Dallas talks playoffs, not Payton

Posted: December 23, 2012 at 3:18 a.m.

After a 3-5 start, Coach Jason Garrett (right) and wide receiver Dez Bryant (left) have put the Dallas Cowboys in playoff contention. The Cowboys (8-6) host the New Orleans Saints (6-8) today at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The New Orleans Saints visit Cowboys Stadium for the first time Sunday, just a few miles from the home where suspended Coach Sean Payton waits to return from a year-long ban with a voided contract that sparked speculation about him replacing Jason Garrett in Dallas.

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Sports, Pages 29 on 12/23/2012