Well, then again, maybe the Giants won’t be looking at Jason Garrett as an offensive coordinator candidate.
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.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) January 7, 2020
Judge will get to pick his staff.
The New York Giants have requested permission to speak with former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.
Yes, the Giants have to request permission from the Cowboys because although Garrett has already been replaced by Mike McCarthy in Dallas he is still under contract to the team until Jan. 14. So, permission needed.
Turns out, though, that the Giants are not seeking Garrett as a head coach. With the hiring of Joe Judge for that job, the Giants are apparently seeking to discuss with Garrett the idea of him becoming offensive coordinator.
Garrett, 85-67 (.559) in 10 seasons with the Cowboys, has long been considered a potential fallback option for the Giants. There have been previous reports that he would be interested in the job should he be let go by Dallas, which ultimately happened.
Garrett is 2-3 in five playoff games over his 10-year tenure.
The 53-year-old is familiar to the Giants as he was a backup quarterback for the Giants from 2000-2003.
He was replaced after the Cowboys went a disappointing 8-8 this season, finishing second in the NFC East to the Philadelphia Eagles and missing the playoffs. The Cowboys never advanced beyond the divisional round of the playoffs during Garrett’s tenure.
Source: #Giants requested permission from #Cowboys to interview Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator under new HC Joe Judge. Garrett’s 10 years of head coaching experience would be important asset to inexperienced HC. Also Garrett could develop Daniel Jones if interested.— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 7, 2020
The idea of pairing an experienced former head coach who could call plays, something Garrett has done in the past, with a rookie head coach in Judge, could have some appeal. Garrett was offensive coordinator in Dallas from 2007-2010 before becoming head coach.