Sean Payton has consistently been linked to the Dallas Cowboys, but he tried to downplay the topic during an interview on Thursday.

“I’ve got fleur-de-lis tattoos that can’t be erased!" Payton said.

Jason Garrett is entering the final season of his contract in 2019.

“I’m in my 13th year. I don’t know how to answer it,” Payton said. “I feel like it’s every other year; it’s on the odd number years, so 2019 it comes up and then we’ll hear it in 2021.”

With regards to staying in New Orleans, Payton said, “That’s clearly the plan.”