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Jason Garrett's seat warms up

Fading playoff hopes, Sean Payton's availability jeopardize Cowboys coach's status

Updated: November 5, 2012, 1:56 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ATLANTA -- The Dallas Cowboys have lost nine of their past 13 games. Jason Garrett's raggedy offense managed just one touchdown Sunday night.

And the playoffs became a little bit more of a mirage after the Atlanta Falcons edged the Cowboys 19-13.

For the first time, Jerry Jones has a viable replacement, if he wants to fire Garrett.

His name: Sean Payton.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported earlier Sunday that Payton's multiyear contract extension, which he signed ...

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