The New York Giants reportedly have emerged as a landing spot for Jason Garrett if the Dallas Cowboys part ways with him.
Two years ago, after the disappointing 3-13 campaign of 2017, the New York Giants began a search for a new head coach. Big Blue previously fired Ben McAdoo after a Week 13 loss to the Oakland Raiders, one in which Geno Smith started at quarterback over Eli Manning.
Fast forward a pair of seasons, and it seems the Giants will have to undergo the same process. At 2-9, experiencing their third straight losing season, New York may very well fire Pat Shurmur.
Thus, they’ll search for a new frontman for the coaching staff ahead of the 2020 season.
So who could that individual be? According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Giants could target none other than the familiar face of Jason Garrett.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 24, 2019
There’s a chance Garrett could be in his final year as the Dallas Cowboys head coach, especially if they miss the postseason. At the moment, the Cowboys are 6-5, just one game ahead of the second place-Philadelphia Eagles. Dallas also has the tie-breaker ahead of Philly, being that they already defeated them once.
According to Rapoport, the Giants are Garrett’s “preferred destination.” Garrett played quarterback for the organization from 2000-03, appearing in just two games for them without any passing statistics.
Garrett’s tenure as the official head coach began in 2011. He served as the interim head coach for half of the 2010 regular season after the Cowboys fired Wade Phillips.
Up to this point, he has an 83-63 record as Dallas’ head coach, amassing just a 2-3 record in the postseason (three appearances).