Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spends night on town in New Orleans, so of course we found him, asked about Sean Payton... _lowres

ADVOCATE STAFF PHOTO BY NICK UNDERHILL -- A private jet carrying Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones sits at Lakefront Airport on Tuesday night.

Yes, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was partying in New Orleans on Tuesday night.

No, he wasn’t here to pursue New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton.

"No, no, no," Jones told The New Orleans Advocate when approached at a local bar and asked if his visit was related to Payton.

Jones' plane was spotted at Lakefront Airport earlier in the evening.

Dallas just wrapped up a disappointing 4-12 season that fueled speculation it would be coach Jason Garrett's final season. But Jones squashed that speculation quickly, saying Garrett would return next season.

Payton, who's reportedly open to coaching elsewhere in 2016, is scheduled to speak to the media at 1 p.m. Wednesday in his end-of-season press conference.

Staff writer Nick Underhill contributed to this report.