“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.
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.
Interesting (to me) that #NYG HC Joe Judge said the offense is “not a carryover” in any way from what NYG ran last year. Said it will be “similarly based” off 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Details are still coming out, but my understanding is they didn't settle on Judge until Rhule called them last night about the Carolina offer, and by then they had already asked permission to talk to Garrett.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The #Giants have requested permission to speak with former #Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. He’s still under contract in Dallas until Jan. 14, so permission is required.
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.
Just to be crystal clear here: I do not believe Jason Garrett is going to be the next #Giants coach. But the organization always respected him, they have valued previous HC experience in the past and they're doing a wide-ranging search so they're at least interested in talking.
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.