Jason Garrett a top candidate for offensive coordinator jobs?
Jason Garrett was finally let go as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys a week after the regular season ended, but he should be able to find a new job in the NFL fairly quickly if he wants to coach in 2020.
While all the head coaching vacancies around the league have now been filled, Garrett has received interest as an offensive coordinator. One NFL executive told Denver Broncos reporter Ryan O’Halloran that Garrett is his top target.
Asked league executive for his No. 1 target for an OC opening: "Jason Garrett." #Broncos
— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) January 12, 2020
While that is just one executive’s opinion, there are likely others who feel the same way. Garrett was a successful offensive coordinator with the Cowboys before he became the interim head coach in 2010 and then the full-time head coach, and the work he did in helping to develop Dak Prescott should not be overlooked.
Garrett, who was a quarterback in the NFL for more than a decade, looked like he could potentially land with one of Dallas’ biggest rivals at first, but that is not going to happen.
If Garrett decides to take a year off from coaching, there would really be no risk for him. He could almost certainly land an offensive coordinator job in 2021, and he may even be considered for head coaching jobs in the next hiring cycle. While he underachieved with a talented roster in Dallas, his overall record of 85-67 is solid. Teams could do a lot worse.