Former Cowboys HC Jason Garrett Named Giants' New Offensive Coordinator

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Jason Garrett is staying in the NFC East.

Just weeks after getting fired from the Dallas Cowboys, Garrett has agreed to become the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants, the team announced Friday. 

In doing so, Garrett joins first-year head coach Joe Judge's staff.

"There were guys I worked with that I came across in my career at both Alabama and at the New England Patriots that worked with Jason through their time in Miami with him," Judge said. "They consistently all reflected on how smart he is, how great a teacher he is and how his perspective of the game was through a different lens than most coaches. And when he sees it, he's able to communicate it and paint that mental image to the players. And he does a fantastic job of making in-game adjustments."

Garrett had been part of the Cowboys' front office since 2007 when he joined as offensive coordinator. He was promoted to assistant head coach and offensive coordinator the next season, and acted as interim head coach in 2010 before being named head coach in 2011. He finished with an 85–67 record as head coach of the Cowboys, but won only two playoff games. 

Judge, 38, has spent the last eight years with the New England Patriots as the special teams and wide receivers coach. Judge had an offer to become the head coach at his alma mater Mississippi State but decided on heading to the NFL.

He also worked under Nick Saban as a special teams assistant at Alabama from 2009-2011. In his career, Judge has three Super Bowl rings as a Patriots assistant and two BCS championships with Alabama.

Last season, the Giants ranked 18th out of 32 teams in terms of points for and finished 23 in yards. Despite the team's below-average production, however, they do have a number of promising young players on offense, including Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones and Darius Slayton.

It seems likely that Garrett will call plays for the Giants in the upcoming season. Garrett, however, did not call plays last season in what turned out to be his final season in Dallas, instead letting first-year offensive coordinator Kellen Moore handle the play-calling duty. The Cowboys finished 2019 sixth in points for and first in total yards.

The two teams will meet twice during the 2020 regular season.

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