With a head coaching job now available in the NFL, Oklahoma Sooners coach Lincoln Riley was asked about his interest in the NFL. His connection to Baker Mayfield made the question something that was bound to come up. As you may expect, a college coach in the middle of the season, especially one fighting for a possible national title, would immediately declare he www.thecowboysfootballauthentic.com
is not interested. After all, you still got some games to go and you don’t want any distractions at the end of the schedule and into a possible playoff situation. But Lincoln Riley didn’t exactly shoot it down forever, just for right now.So why does this relate to the Cowboys? Well, in truth Dallas Cowboys T-Shirt
, it only does through conjecture and speculation. Jason Garrett, even though he has gotten votes of confidence from the Joneses, could be coaching for his job. It’s fair to say that much of Cowboys Nation is reaching the end of their patience with the current regime and if the 2018 season doesn’t play out right, the clamor for a new head coach will be loud. So loud that the Joneses may not be able to resist it. It’s also no secret that many fans have their eye on Lincoln Riley if there is a coaching change. Riley is young but his team’s in Oklahoma are offensive juggernauts and with the mixing of college concepts into the pro game increasing every year, Jerry Jones may remember fondly another college coach he once plucked for the pro game, Jimmy Johnson.Oddsmakers have listed Riley among the favorites to replace Garrett if it comes to that in the offseason. A simple Google search with the words Lincoln Riley and Dallas Cowboys brings up a multitude of stories connecting those two. They contain quotes likes this one from Kirk Herbstreit in the offseason.Riley’s comments today make it pretty clear that at some point he would consider the NFL, so it’s worth keeping an eye on as we proceed in the 2018 season. If things start to go south on the Cowboys and Jason Garrett, speculation on changing coaches will only grow.Also Dallas Cowboys Hats
, Todd Haley was included in that firing in Cleveland. Haley, of course, was a former wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator in Dallas under Bill Parcells. He’s since had stints as offensive coordinator in Arizona, Pittsburgh and as head coach in Kansas City. People will likely connect him to Dallas in some way this offseason just because of his previous tenure here.Jason Garrett has some time left in this season to secure his future. For all we know, he may not even be on the bubble with Jerry and Stephen Jones. There are so many variables at play. If the Cowboys can somehow make the playoffs the whole question likely becomes moot. But if there is a change, Riley would make an interesting candidate, and while he made it clear he wasn’t interested “right now” it sure sounded like he could be convinced in the future. Maybe a future as soon as this offseason. The coaching carousel is beginning. Richard Sherman has been around the NFL long enough that playing in exhibition games might not seem to be of critical importance.But after going more than nine months without game action following a season-ending Achilles tendon injury and joining a new team with the San Francisco 49ers, Sherman is eager to get back on the field.He said Wednesday he plans to play in San Francisco's exhibition game at Indianapolis on Saturday in his first action for the 49ers at cornerback after spending his first seven seasons playing for NFC West rival Seattle."It's important just for a defensive continuity standpoint Dallas Cowboys Womens Hoodie
, just knowing where people are going to be on game day," he said. "You don't want the first time you deal with communicating with somebody else be with live bullets out there. You want to be out there and get the communication down if someone isn't listening or looking and get those tweaks out of the way."Sherman had hoped to play earlier this preseason as he worked his way back from the Achilles tendon injury, but he strained his hamstring early in training camp.Sherman felt ready to play last week, but coach Kyle Shanahan held him out to be cautious. Sherman took time after joint practices last week in Houston to get extra work against Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins and has no worries about his health now."I'm not really concerned with how that will respond," he said. "I'm more concerned about my game shape and making sure I can still go every single play because I haven't played (since November)."Sherman has faced questions about what kind of player he can be at age 30 coming off a significant injury that led to his release by the Seahawks. Those only grew louder during the opening week of training camp when video came out of Sherman getting badly beaten deep by sprinter Marquise Goodwin. Coach Kyle Shanahan used that video as a teaching tool, praising Sherman to the rest of the team for his aggressiveness and willingness to test out his injured leg against one of the faster receivers in the league during practice.Sherman said wasn't bothered by outside criticism and appreciated Shanahan's support, comparing practice to writing a "rough draft" and saying his product will be polished by the time games start next month."You're allowed to make mistakes in practice," he said. "You're allowed to get beat and stumble Womens Customized Dallas Cowboys Jerseys
, because then you figure out what works and what doesn't work. If you find something that works you keep using it and put it into your bag for game day."Sherman also criticized the NFL's new rule that prohibits players from lowering the helmet to make contact anywhere on an opponent. The 49ers have been called for three personal fouls through two preseason games for violating the rule."It's an idiotic rule so there's no need to go down that road," Sherman said when asked if he understood the rule. "There's no way you can tackle and play football. I could tackle like that if I was standing still, got on my knees, no one was moving and I was tackling bags or something. But to ask you to do that at full speed?"NOTES: The 49ers signed DT Chris Jones to a one-year deal. Jones started the final six games of 2016 for San Francisco before spending last year on IR. ... Jones takes the place on the roster of DL Cedric Thornton, who announced his retirement at age 30.