Bill Cowher might not be pining for the Giants' job, after all.
The much-sought-after former Steelers coach, who would be a leading candidate to replace Lovie Smith if ownership makes a move after next season, distanced himself from recent comments made by former Pittsburgh running back Jerome Bettis.
"I haven't talked to Jerome Bettis in two years," Cowher told the New York Daily News. "I'll leave it at that."
It was Bettis who told Sirius XM's "Mad Dog Radio" recently that Cowher wants to coach the Giants.
"That's the team that he really coveted," Bettis said. "This is where he always wanted to be. The Mara family, he's been very close to them. ... He's known them very well and was on the inside track, before the Giants won the Super Bowl, for that job. And I think he's holding out for that opportunity if it presents itself."