Originally written November 05, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he ignores the speculation that Saints coach Sean Payton could take his job while also saying the Cowboys are close to turning things around. Garrett addressed a number of issues during his Monday press conference, less than 24 hours after a 19-13 loss to the Falcons, but the most tension-filled moments came when he was asked about the Payton situation. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Sunday that Payton's contract extension with the Saints was voided, meaning he would not be under contract after this season and available for other teams to hire. Garrett's Cowboys are now 3-5 on the season and 16-16 overall since he was named head coach. Garrett was asked if he was made aware of Payton's contract status on Sunday. "There's a lot of stories that circulate around our game," Garrett said. "Certainly, some people bring those kinds of things to my attention, but again we're focused on what we need to ...
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