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Singletary interview not a Rooney Rule reaction

As for the question about the Rooney Rule, Todd Archer says that's not the reason they are interviewing Mike Singletary.

According to NFL vice president Greg Aiello, the Cowboys' interview of Bowles satisfied the obligation. Aiello said there is no distinction in the rule regarding whether a candidate is already on staff or outside the organization.

So either the Cowboys are truly interested in him as a head coach, or this is a clever ruse for Jerry Jones to get a read on the guy if they're trying to get him as a defensive coordinator.

Here's a little information in case anybody was confused about where Mike Singletary has been since retiring all those years ago.

After retiring in 1992, Singletary worked as a motivational speaker and was CEO of Leadership Zone, which provided leadership training to businesses. His first assistant coaching position came with Baltimore in 2003 where he coached inside linebackers, including perennial Pro Bowler Ray Lewis, for two years.

When Mike Nolan became San Francisco's coach in 2005, one of his first hires was Singletary as the Niners' assistant head coach. In his two years in San Francisco, Nolan has had Singletary address the team on Thursdays.

But JJT says we may have a surprise candidate on the horizon, one we should've thought about the whole time.

So, maybe, Jerry Jones should try a fresh approach and ditch his list of candidates. You know where I'm going with this don't you?

That's right, Jerry should stop with pretense and name himself head coach.

Before you pull a muscle laughing or fire off a nasty e-mail, think about this: George Halas and Paul Brown once owned teams and coached them successfully. I know it was 50 years ago, but don't get caught up in the details.

And yes, JJT was kidding, he's not a raving maniac all the time!

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