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Report: Giants were only considering Jason Garrett for head coaching role

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The New York Giants are reportedly expected to make Joe Judge their new head coach. As a result it appears any talk of former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett joining the coaching staff has since died down.

There is plenty of speculation regarding whether or not the Giants’ brass is looking to bring Garrett in as an offensive coordinator. According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, their initial request was to have him as a head coach and not an offensive coordinator:

A clarification from earlier: The Giants have NOT requested permission to speak to Jason Garrett about their offensive coordinator job, per a source. Their request was for their head coaching job, obviously before they decided to hire Joe Judge.

Judge will get to pick his staff.

Now that the Giants have decided on Judge, it seems they will no longer pursue Garrett and will let the new hire assemble his own coaching staff.

The prospect of Garrett staying in the NFC East as a member of a rival team would have certainly made headlines. Despite his pleas to remain in Dallas, his former team is reportedly expected to make Mike McCarthy their new head coach. It seems he will now be listening to other offers now that New York has moved on.

Judge has made his mark as a branch of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s coaching tree. He will have his work cut out trying to get this giants’ team back on track amidst their grueling rebuild in recent years. It will be interesting to see if the first-year head coach is able to add any notable names to his staff.