Saturday, December 19, 2009

ESPN Analyst Says Cowboys Owner Could Call Stoops


Tulsa - Here we go again.

ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen says Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops could receive a phone call from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones if the Cowboys part ways with current head coach Wade Phillips.

On ESPN Radio, Mortensen said Jones would have Stoops in mind if he decides to fire Phillips, who is under fire despite coaching the Cowboys to a 30-13 record over the past three seasons.

Mortensen is not saying Stoops would go if called. He says the interest would purely be on Jones' side at this point.

Stoops has already previously been sought by pro teams. In 2001, Stoops was mentioned for the Cleveland Browns gig just weeks after leading the Sooners to the NCAA championship. Last year, it was the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs.

He recently had to dispel rumors that had him going to Notre Dame.

It wouldn't be the first time Jones has come calling on Norman. Former Oklahoma head coach Barry Switzer coached the Cowboys for four seasons, including a Super Bowl victory in 1996.