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Josh McDaniels has the best odds (of non-Jason Garrett candidates) to be Cowboys head coach in 2020

Who should the Cowboys get to replace Jason Garrett.

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It is starting to feel more and more like somebody not named Jason Garrett is going to be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys next season. While none of that is factual at this point, the current state of the team cannot be denied.

Jerry Jones has publicly said that he believes in finishing this season out under Jason Garrett, but that doesn’t answer who will be the head coach in 2020. Our friends at BetOnline have provided another batch of odds on various candidates and some of the names are intriguing.

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels currently leads the odds.

Josh McDaniels 3/1

Urban Meyer 4/1

Lincoln Riley 5/1

Robert Saleh 5/1

Sean Payton 6/1

Jim Harbaugh 10/1

Ken Norton Jr. 16/1

Kris Richard 20/1

Mike Leach 20/1

Chris Petersen 25/1

Dan Campbell 25/1

Gus Bradley 33/1

Jim Schwartz 33/1

Matt Rhule 33/1

Mike Munchak 33/1

Sean McVay 33/1

Tom Herman 33/1

Nick Saban 40/1

Todd Haley 40/1

Dabo Swinney 50/1

Mike Gundy 50/1

Chip Kelly 66/1

Lane Kiffin 66/1

Gary Patterson 80/1

James Franklin 80/1

Tony Romo 100/1

Peyton Manning 150/1

Troy Aikman 150/1

Bill Cowher 250/1

Emmitt Smith 250/1

Barry Switzer 500/1

Jerry Jones 500/1

Jimmy Johnson 500/1

It’s kind of crazy that there are former Cowboys on this list like Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith, heck even Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson are listed. The more serious candidates (if Jason Garrett isn’t brought back) will obviously be the names near the top, and there’s no denying that NFL minds covet Josh McDaniels.

McDaniels of course burned the Indianapolis Colts after they agreed to make him their head coach so there will likely be a lot of hesitation there. There are a lot of coaches from the college ranks including Chris Peterson (the coach who Kellen Moore learned under while at Boise State).

What name do you like the most from this list?

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