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Report: Andy Reid could be Cowboys coach next season

Eagles coach Andy Reid was non-committal with Michael Vick as his starting quarterback when asked Monday. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Eagles coach Andy Reid could be a candidate for the Cowboys' head job after the season, according to a new report. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

In a report that coincides with the Philadelphia Eagles' trip to take on the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night, a source close to head coach Andy Reid told The Trenton Times' Mark Eckel that Reid could be the Cowboys' coach next season. Of course, both Reid and current Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett would have to be fired before that could even happen.

From Eckel's report:

According to an extremely reliable source, who is close to Reid, the long-time Eagles head coach could be the head coach of the archrival Cowboys next year. [...]

“I know a lot of people think Andy is going to San Diego next year, and I can see that happening,” the source said. “But I keep hearing Dallas. I think he can end up with the Cowboys. As a matter of fact, I think he will end up with the Cowboys, if Jason is fired.”

The embattled Reid has endured the worst season of his coaching career with the Eagles in 2012, and he was asked if he was thinking about resigning after a 31-6 drubbing against Washington on Nov. 18. After a 3-1 start to the season, the Eagles have lost seven straight games

Though Dallas has also limped to a disappointing 5-6 record this season, Garrett's fate is less certain. Another name that has been thrown around for the Cowboys opening is Sean Payton, who was suspended this season for his role in the Saints' bounty scandal. He will be a coaching free agent after the season.

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