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Jason Garrett checks on Dak Prescott after ankle injury

Jason Garrett Dak Prescott injury

Dak Prescott suffered a horrific ankle injury during Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, and Jason Garrett was among those who came over to check on the Dallas Cowboys quarterback following the play.

Prescott was tackled on a scrambling play in the third quarter and had his ankle turn awkwardly underneath him (video here). He then remained down on the turf for a while with his ankle twisted in a gruesome way.

Garrett, who was the Cowboys’ head coach and is now the offensive coordinator with the Giants, came over to check on Prescott.

Prescott and several other players were emotional as the two-time Pro Bowler was carted off the field.

Garrett checking on Prescott was an illustration of the severity of the injury.

The Cowboys later announced that Prescott was being taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

Ex-Giants QB says Jason Garrett will be ‘phenomenal’ for Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

Jason Garrett’s stock has dipped somewhat since his firing as Dallas Cowboys head coach, but one notable figure believes that he will be a great fit in New York with young quarterback Daniel Jones.

In an interview this weekend with Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, former New York Giants quarterback Kerry Collins raved about the pairing between Garrett, the Giants’ new offensive coordinator, and Jones.

“For a young guy like Jones, who has obviously shown a lot of ability, Jason is gonna help him immensely, with everything,” said Collins. “He’s not just gonna be an X’s and O’s guy, he’s gonna talk about that position and what it means to be successful. I’m really excited to see that combination.

“I’m sure Jason is gonna be heavily involved with Daniel’s development,” Collins added. “I just could not think of a better guy to have with Jones right now. His brains, the kind of guy he is, I think that match will be just absolutely phenomenal.”

Collins, the two-time Pro Bowler, was the quarterback for the Giants for five seasons from 1999 to 2003, serving as a predecessor to Jones’ predecessor, Eli Manning. Meanwhile, Garrett, himself a former quarterback, was Collins’ backup in New York for four of those seasons.

As for Jones, he showed flashes of brilliance during his rookie season but was otherwise marred by constant turnovers, both in terms of interceptions and fumbles. While the type of offense that Garrett wants to run in New York raises some questions, Collins obviously feels that Garrett’s presence and overall experience will do wonders for Jones’ development.

Giants to run offense similar to what Jason Garrett did in Dallas

Jason Garrett

The New York Giants’ offense may look similar to the old Cowboys.

New Giants head coach Joe Judge spoke with reporters on a conference call Tuesday and talked about the team’s offense. Rather than the style of offense they ran under Mike Shula last year, the new offense will be like what Jason Garrett ran in Dallas.

Garrett was the head coach of the Cowboys for 10 seasons and was their offensive coordinator before that. The offense under him wasn’t as wide-open like last year’s under Kellen Moore.

What does this mean for the Giants?

You might expect some more of a running focus and perhaps some conservative ways. That would be a disappointment for a young offense featuring Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram and Golden Tate.

Jason Garrett hired by Giants as offensive coordinator

Jason Garrett

All those rumors and reports about Jason Garrett’s interest in the New York Giants appear to have been true.

Garrett has been hired as the Giants’ new offensive coordinator, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported on Friday.

Garrett, 53, was the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for 10 seasons (including his interim stint) spanning 2010-2019 — the entire decade. He went 85-67 in that span, making the playoffs three times.

Garrett was fired after an 8-8 season in 2019. His firing took much longer than expected because he reportedly was lobbying for his job.

The Cowboys hired Mike McCarthy in his place and finally fired Garrett, freeing him up to look elsewhere. There were reports about the Giants’ interest in Garrett, which seem to have been accurate. Garrett’s hiring is a nice addition for first-year head coach Joe Judge.

Jason Garrett a top candidate for offensive coordinator jobs?

Jason Garrett

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.

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.

Report: Jason Garrett not a candidate for Giants OC job

Jason Garrett

Contrary to earlier reports, outgoing Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is not a candidate for the New York Giants’ offensive coordinator position at this time.

Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reported that the Giants made a request to interview Garrett for their head coaching position before Joe Judge was hired, and Judge will have the opportunity to pick the staff he wants. Vacchiano added that the decision to hire Judge came quickly after Matt Rhule accepted the Carolina job, by which point the request to speak to Garrett had already been made.

The timeline is a bit strange here. It certainly sounds like the Giants still had hopes of landing Rhule, but he preferred Carolina, and the Giants did not want to match those finances. Instead of waiting for Garrett, they clearly decided not to risk it and gave Judge the job. Garrett may ultimately land a coordinator job this hiring cycle, but unless Judge wants him, it won’t be in New York.

