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NFL Coaching Rumors: Giants and Panthers Request to Interview Patriots OC Josh McDaniels

The Giants and Browns are looking for new head coaches after firing Pat Shurmer and Freddie Kitchens at the conclusion of the NFL's regular season.

Both franchises, as well as the Panthers, have reportedly requested permission to interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Carolina has been searching for a coach since firing Ron Rivera in early December.

Questions remain over coach Jason Garrett's job status in Dallas after quarterback Dak Prescott told reporters Sunday that he'd never been disappointed after a win before, but that he felt that way after the Cowboys' 47-16 victory over the Redskins. Dallas did what it had to do on Sunday but still missed the playoffs.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones declined to comment on Garrett's status after the game. "I have all the respect in the world for him," Jones did say, adding that he doesn't have a shareable timetable about a Garrett update.

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Garrett told 105.3 The Fan that there is a team meeting slated for noon on Monday and he will meet with Jones after that.

With the NFL regular season over, the coaching carousel is starting to heat up. 

Check out the latest coaching news and rumors around the NFL: 

  • The Browns have put in an interview request for Bills OC Brian Daboll, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. 
  • The Giants are planning on interviewing Cowboys passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach Kris Richard on Thursday for the team's head coaching vacancy. (Josina Anderson, ESPN)
  • The Dolphins have fired offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea, offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo and safeties coach Tony Oden. (Team announcement)
  • The Giants have requested to interview Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. (Eric Lombardo,
  • Ron Rivera and his wife Stephanie are on a flight to Virginia and he is expected to be hired as the Redskins' next coach. (Michael Silver, NFL Network)
  • The Browns have requested permission to interview 49ers DC Robert Saleh. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)
  • Cleveland plans to interview former Packers coach Mike McCarthy. (Mary Kay Cabot,
  • The Browns have requested to interview Ravens OC Greg Roman for their coaching vacancy. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)
  • The Giants and Panthers have requested permission to interview Patriots OC Josh McDaniels. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)
  • Ravens defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale's name is floating around as a possible top coaching candidate. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • The Giants announced the firing of head coach Pat Shurmur. The team will retain general manager Dave Gettleman. (Team announcement)
  • "The Giants have gotten feedback in recent weeks that some coaches would be hesitant to go there without structural changes. Lots of people have been in their jobs for decades there. Some think the franchise needs a reset." (Albert Breer, MMQB)
  • Baylor head coach Matt Rhule could be a candidate for the Giants, Panthers and Cowboys head coaching jobs. (Peter Schrager, FOX Sports)
  • There's been momentum related to Ron Rivera and the Redskins' job for nearly a week, and it appears the two sides are planning to move quickly after the season. Rivera will reportedly be hired as early as Monday. (Albert Breer, MMQB), (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
  • Redskins president Bruce Allen was fired. (Team announcement)
  • The Panthers plan on interviewing former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy. (David Newton, ESPN)
  • The Panthers submitted a request for Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • The Browns fired Freddie Kitchens on Sunday night, but the Cowboys and Giants are "not expected to be far behind." (Adam Schefter, ESPN)
  • Cleveland requested permission to interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and the Panthers are also expected to file a request. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)