"My dad told me to ask you if there is any chance Sean Payton comes to coach the Cowboys. He says it will never happen because of Jerry Jones. He wanted me to ask though because he really wants this to happen."
This was from a student in a class of fourth, fifth and sixth graders I talked to Monday in Dallas, and perfectly summarizes the blissful myth that is Sean Payton.
He is unlikely to fix what has long ailed this Cowboys team.
In fairness, God Himself might struggle at that task as long as Jones is GM.
Yet every single media person began connecting dots anyway, sending Payton to Dallas and thereby Dallas back to glory because of a confluence Sunday of another ugly Cowboys loss, news of the NFL voiding Payton's contract in New Orleans thus making him a possible free agent by the end of the year, his home in Westlake, Texas where his kids reside year round, and his history as a Cowboys assistant coach with a good working relationship with Jones. He once, somewhat infamously, ...