ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys walks across the field before the game against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Arlington, Texas.
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Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett addresses his decision to join the New York Giants coaching staff.

On Friday night, the New York Giants added one of the most important pieces to their new coaching staff. Big Blue decided to hire former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to fill the offensive coordinator position. Mike Shula was the role’s most recent resident, having held that title from 2018-19.

Garrett will now coach an offense that includes numerous young pieces like Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and Darius Slayton.

It’s an interesting hire, being that Garrett worked for a division rival for the last 13 seasons. Nonetheless, the 53-year-old coach feels that coming to East Rutherford was the right move.

“[Head coach Joe Judge and I] visited over the phone this past weekend and had a great talk,” Garrett told John Schmeelk on the ‘Giants Huddle’ podcast. “It was probably one of those talks, and I don’t know how long it went, maybe a half-hour, 45 minutes, and it probably could have gone all night. Just talking back and forth, getting to know each other a little bit more, talking about football, and that’s when we decided that it would be a good idea to come up and spend the day together, and we did that on Wednesday.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.