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Cowboys interested in hiring Lincoln Riley

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to, the Dallas Cowboys could make a head coaching change. If or when they decide to fire head coach Jason Garrett, the team is expected to target Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley to take over for Garrett.

Riley — who is in his second-year as the Sooners head coach — recently said he had no interest in the Cleveland Browns job after the team fired Hue Jackson. He is being mentioned in Cleveland, Ohio, because of Baker Mayfield, who the Browns drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley looking on against the TCU Horned Frogs

Lincoln Riley looking on against the TCU Horned Frogs (Getty Images)

“If they do end up replacing Jason Garrett at the end of this season, I’m told both [Cowboys executive vice president] Stephen and [owner] Jerry Jones have an affinity for [Oklahoma coach] Lincoln Riley,” NFL Insider Ian Rapoport said. “So the Cleveland Browns, if they’re interested in Baker Mayfield’s old coach, may have some competition.”

The Sooners improved to 9-1 on the season on Saturday night. The No. 6 Sooners defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys 48-47 at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma.

Riley — the 35-year-old Lubbock, Texas native — became the Sooners head coach when Bob Stoops retired in June 2017. He has gone 21-3 as Oklahoma’s head coach.

The 52-year-old Abington Township, Pa. native has been the Cowboys head coach since the 2010 head coach. He has gone 69-58 in his tenure, including 1-2 in the postseason.

The team has not made the playoffs since the 2016 season when they went 13-3. The Cowboys were defeated by the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Game.

Dallas has only went to two playoff games in Garrett’s nine-seasons as the head coach.

The Cowboys are 3-5 this season. They play the Philadelphia Eagles — who are 4-4 — on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia on NBC.


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