The New Orleans Saints joined the Dallas Cowboys in offseason mode on Sunday (Kirk Cousins definitely likes that) and that means that they’ll be planning for 2020 soon enough. This means that Saints players and coaches will be figuring out their futures and not all of them could be in the Big Easy. New Orleans staffers Dennis Allen and Dan Campbell have found themselves linked to a few jobs over the last few weeks, including the sort of open Dallas Cowboys head coaching job.
You’ll remember that Campbell played for the Cowboys some time back, but obviously he and Allen have both been on Sean Payton’s staff for a little while. They’ve also both been in charge of teams, Allen was the full-time man in charge of the Oakland Raiders for a couple of years and Campbell’s experience was as the interim coach for the Miami Dolphins.
Campbell was first linked to the Cowboys on the Sunday night of Week 17. The first mention of Allen came a few days later from ESPN. Neither have had too much success while leading a team, but obviously that could all change if they did ultimately get the job in Dallas.
- 2015 (Miami Dolphins): 5-7 (Campbell was the interim head coach during this time)
- 2012 (Oakland Raiders): 4-12
- 2013 (Oakland Raiders): 4-12
- 2014 (Oakland Raiders): 0-4
It’s been speculated that the Cowboys could choose to target a defensive-minded coach with their approach. Allen is of course the defensive coordinator for the Saints so he fits that description, Campbell is the tight ends coach there but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t get consideration for the job.