added: "Right now my focus is on staying with New Orleans and really getting back on the sidelines."

The Times-Picayune

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October 3, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Well, this is an effed-up thread, isn't it? Is this a Sean Payton thread, like the headline and picture, or a Woody-And-The-Jets thread like the story? Or are we going to get two thread out of this, like a blastocyst splitting to form identical twins who are completely different?

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October 3, 2012  08:56 AM ET

He Knows Who Mitt Romney is !!!

October 3, 2012  09:05 AM ET

T&R is running the triple option now. Based on the initial formation you have no idea which picture goes with which story or where the link will take you. You're confused and backpedaling, no longer attacking the story.

This is all in preparation for Tim Tebow taking over as QB of the Jets.

October 3, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Why would he want to get involved in that mess that is Jerry Jones?

October 3, 2012  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Why would he want to get involved in that mess that is Jerry Jones?

My thoughts precisely.

And this year's 0-4 start by the Saints without him demonstrates value to New Orleans. Why would he ever make a stupid move like going to Dallas?

October 3, 2012  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Why would he want to get involved in that mess that is Jerry Jones?

when he could stay with the mess that is the NO Saints.

October 3, 2012  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

My thoughts precisely.And this year's 0-4 start by the Saints without him demonstrates value to New Orleans. Why would he ever make a stupid move like going to Dallas?

Payton may be losing a lot of cash by having to sit out the year, but his value as a coach increases dramatically with each loss.

October 3, 2012  09:38 AM ET

I agree with all of you you that as long as Jones is in charge in Big D no big name coach will take the job, so he will be stuck with guys like Garrett.

October 3, 2012  09:39 AM ET

I would endorse this!

October 3, 2012  10:07 AM ET

i'd love to see that change!!! and JJ will always be in charge, but i'd like to think that a big name coach is in our future - money talks (or it used to.)

October 3, 2012  10:35 AM ET

Barry Switzer is still around. JJ must still have his number.

October 3, 2012  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

i'd love to see that change!!! and JJ will always be in charge,

Jimmy Johnson? :)

October 3, 2012  10:44 AM ET

Keep in mind Gents---JJ has won 3 Super Bowls since 89 went he bought the team.

October 3, 2012  10:45 AM ET

Gawd, he would have Jerry Jones and Tony Romo to contend with.
Sean Payton owes it to the Saints to come back and get this team on track. After all the problems brought on by Goody Goodell for alleged Bounty Gate, he is needed to get things straight. Anyone who believes Goody Goodell was right in his decision is an all out FOOL. Sure there are many of them out there so if the shoe fits them wear your dunce hat with pride.

October 3, 2012  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

My thoughts precisely.And this year's 0-4 start by the Saints without him demonstrates value to New Orleans. Why would he ever make a stupid move like going to Dallas?

He could be Jimmy Johnson's second coming...

October 3, 2012  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Gawd, he would have Jerry Jones and Tony Romo to contend with. Sean Payton owes it to the Saints to come back and get this team on track. After all the problems brought on by Goody Goodell for alleged Bounty Gate, he is needed to get things straight. Anyone who believes Goody Goodell was right in his decision is an all out FOOL. Sure there are many of them out there so if the shoe fits them wear your dunce hat with pride.

"alleged Bounty Gate"? Really?

October 3, 2012  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

"alleged Bounty Gate"? Really?

Sure, it's denial, but give the guy credit for being a fan. He loves his team and he's standing by them, even a 0-4. Compare that to the rabid Giants fans who have been AWOL since Sunday.

October 3, 2012  11:21 AM ET

Joe Theisman doesn't think much of Tony Romo, another NFC Rival commenting on a fellow Quarterback! Every once in a while Joe Jumps off the couch!

 
October 3, 2012  11:35 AM ET

You people DO realize that Sean Payton has already dealt with both Jerry Jones and Tony Romo, don't you?

Evidently some of you seem to be missing that point while trying to make your irrelevant one.

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