then what's all the fuss? Is Payton a better designer of plays? Yes. Is Payton a better Offensive Coordinator? Yes. Is Payton a more accomplished coach? Yes Is Payton a better leader? Yes Is Payton a better motivator? Yes Did Payton pay his dues and work his way up the coaching ranks? Yes Is Payton young enough to be with this team for a while? Yes (he's 48 and Garretts 46) Would he be the guy that could get the most out of this aging core? Yes. If you answered all or most of these questions with a yes then we should all be in agreement that the Cowboys should seek to hire Payton as soon as the seasons over. If you still want Garrett to be the head coach when there's a highly qualified replacement, such as Payton, available then you're more of a Jason fan than a Cowboys fan.