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Would Sean Payton make sense for Cowboys?

Former Saints coach Sean Payton will be a free agent coach after the season, and could be an intriguing option for the Cowboys.

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Following the news that head coach Sean Payton's contract has been voided by the league, rumors continue to swirl about whether the former Saints offensive guru may actually be a possibility for the Dallas Cowboys in 2013.

Dallas owner Jerry Jones has been publicly supportive of current coach Jason Garrett, a man whom he believes will soon morph into one of the best in the league due to only being 46 years young. But as Dan Graziano of ESPNDallas.com points out, continued lack of team success over the next few months may very well force the usually trigger-happy Jones to reconsider his stance.

After Sunday night's tough loss to Atlanta, Jason Garrett's head coaching record with the Cowboys officially fell to an even 16-16. The team has also dropped four of its last five games and is now hardly a threat in the NFC East at the moment with a 3-5 overall record. The Cowboys may have a much more manageable slate of games over the second-half of the year, but it's hard to imagine that Payton's name won't be on Jones' mind if the struggles persist.

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