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Former Dallas Cowboys head coach says he fooled media about meeting with Trump when he walked into Trump Tower and bought Starbucks instead

President-elect Donald Trump has ties throughout the sports world, but that does not necessarily mean he's taking meetings with all of his sports friends.

According to Politico's Josh Dawsey, Trump's meetings have been so extensive that some people, like former Dallas Cowboys and University of Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer, have been able to fool assembled press at Trump Tower into thinking they're meeting with the president-elect.

On December 7, a pool report said Switzer arrived at Trump Tower. Switzer told media he was meeting with Trump, went up the elevators and came back down later. He said the meeting went well and joked that he could become "Secretary of Offense."

Apparently, none of this actually happened. Switzer told Dawsey that he was simply shopping in New York and, on a whim, decided to visit Trump Tower. He went up the elevators and got coffee instead of meeting with the president elect.

From Dawsey:

"All the media people said, 'Coach what are you doing here,'" Switzer said in an interview. "I told them I was here to see the president like everyone else."

Switzer said he instead went upstairs in Trump Tower, bought a coffee at Starbucks and came back downstairs.

"I told the reporters I had a great visit, and that we were going to make the wishbone great again," he said. "I told them I was going to be Secretary of Offense and that Trump knew how to run the ball down the field."

"Then I went back to my hotel and laughed my ass off," he said, still laughing this week. "It went everywhere. Everyone believed it. I had all these calls, but I was just jerking people around."

While Switzer has reportedly known Trump for years, apparently, he did not get a meeting with Trump that day.

Now, if Bill Belichick arrives at Trump Tower, it may be more than a coffee run.

Related: See tech leaders at Trump Tower:

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Businessman Bill Gates arrives at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Tech CEO's meet with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on December 14, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Businessman Bill Gates exits through the lobby at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Economist Klaus Schwab enters the lobby at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Businessman Steve Bannon exits Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks as (2nd L to R) PayPal co-founder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel, Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook and Oracle CEO Safra Catz look on during a meeting with technology leaders at Trump Tower in New York U.S., December 14, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Bill Gates(2ndR) arrives for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on December 13, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: (L to R) Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, Larry Page, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. (parent company of Google), Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, Vice President-elect Mike Pence listen as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of technology executives at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City. This is the first major meeting between President-elect Trump and technology industry leaders. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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