Cowboys’ Jones implies interest in Meyer, denies meeting

Field Level Media

December 10, 2019 at 4:29 pm.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones denied meeting with former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer but fell short of dismissing the team’s interest in him.

Jones said Tuesday in a radio interview with 105.3 FM The Fan in Dallas the two sides have not met.

“That is not correct. We have not met with any coach,” Jones said of the report.

Jason Garrett remains the head coach of the Cowboys but his contract expires after the 2019 season.

However, Jones didn’t completely downplay the idea that Dallas would have interest in Meyer. At 6-7, the Cowboys share first place with the Philadelphia Eagles but are in danger of missing the playoffs, and Jones has become openly critical of the club during its current losing streak.

“In answering that question, I don’t want to imply that we wouldn’t in a way that would diminish the credibility of the person you’re asking about,” Jones continued, replying to the initial question about meeting with Meyer.

Meyer, 55, is currently in broadcasting and stepped down at Ohio State in a cloud of controversy over his handling of a domestic abuse allegation against a staff member that led to Meyer’s suspension. In his college coaching career at Ohio State, Florida, Bowling Green and Utah, Meyer posted a record of 187-32 with three national championships.

The Cowboys also reportedly are interested in interviewing Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley.