Sean Payton's near future is no longer in question
The Cowboys were one popular rumor, thanks to Payton's Texas roots, and the fact that his children attend school in the Dallas area.
It turns out that Payton isn't going anywhere.
Next year, when his suspension is over, he's coming right back to the Saints, where he has coached since 2006.
Payton and the Saints have agreed to a 5-year extension, keeping him in New Orleans. He has already led the Saints to one Super Bowl win, and the team most likely has a short window of opportunity in which they might be able to contend for one more.
We'll see if Payton can once again turn around the Saints, after they had a miserable year without him.
Pete Prisco of CBS says that Payton's arrogance is what made the Saints the team that they were, and that Payton will bring it back with him when he returns.
I believe the Saints are still a very talented team, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. Payton should be able to get them back to the playoffs where they belong, and perhaps make one more Super Bowl run.