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Payton Discusses Family’s Move to Dallas Area

Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times Picayune reports Saints coach Sean Payton explained his family’s decision to move to an upscale Dallas suburb Tuesday afternoon on WWL radio, saying it’s an area where his family has always looked at “settling” and someday retiring.

He said it has nothing to do with him having interest in a job with the Dallas Cowboys. And he also shot down speculation that he and his wife might be separating. He said it was a decision that the family made together, especially as their two children are heading toward high school age.

Payton insisted that the move won’t affect his ability to do his job. In fact, he said, he will probably spend more time at the Saints facility during the season. He said he will not be commuting back and forth between the two cities.

“Really, it’s not a thing where you commute day to day,” Payton explained. “Your family comes in for the weekends when you’re playing games. I’ll get back to Dallas on the weekends in the offseason. We have our time as a family during the summer down at the beach. And I really look at it as far as a time management thing, something that will be easy for me to handle. I’ll have more time at the office as far as in season, because I won’t be trying to get back and forth, certainly on a day to day basis.”

“People know we have jumped in, all in, to help shed positive light on this city and our team, and we will continue to do that. … Again, I understand the speculation. I can’t change that. My commitment here is to win these football games. And my commitment at home is to win more of those games with Connor and Meghan and my wife.”

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