Contrary to multiple reports, Cowboys wide receivers coach Ray Sherman said Sunday afternoon he has not yet been approached for the team's head coaching job.
Asked directly if he had been interviewed yet, Sherman shook his head and said "Nuh-uh."
A source with the team said interim coach Jason Garrett remained the leading candidate for the position, but no interviews had occured yet to satisfy the NFL's "Rooney Rule," which requires a team to interview at least one minority candidate before making a head coaching hire.
On Monday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he would interview Sherman, an in-house minority candidate, as well as outside candidates.
"Not that that is the rule, but I will do both," Jones said. "It's just too logical for me if we've got qualified people on our staff, to interview them. And it's too illogical to say that you'll leave it at that. There're qualified people out here that you would want to interview."
(DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer Rob Phillips also contributed to this report.)