EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants are interviewing former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on Wednesday to be their offensive coordinator, a supply informed ESPN, confirming an NFL Community report.
The Giants lately requested permission to talk with Garrett about their head-coaching place earlier than hiring Joe Decide. They wanted permission as a result of Garrett was nonetheless below contract.
His contract with the Cowboys expired Tuesday, and the Giants introduced him in to speak about being one in all Decide’s high assistants.
Jason Garrett’s 85 wins are the second most by a Cowboys coach behind Tom Landry’s 250. Patrick Smith/Getty Photos
The Giants additionally interviewed Mike Shula for the job earlier this week, and Decide was anticipated to speak with former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens a couple of spot on his offensive employees. Shula was the Giants’ offensive coordinator below Pat Shurmur and helped with the event of rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. Kitchens labored with Decide earlier of their careers at Mississippi State.
Garrett, 53, spent the previous 9 seasons because the Cowboys’ head coach. He beforehand served as their offensive coordinator.
Garrett additionally has ties to the Giants group, having performed there from 2000 to 2003, and is well-respected inside their constructing.
At Decide’s introductory information convention, co-owner John Mara was requested about the potential of hiring Garrett because the Giants’ offensive coordinator.
“I actually would not have any objection to that,” Mara mentioned. “I’ve numerous respect for Jason. On the finish of the day, that is going to be Joe’s choice.”
Garrett’s expertise as a head coach may function an asset to Decide, who has by no means been a head coach at any degree. Decide spent the previous eight seasons as an assistant below Invoice Belichick in New England, most lately because the special-teams coordinator and large receivers coach.
Garrett had been with the Cowboys since 2007. He led Dallas to an 85-67 document as the pinnacle coach, making it to the playoffs thrice.
The Cowboys completed Eight-Eight this previous season and allowed Garrett’s contract to lapse whereas hiring Mike McCarthy as his substitute.
Garrett has expertise working with younger quarterbacks. He was a key determine within the growth of present Cowboys starter Dak Prescott, a fourth-round choose in 2016. Prescott completed fourth within the NFL with a QBR of 70.1 this season.
Jones, the No. 6 draft select of Duke final 12 months, had his ups and downs all through his rookie 12 months. He threw 24 landing passes with 12 interceptions but in addition misplaced 11 fumbles.