Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is reportedly a top candidate for the head coaching position at Stanford.
Citing sources, Stewart Mandel of The Athletic reports that Garrett “has emerged as a finalist for the Stanford head-coaching job.” The former NFL quarterback and Dallas head coach currently serves as an analyst for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” program.
Mandel added that Sacramento State head coach Troy Taylor is among the finalists for the the Cardinal’s head coaching position. The 54-year-old Taylor has been head coach of the Hornets since 2019.
Longtime Stanford head coach David Shaw announced his resignation from the school two weeks ago after compiling a 96-54 record. Shaw took over as the head coach in 2011 following Jim Harbaugh’s move to the NFL, where he coached the San Francisco 49ers for four seasons.
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Garrett’s NFL coaching career began in 2005. He served as the Miami Dolphins’ quarterbacks coach for two seasons before joining Wade Phillips’ coaching staff in Dallas to become their offensive coordinator.
The struggling Cowboys fired Phillips in the midst of the 2010 season and promoted Garrett to the interim HC gig. The Cowboys finished strong (5-3), under Garrett, and it was enough for Jerry Jones to name him the permanent head coach.
Garrett coached the Cowboys until 2019, compiling a regular season record of 85-67. He won 2016 Coach of the Year honors after leading the Cowboys to the NFC East division crown with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott.
Dallas won three NFC East division titles under Garrett’s guidance, but they won just two playoff games with him at the helm. After the 2019 season, Jones decided to part ways with Garrett, who was replaced by former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.
Garrett was hired to serve as the New York Giants’ offensive coordinator under head coach Joe Judge in 2020, but the former was fired in the midst of a frustrating 2021 season.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.