Report: Jason Garrett wants to coach Giants if Cowboys part with him
The Dallas Cowboys have continued to show support for Jason Garrett publicly, and they may decide to give the head coach a contract extension after the season if they don’t want to risk losing him to a division rival.
The Giants are Garrett’s “preferred destination” if the Cowboys choose to part ways with him, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Rapoport adds that the Giants would have fired Tom Coughlin back in 2014 if they could have landed Garrett, but Garrett signed an extension with Dallas.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 24, 2019
Good head coaches are tough to find in the NFL, and New York’s interest in Garrett could play a role in what the Cowboys decide to do. While Dallas has fallen short of expectations in recent years and been inconsistent once again this season, Garrett has had only one losing season since he took over as head coach in 2010. The Cowboys are just 2-3 in the playoffs under Garrett, but they probably wouldn’t want to risk watching Garrett help turn things around in New York.
The Cowboys bounced back with a win last week following a home loss to the Minnesota Vikings that prompted some troubling remarks from Jerry Jones. Garrett reportedly had a positive meeting with his players after that loss and his message was well received.
Garrett is in the final year of his contract, so the Cowboys would not have to fire him if they choose to go in a different direction. He’s essentially coaching for his job down the stretch.
Pat Shurmur is also on the hot seat with the Giants, though the work he has done with rookie quarterback Daniel Jones is said to be working in his favor.