Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett could land with Giants if he parts ways with Dallas
The Dallas Cowboys have yet to extend head coach Jason Garrett. If America’s Team does not find the success they are looking for under him in 2019, they may let him walk after his contract ends following the season. If so, the New York Giants could come calling.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, if the Giants were to move on from the struggling Pat Shurmur and Garrett parts ways with the Cowboys, the two could be a match. New York is Garrett’s reported preferred destination. The G-Men have mutual interest.
“My understanding is that the Giants have emerged as a real and legitimate potential landing spot for Garrett,” said Rapoport. “First of all, it’s his preferred destination if he can’t stick with the Cowboys. And second, back in 2014, the Giants were trying to decide should they fire Tom Coughlin. My understanding is they would have fired Coughlin if they could get Jason Garrett. Instead, he signed an extension and the Giants held onto Coughlin.”
In 2014, when the Giants were pondering their future with Tom Coughlin, Garrett came as their preferred choice to take over in New York. That did not come to fruition, however, as Dallas extended Garrett. The Giants chose Bob McAdoo, who didn’t last long in the Big Apple.
Garrett has an 83-63 record as a head coach and is 2-3 in the postseason.
If the Cowboys let Garrett walk, he could find a new home in New York. Whether that comes to fruition or not lays within the decision making of Jerry Jones and John Mara.