FRISCO, Texas – Two weeks after parting ways with the Cowboys, Jason Garrett has emerged as their division rival.
Reports surfaced Friday night that Garrett had agreed to become the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants after interviewing for the position earlier this week. By Saturday, the Giants officially announced the move, making this the second time in his career he has gone from the Cowboys to the Giants, this time as a coach.
From the time his Cowboys job security came into question, Garrett has been linked to New York. After starting his playing career in Dallas from 1992-99, Garrett played for the Giants as a backup quarterback from 2000-03, and he attended nearby Princeton University.
Now, after 10 years coaching the Cowboys, he'll be in charge of formulating an offense that features two young play makers in quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley.
The move also figures to add some juice to the Cowboys-Giants rivalry. The Cowboys have won six-straight games against New York, many of them in dominant fashion, but adding their longtime head coach to the Giants' staff promises to bring some added intrigue.
In fact, considering the Cowboys and Giants have opened the season against each other in six of the last eight seasons, it might not be a surprise to see Garrett on the opposite sideline as early as Week 1.