Originally Posted by Yakuza Rich
The Rooney Rule states that you must interview a minority candidate first. All that really happens is that a minority candidate gets interviewed first and if the owner is still intent on hiring a non-minority candidate, they can do so without any rhyme or reason. In this instance, Jerry would have to fire Garrett and interview a minority candidate like a Jerome Henderson and if he still wanted Payton, he could do so without issue and it would not cost them any draft picks or compensation. The same thing happened when we hired Parcells.
Yes I understand the rule. My point is, would the Cowboys be the first team that the league takes exception with for doing this?
Considering the circumstances.