Deion Sanders at Florida State? 'He'd Be a Great Coach,' says Cowboys boss Jerry Jones

Mike Fisher

FRISCO - Is Deion Sanders really a candidate for the football head coaching vacancy at Florida State? That we do not yet know. Would "Prime Time'' have the support of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones if he was a serious applicant? That we do know.

"I've actually watched him coach. I've watched him work with younger players in the pros and he's outstanding," Jones said on "K and C Masterpiece'' on 105.3 The Fan on Friday. "He has all the credibility that you could ever imagine, both from knowing what he's talking about, plus the sensitivity or the perception that he has with people skills.

"He'd be a great coach."

Florida Stare fired Willie Taggart last weekend after a 27-10 loss to the University of Miami. Sanders, 52, starred at Florida State from 1985-1988 before becoming a Hall-of-Fame NFL player, with part of his time spent in Dallas as a Super Bowl-winning member of the Cowboys.

The charismatic Sanders is a prominent media figure at NFL Network (which first reported on the possibility) but he has no practical experience in terms of being a Division I head coach - his failed overseeing of a magnet high school that emphasized sports notwithstanding.

Still, Jerry can see it.

"He's really good and he generates excitement. So, with that energy package he's got, along with his understanding of how to maximize your talent ... I think he can coach that. He'd be a great coach."