Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune writes that Payton will probably not make an immediate decision about his future because he wants to keep his options open.
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"From talking with sources throughout the past two weeks, it seems like the only serious threat that could pry Coach Sean Payton away from the New Orleans Saints would be an offer from the Dallas Cowboys," Triplett writes. "There is no indication that Payton is unhappy in New Orleans or looking to leave the Saints.
"If Payton wanted to make a move for family reasons, the Saints likely wouldn't want to force him to stay against his will," Triplett writes.
That's huge. If the NFL ruled that Payton still has a year left in his contract, there's a possibility the team could let him move on anyhow.