Found October 03, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is friends with many Dallas Cowboys players and coaches. He also lives in the North Texas area. But that doesn't necessarily mean he wants to leave his current job to become the Cowboys' head coach.Payton, who was suspended for the season for his involvement in the Saints' alleged bounty scandal, spoke Tuesday at a PwC SMU Athletic Forum luncheon at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.When asked if he would ever like to be the head coach of the Cowboys, Payton responded, "I'd rather answer a bounty question."His humorous answer was met with a loud roar of laughter."Right now my focus is on staying with New Orleans and really getting back on the sidelines," he added shortly after.Payton spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Cowboys under Bill Parcells. Before that, he was quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator with the New York Giants when Jason Garrett was a backup quarterback for the team.Beca...

Payton won't request to attend Saints game

Suspended New Orleans coach Sean Payton doesn't plan to ask the NFL for special permission to witness Saints quarterback Drew Brees breaking Johnny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass. The Saints (0-4) play the San Diego Chargers (3-1) on Sunday night, but Payton won't be there should Brees set the mark with a TD pass in 48 straight games...

Report: Payton to attend Saints game

Suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton plans to attend Sunday night's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Payton, who is serving a season-long suspension, is forbidden from having contact with the team, but a league spokesman said that a postgame meeting is being arranged between Payton and quarterback Drew Brees, who requested...

Payton, Vitt, Loomis get permission to attend Sunday's game

The NFL granted suspended head coach Sean Payton permission to attend Sunday's New Orleans Saints game in which Drew Brees could break Johnny Unitas' record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass. The NFL acquiesced on its stance when Brees made a formal request to allow Payton and others to attend the game against the Chargers. However, Payton is allowed "no...

NFL: Payton, Loomis, Vitt may attend Saints game

The NFL has granted permission for Saints coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach Joe Vitt to attend New Orleans' home game Sunday night against San Diego, in which Drew Brees can break a tie with Johnny Unitas for the NFL record of consecutive regular-season games with a touchdown pass. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says Brees, tied with Unitas...

Brees: Payton, Vitt part of team accomplishment

Drew Brees said Thursday he wasn't looking for added motivation for his 0-4 Saints team when he requested that General Manager Mickey Loomis and coaches Sean Payton and Joe Vitt be allowed to attend Sunday's game with the San Diego Chargers. Payton, Loomis and Vitt are currently suspended for their roles in the bounty scandal, but Brees asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell...

Suspended Saints can watch Brees

The suspended Saints coaches and GM have been cleared by the NFL to attend Sunday's game to watch Drew Brees go for a record.

NFL First Quarter Report Card: New Orleans Saints

Even though I predicted that the Saints would not make the playoffs this year, I didn’t see this kind of start coming. A team coming off of the kind of offseason hangover that New Orleans experienced with the whole “bountygate” scandal doesn’t just shrug something like that off. However, to start 0-4 and play as sloppy and uncoordinated as they have, on both sides of the...

NFL allowing Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, Joe Vitt to attend the Saints’ next game

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sent an email to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday asking him if Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt can attend this coming Sunday’s game, so they can be in attendance when he attempts to break another passing record. Goodell ended up granting Brees’ wish. “I am excited for our team and...

New Orleans Saints: Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#26)

Last week: 26 (+0) Record: 0-4 The bad news is the Saints are 0-4. The good news is that they looked a lot better last week, going into Lambeau Field and playing a solid game in a close loss to the Packers. There’s understandably adjustment period to live without your Head Coach, especially a Super Bowl winning one like Sean Payton, but it should get easier on a weekly basis. Plus...
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