Payton Interested in Cowboys, Chargers, Dolphins HC Jobs

By: The Trend Wire

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According to a source close to Sean Payton, the Miami Dolphins are "among the teams that would intrigue" Payton if he opted to make a comeback to coaching,

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The insider continued, "He could also see other organisations that might interest Payton should their jobs become open, including [the Dallas Cowboys] and the [Los Angeles] Chargers

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In 15 seasons with the franchise (2006-11, 2013-21), Payton, 58, guided the Saints to a 152-89 record, nine playoff appearances, and a Super Bowl victory,

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establishing a reputation as one of the game's most creative offensive brains and top head coaches overall.

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Jackson's source says that Payton is looking for "The ability to make personnel decisions is most vital, along with favourable weather and a roster capable of competing

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The colleague argued that while having a talented quarterback would be advantageous, it is not the primary or secondary issue."

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The Cowboys are perhaps the most logical of the franchises Payton is believed to be interested in (although insisting on having "control over personnel decisions" would conflict with owner Jerry Jones' hands-on approach).

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Despite having a 12-5 record in Mike McCarthy's second season in charge, Dallas only managed three playoff victories since the turn of the century because to a loss in the NFC Wild Card Round against the San Francisco 49ers.

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It's reasonable to assume that McCarthy may be fired if the Cowboys, a team with plenty of talent and quarterback Dak Prescott in his prime, fail to make a significant postseason run.

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In the meantime, Mike McDaniel, a former offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers

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was just named head coach of the Miami Dolphins. For him to lose his job in the upcoming year or two, things would need to be exceedingly bad.

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The Chargers' employment situation with Brandon Staley is interesting, meanwhile. It's difficult to see Staley being fired after a 9-8 record the previous year, which saw the team narrowly miss the playoffs in his first year.

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But the new head coach might find himself in hot water if the Chargers miss the playoffs once more this season—a very possible possibility considering that they must contend with a very competitive AFC West.

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It seems unlikely in light of the development superstar quarterback Justin Herbert has displayed while playing with Staley.

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But it's a situation worth keeping an eye on, especially with Payton perhaps lurking in the background.