Jason Garrett Officially Landing New NFL Job
Jason Garrett is officially landing a new NFL job, it appears.
The former Dallas Cowboys coach is reportedly in serious talks with the New York Giants to take over as the team’s offensive coordinator.
Garrett interviewed for the role on Wednesday and all signs points to a deal happening.
“The Giants had requested permission to speak with Garrett about their head-coaching position before hiring Joe Judge,” ESPN reported.
“They needed permission because Garrett was still under contract.”
Fortunately for New York, Garrett’s contract expired this past Tuesday and freed him up to interview for any NFL role he pleased.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2020
Prior to spending the last nine years as head coach of the Cowboys, the 53-year-old served as the team’s offensive coordinator.
Over the course of his tenure as Dallas’ head coach, Garrett led the team to an 85-67 record and made it to the postseason on three separate occasions.
Following a disappointing 8-8 campaign in 2019, he and Jerry Jones agreed to go their separate ways.
Garrett’s ties to the Giants date back to the early 2000s when he played for the organization.
One of the hallmark accomplishments on Garrett’s record has been the development of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott on his watch.
If New York were to pull the trigger on this hire, the hope would be that he could have a similar impact on Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.
Jones finished last year with an impressive 24 touchdown, but repeatedly had issues taking care of the ball. He ultimately ended up throwing 12 interceptions on the season and recorded 11 total fumbles.