If Lovie is as smart as I think he is, he will absolutely take a defensive coordinator job in Dallas if he gets passed over for a head coaching job.
For one thing, coaching the Cowboys is still as big a stage as a coach is going to get. I mean, the guy who just lost his job got a ton of air time and his name was always in ink.
If this team does well, your name is right back in the mix as one of the real hot commodities.
If by some chance, Jason Garrett falls on his face, Jerry Jones is very likely to turn to you to get things fixed.