Originally written on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 10/20/14
In nullifying Sean Payton's contract, Roger Goodell may have actually been rewarding Payton while simultaneously punishing the New Orleans Saints in a big way. There's been a lot of talk about Payton moving to the Cowboys at the conclusion of his suspension, and while I'm not sure he'll leave New Orleans, the whole situation does give him a great deal of leverage in negotiating a new deal. If the season continues in its current course, the Dallas Cowboys, among others, will be looking for a new head coach. Jason Garrett needs a remarkable turnaround in the second half of 2012 to save his job, and I don't think he has a team talented enough to pull it off, especially in a tough division such as the NFC East. The Cowboys have always been willing to pay big money for big names under Jerry Jones, and that simple truth will drive the price tag for Sean Payton's services sky high. As it stands, some of the top coaches in American sports currently make about $...
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