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Pickin' Fruit from the Parcells Tree?

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Current Cowboys' OC Sean Payton and former Cowboys' OC Maurice Carthon will be interviewed for the vacant Packers job, according to both the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and the Dallas Morning News. Packers GM Ted Thompson requested and received permission Monday to interview Payton.

Payton was offered the Raiders head coaching job two years ago, but turned it down.

Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer will also interview, though he will chase the Rams' opening. Like Payton, Zimmer turned down a head position after the '03 season, saying no to Nebraska to remain the Cowboys' DC.

These moves strongly suggest that Bill Parcells will return in '06. I don't think Jerry Jones would risk losing both coordinators if the head coach was also going to leave.

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