Urban Meyer reportedly remains candidate for NFL coaching job
Urban Meyer may not be interested in returning to college coaching at this time but there is continued speculation that he could soon have an opportunity to coach in the NFL.
No, not with the Browns, as has been mentioned in the past, but with the Cowboys.
Despite the fact Dallas is currently leading the NFC East division, many believe Jason Garrett could soon be out of a job in Dallas. The Cowboys have lost three games in a row and currently have a losing record (6-7) after playing 13 games. Considering Garrett has had many years to turn Dallas into a contender, if he can’t lead the Cowboys into postseason success this year, there is a good chance Jerry Jones will finally make a coaching change in Texas.
According to Jane Slater of NFL Media, Dallas has “real interest” in Meyer. Slater is even reporting that Cowboys’ CEO Stephen Jones spoke with Meyer recently, for what’s that worth. Other candidates for the job include Lincoln Riley and Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott, according to Slater.
Given the fact multiple candidates are being thrown around for a job that’s not even open at this time suggests it’s only a matter of time before Dallas does make a coaching change and moves on from Garrett. Taking this all into consideration, there may not be an NFL coach with more pressure on him down the stretch than Garrett.