Stoops not interested in Cowboys job

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday he is not a candidate to coach the NFL's Dallas Cowboys or to leave the Sooners for any other job.

"To end speculation here in the heart of recruiting I want to make it clear that I am not interested in any other coaching positions at this time," Stoops said. "I am too excited about our future at Oklahoma and the program we're continuing to build."

Stoops is 86-19 in eight seasons at Oklahoma, where he has coached the Sooners to four Big 12 Conference titles and the 2000 national championship.

The Cowboys have hired a college coach from Oklahoma before -- albeit a retired one. Barry Switzer, who won three national titles during his tenure at Oklahoma, came out of retirement to coach Dallas for three seasons, winning a Super Bowl.