LISTEN: Sean Payton on Dallas rumors: “I’ve got Fleur-de-lis tattoos that can’t be erased”

Saints head coach Sean Payton took a breather from his draft preparations to give Bobby Hebert and Kristian Garic some time to talk about the new replay rule change he helped make happen, after the “No-call in NOLA,” along with getting ready for the NFL draft, which is 14 days away.

The topic of Payton being a constant part of the rumor mill also came up.  Dallas head coach Jason Garrett is entering the final year and hasn’t been able to lead the Cowboys to the success owner Jerry Jones expects.  Naturally, that means Sean Payton is a prime candidate to take over, since he has a history in Dallas.  Payton was an assistant there from 2003 to 2005, before becoming head coach in New Orleans.

“I’m in my 13th year, I don’t know how to even answer it,” Payton said about the speculation. “I feel like it’s every other year.  It’s on the odd number years, so 2019 it comes up and we’ll hear it in 2021.”

The Cajun Cannon kept prying and jokingly said, if Payton wins another Super Bowl in New Orleans, he could command $20 million a year from Dallas, but knows Sean would like to remain with the Saints.

“That’s clearly the plan,” Payton jumped in quickly. “I’ve got fleur-de-lis tattoos that can’t be erased.”

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