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Jason Garrett is in New York to interview for Giants OC role

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The Dallas Cowboys finally opted to make some changes to their coaching staff by operating ways with Jason Garrett. It appears he has already received some interest from a rival within the NFC East, the New York Giants.

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Garrett is interviewing to be the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants:

The prospect of Garrett staying in the division is certainly an intriguing one. He has long had ties to the Giants’ organization as a former backup quarterback for them during his days as a player. He has since spent the bulk of his coaching career getting the better of them with the Cowboys.

Garrett was initially rumored to be interviewed for the head coaching vacancy until New York hired Joe Judge. The front office has since allowed Judge to assemble his coaching staff, however, reports suggest they would prefer to bring in more experienced options. Of course, that was hardly the case after making Patrick Graham his defensive coordinator so he may have to alleviate the hire with a more veteran option on the offensive end.

The fit for Garrett with the Giants makes sense given his extensive experience and history as a backup quarterback in the NFL. However, it still remains to be seen what type of offense the Giants would use because Garrett hasn’t called plays since 2012, per NFL.com.

Garrett could bring needed experience to first-time head coach Joe Judge’s staff in New York. The bigger questions would involve the type offense he’d employ and his plans to develop young QB Daniel Jones. Garrett last called plays for the Cowboys in 2012 before handing off the reins to Bill Callahan, then Scott Linehan, and finally Kellen Moore in 2019.

Garrett caught plenty of flak for the Cowboys’ shortcomings toward the end of this tenure. Regardless, he still helped lead one of the most potent offenses in the league during the 2019 NFL season. Meanwhile, his experience in developing quarterback Dak Prescott could pay huge dividends for quarterback Daniel Jones.

The fact that both sides are making the effort to meet up indicates Jason Garrett could be a front-runner to land the gig.