Report: Giants interested in Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator

Jason Garrett

The New York Giants are still interested in hiring former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, but it is not for the position many initially thought.

A report on Tuesday morning claimed the Giants have requested permission from the Cowboys to interview Garrett, which would be required since he is still technically under contract in Dallas through next week. That was before word surfaced that the Giants have hired former New England Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge to be their next head coach, so where does that leave Garrett?

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Giants are interested in Garrett as an offensive coordinator. They feel he could help develop quarterback Daniel Jones while also sharing valuable experience with a 38-year-old head coach.

If Garrett wants to coach in the NFL next season, it may have to be as a coordinator. The only remaining head coaching vacancy is with the Cleveland Browns, and he has not been mentioned as a candidate for that job.

The Giants were supposedly very interested in hiring Garrett as their head coach back in 2014, but a lot has changed since then. However, if Garrett decides he wants to stick around in the NFC East and have a chance to go against the Cowboys twice a year, he may have an opportunity to do so with his former rival.

Giants looking to interview Jason Garrett

Jason Garrett

Jason Garrett is looking for another head coaching job now that the Dallas Cowboys have parted ways with him, and where he ends up could turn out to be one of the best storylines of the offseason.

The New York Giants are seeking to interview Garrett for their head coaching job, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Since Garrett is still technically under contract with the Cowboys through next week, the Giants need their division rival’s permission to be able to speak to Garrett.

Now that Mike McCarthy has been hired by the Cowboys and Matt Rhule agreed to become the head coach of the Carolina Panthers, Garrett could immediately become the favorite to land the Giants job. Though, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network was told New York planned to speak with Garrett all along. The reporter also said he does not believe Garrett will get the job.

There is plenty of reason to believe the Giants’ interest in Garrett is real, and it could very well be mutual. According to a report from two months ago, the Giants would have fired Tom Coughlin back in 2014 if they could have landed Garrett. Garrett instead signed an extension with the Cowboys. The same report said New York would be Garrett’s “preferred destination” if he were to be fired by Dallas.

Aside from Garrett, the only other big name the Giants could hire at this point is Josh McDaniels. That does not necessarily mean they are looking to make a flashy hire, as they also have interest in New England Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.

Troy Aikman calls Cowboys’ handling of Jason Garrett situation ‘disappointing’

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One Dallas Cowboys legend is not pleased with the whole Jason Garrett saga.

After news of Garrett’s firing broke on Sunday, FOX analyst Troy Aikman said that the way the Cowboys handled it was “disappointing.”

“He committed everything he had to the organization and to doing the best job that he could,” said Aikman, per The Athletic’s Jon Machota. “He made it a priority, he committed himself. Breakups are always hard, we all understand that at whatever level that they occur, but I don’t know that after all that he gave and committed to this organization that he received the same in return.

“When the organization was unwilling, for whatever reasons, and I don’t know the backstories to it all, but when the organization was unwilling to come out publicly and say that, ‘We are seeking a new coach,’ and yet at the same time, reports are coming out that they’re interviewing potential new candidates for the head coaching position, that’s disappointing,” Aikman continued. “I think in a lot of ways it shines a light on some of the dysfunction, if you will, within the organization and kind of how they got to the point that they’re in now.”

Indeed, the Cowboys dragged out their decision on Garrett for roughly a week, as rumors about big-name replacements swirled. That approach is in contrast to that of teams like the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants, who announced the dismissals of their coaches as soon as the season ended. However, a report said the reason for that was Garrett was lobbying to keep his job, so that would put the blame for the situation on him.

As for Aikman, he is good friends with Garrett and was even teammates with him on the Cowboys from 1993 to 1999. This is not the first time that the Pro Football Hall of Famer has ripped into his former team in recent weeks either.

Dez Bryant blasts Jason Garrett after firing

Dez Bryant

Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant doesn’t appear sorry to see Jason Garrett go.

Bryant said he has “no sympathy” for Garrett after the Cowboys coach was officially fired on Sunday, adding that the move makes Dallas “real contenders.”

Bryant and Garrett mostly kept disputes in-house when working together in Dallas with a few exceptions here and there, but the wide receiver has been very critical of his former coach in recent years. He has essentially accused Garrett of wasting Dallas’ talent and hasn’t been quiet about his dissatisfaction with his former coach’s leadership. This response to Garrett’s exit is really no surprise.

Maybe Bryant is pleased because this opens the door to him becoming the coach of the Cowboys like he apparently wants.