For the second straight week we will go the whole weekend without seeing the Dallas Cowboys play a football game. Dallas has played two straight Thursday games and lost them both. Considering they lost the last time they played on a Sunday that is now three full losses in a row.
While the Cowboys were not at AT&T Stadium over the weekend, that doesn’t mean that football wasn’t played there. The Big 12 Championship Game was on Saturday and the Oklahoma Sooners won. There is a possibility that it wasn’t the last game that Lincoln Riley will win there for the foreseeable future.
Riley is the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners and the latest reports continue to connect him to America’s Team. Many Cowboys fans have been obsessed with the idea of Riley leaving Norman for the DFW metroplex for about a year now; his success at the collegiate level cannot be denied.
The Sooners are among the class of the college football ranks but if and when the Dallas Cowboys head coaching job does become available, one would have to imagine that Riley would give it serious consideration if asked. Of course, the other coach in Arlington on Saturday could also be a candidate to replace Jason Garrett. The job that Matt Rhule has done with the Baylor Bears didn’t culminate in a win on Saturday, but it’s very impressive.
There are still three weeks left in the regular season for the Cowboys, and if things go even remotely well, then odds are that the Cowboys could be the ones playing a postseason game at AT&T Stadium. While that game may literally take place in 2020, it’s next season that many are already looking towards and it could feature Riley or Rhule patrolling the Dallas sidelines.
Time will tell, as it always has.