EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher, whose name was being tossed around as a likely replacement for embattle Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano next season, does not seem to be in contention.
Cowher issued a statement Sunday saying no one had approached him about a job and he intended to work for CBS TV again next season
In their game against the New York Giants on Sunday in New Jersey, the Dolphins lost 20-17, thanks in large part to Giants quaraterback Eli Manning, who capped his second straight near-flawless performance with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz with 5:58 to play.
The Dolphins, who now fall to 0-7, built a 14-3 lead after their first two possessions and were up seven heading into the fourth quarter before Manning rallied New York once again: Four of the Giants' five wins have come in the final quarter.
“We went toe to toe with them, swung hard. We didn't win. It's not acceptable,” Sparano said.
Miami’s defeat followed a brutal loss to Tim Tebow and the Denver Colts, a game in which the Dolphins blew a 15-point lead with less than three minutes to play.
The Dolphins play at Kansas City Chiefs at 1 p.m. Sunday.