No Bobby Petrino at Valley Ranch

April, 11, 2012
4/11/12
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With Arkansas firing football coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday night, there was a thought he could return to the NFL.

His last appearance in the league was 2007 and he didn't last the season, leaving the Atlanta Falcons for Arkansas after 13 NFL games.

Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones, an Arkansas alum, didn't broker the deal to help Petrino leave the NFL for college, but did speak with Falcons owner Arthur Blank during the process.

Two sources said the Cowboys have no plans to bring Petrino to the coaching staff as a consultant or as anything else.

It shouldn't come as a surprise given Petrino's messy departures from Atlanta and Arkansas and how several NFL players who played for Petrino have nothing positive to say about him.

Petrino's NFL experience doesn't just extend to the Falcons. He was the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbacks coach for the 1999 and 2000 seasons and he was the offensive coordinator in 2001.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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