Jason Garrett won’t be the Giants’ next head coach, but it seems the team may still want him on its sideline.
The Giants have requested permission from the Cowboys to speak with Garrett about their offensive coordinator position under new coach Joe Judge, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. Garrett, who the Cowboys said Sunday would not return as head coach, is still under contract with Dallas until Jan. 14. Judge was the Patriots’ special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach.
Garrett was considered a fallback option for the Giants as the head coach if things deteriorated with their top candidate, Matt Rhule. On Tuesday, Rhule became the Panthers head coach, agreeing to a seven-year deal worth $60 million, with incentives potentially making it worth $70 million, per ESPN.
However, the Giants had already decided on Judge as their Plan B after interviewing him on Monday.
The Cowboys are expected to name Mike McCarthy the ninth head coach in franchise history. He won one Super Bowl during his 13-year tenure with the Packers.