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Dan Mullen sounds like he would be open to Cowboys head coaching job

Dan Mullen

Dan Mullen seems like a long shot to be considered for the Dallas Cowboys head coaching job if the team parts ways with Jason Garrett, but you won’t be surprised to hear that he sounds open to it.

Mullen was asked on Wednesday about the rumors linking him to Dallas, and he didn’t exactly dismiss them. He said he hasn’t considered a move to the NFL since he has no experience coaching at that level, but he admitted he “would probably consider it” if somebody called him.

You can interpret that a number of ways, but Mullen could have just as easily said he has no interest in leaving Florida. If nothing else, his response lets NFL teams know he is willing to listen.

College football reporter Bruce Fledman said on “The Rich Eisen Show” recently that NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah predicted Mullen will be the next head coach of the Cowboys. The idea sounds farfetched, but Mullen did coach Dak Prescott at Mississippi State. He also has deep ties to Urban Meyer, as he served as an assistant on Meyer’s staff at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida. Meyer, of course, has been the hottest name linked to the Dallas job.

The Cowboys are expected to explore a number of options if they ultimately decide not to bring Garrett back, and that includes pursuing a current NFL head coach who is under contract with an NFC rival. It seems unlikely that Mullen is near the top of the list, but perhaps he will get an interview.

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