The Dallas Cowboys may be having second ideas about hiring Mike Zimmer as their subsequent defensive coordinator.
On Sunday, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported they deliberate to rent the previous Minnesota Vikings head coach. Throughout a Monday look on the “Pat McAfee Present,” Schefter recanted his report, noting the Cowboys and Zimmer have not agreed to a deal and ESPN analyst Rex Ryan “might nonetheless be in play.”
The previous Jets and Payments HC additionally implied Dallas was nonetheless Sunday on “ESPN NFL Countdown,” saying, “I am not so positive Zimmer has that job proper now.”
Schefter believes the Cowboys ought to finally rent Zimmer, however proprietor Jerry Jones was “able to run by a wall” after interviewing Ryan. This implies there’s an opportunity the group might change its plans, because the 80-year-old holds great sway.
Ryan could be a stunning selection. Despite the fact that he is a strong defensive thoughts, he is been out of the NFL since 2016. In his closing season as Buffalo HC, the Payments had been 16th within the league in factors allowed. The Broncos interviewed him for his or her DC opening final offseason, however they employed Vance Joseph.
Zimmer’s been out of the league since 2021, however the Vikings completed twenty fourth within the league in factors allowed in his closing season. Earlier than Minnesota fired him, he reportedly created an surroundings the place gamers “dreaded going to work.” Nonetheless, he beforehand served as Cowboys DC from 2000-06, and Dallas ranked first in factors and yards allowed in 2003.
Regardless, both candidate ought to succeed with among the finest defenses within the league. The Cowboys completed ninth within the league in factors allowed (20.2) and have a number of Professional Bowlers, together with linebacker Micah Parsons and cornerback DaRon Bland.