Urban Meyer 'absolutely' would take Cowboys job

Ruben Hill
October 21, 2019

The Dallas Cowboys do not have an available coaching position.

Urban Meyer sounds ready to coach again.

"Sure", Meyer added. "Absolutely".

Although the former Ohio State coach has never held a job at the pro level, he certainly sounded fascinated by the idea of coaching the Cowboys during a recent interview on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd".

The conversation about the Cowboys coaching job started with Cowherd asking Meyer whether not he thought Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley might be interested in potentially filling the position, and while giving his answer, Meyer basically started gushing about how wonderful it would be to coach the Cowboys. That's the one. Great city. That's the one job in professional football you say, "I've got to go do that".

Of course, the Cowboys still have a head coach in Jason Garrett, whose 3-3 team is set to play for first place in the NFC East tonight.

There are two things to dissect from all of this before Cowboys nation gets too excited over the possibility of Meyer leading Dallas.

"Pure speculation, because I know [Riley], but I don't know him like that, but that's the one [job]", Meyer said.

If the Dallas Cowboys want to make a coaching change and are looking for a coach who has spent his career in college football, there's a famous one now doing TV work who would "absolutely" listen to their pitch. Cowherd then followed up and asked Meyer if he'd spend "a couple days with it" if the Cowboys did reach out to him.

The 55-year-old Meyer left Ohio State at the end of last season, citing health reasons that stemmed from the stresses of being a coach. Considering he's won just two playoff games during his time as the head coach, one would have to assume that if the Cowboys don't even make the playoffs this season, that he would be out. We're not just talking about as a head coach; Meyer has never coached at the National Football League level in any sort of official position. There is no recruiting, you don't get as deep into personnel decisions, and you can lose some games here or there as long as you get a team into the playoffs and then shoot for a Super Bowl.

Maybe the allure of a new head coach with a bloated resume may give Cowboys fans hope after all.

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