The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a 38-33 Sunday Night Football loss to the Dallas Cowboys. On the year, Philly is 3-9 and dead last in the NFC East. This marks the second time in as many seasons that the Eagles will not just miss the playoffs, but do so in massively underachieving fashion.
Earlier this year, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie made it abundantly clear that another failed campaign by Andy Reid would not be tolerated. He acknowledged that, while he had deep respect for his longtime head coach, a firing would happen if Philly ended up having the sort of season that they are currently having.
Reid will almost certainly be kicked to the curb come season's end.
According to a new report, though, his landing may turn out to be a lot softer than anyone could have expected. Apparently, assuming this rumor is true, Reid could become the next head coach of the Cowboys if Jason Garrett gets fired. (Which he will.)
According to an extremely reliable source, who is close to Reid, the long-time Eagles head coach could be the head coach of the archrival Cowboys next year.
Of course, that is all based on Reid being fired by the Eagles, which is expected, and Jason Garrett being let go by the Cowboys, which isn’t quite as sure, but certainly could happen if Dallas does not make the playoffs.
“I know a lot of people think Andy is going to San Diego next year, and I can see that happening,” the source said. “But I keep hearing Dallas. I think he can end up with the Cowboys. As a matter of fact, I think he will end up with the Cowboys, if Jason is fired.”
Hiring a burnt out, underachieving coach who has lost three out of his four showdowns versus divisional foes this year would be the most Cowboys-esque move ever.