As Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders prepares to parlay his success at Jackson State into an even bigger college job at Colorado or Cincinnati, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks Sanders can go even higher than that.
“Deion is very able to being a head coach within the National Football League,” Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, via Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Price Star-Telegram. “You couldn’t be talking to anybody that knows him any higher than I do.”
Sanders spent five season with the Cowboys, from 1995 through 1999.
“Deion has such a positive enthusiasm about him, and an actual real ‘one and one is three,’” Jones said. “It’s a positiveness about him. He has an actual understanding of what a player’s mentality can and needs to be. After all, he’s actually been around and gotten the good thing about among the biggest people in sport, and look what he brings to the table.
“Deion Sanders has slightly bit going for him with regards to having the ability to be a coach. He’s an impressive — I’m just going to say he’s an excellent communicator and he’s an actual leader of men.”
Sanders took the Jackson State job in 2020. A yr earlier, he was a candidate (or at the very least he desired to be one) for the Florida State job. Sixteen years before that, he openly aspired to succeed Dan Reeves as head coach of the Falcons.
“I could make them a greater team, and I do know that, because I do know the things that basically should be done there,” Sanders said on the time. “I put a lot time into preparing every week for my Sunday job [in broadcasting], watching tape and talking to players and coaches, that I still live football. It’s still an enormous a part of me. I consult with head coaches and assistants, guys with whom I’m close, every week. I do know what the job involves, imagine me, and I do know I can do it.”
It’s now been 19 years since Sanders made those comments. He has shown in his time with Jackson State that he can get it done. If he does the identical at Cincinnati or Colorado, who knows? Perhaps the NFL will come calling.
Perhaps even Jerry Jones will come calling.
Jerry Jones: Deion Sanders is “very capable” of being an NFL head coach originally appeared on Pro Football Talk