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Urban Meyer Says He'd 'Absolutely' Take Cowboys Coaching Job If Offered


Although the Cowboys aren't looking for a new head coach, Urban Meyer just added his name to the list of potential candidates.

Meyer appeared on The Herd With Colin Cowherd this week and discussed the possibility of a coaching change in Dallas. Cowherd asked Meyer if he thought Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley would be open to taking the Cowboys' job. While answering the question, Meyer also expressed interest in the position.

"Pure speculation, because I know [Riley], but I don't know him like that, but that's the one [job]," Meyer said. "That's the New York Yankees, that's the Dallas Cowboys, that's the one. Great city, you got Dak Prescott, you got Zeke Elliott, you got a loaded team, and I can't speak for [Riley] obviously—I hate to even speculate—because I don't know him, that's really not fair, but to me, that's the one job in professional football that you kind of say, 'I gotta go do that.'"

Cowherd then asked Meyer if he would be interested in talking with the Cowboys.

"Absolutely. Absolutely," he said. "That one? Yes."

Dallas is 3–3, creating speculation that coach Jason Garrett will be fired this season. Earlier this month, owner Jerry Jones shot down those rumors.

"Don't bet any money on that happening," he said. "You'll lose it."

Meyer retired from coaching at the end of 2018 after seven seasons with Ohio State. He's already been linked to possibly returning next year to coach at either USC or Tennessee. However, Meyer definitively said in September he wouldn't unretire to work for the Buckeyes' rival Michigan.