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5 things to know about Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett

Five things to know about new Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett:

1. Garrett served nine full seasons as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 2011-19 in addition to eight games on an interim basis in 2010. In all, he compiled a record of 85-67 in the regular season and 2-3 in the postseason. He won NFC East titles in 2014, 2016 and 2018. He was selected the NFL Coach of the Year in 2016.

2. Garrett played quarterback in the NFL for 12 seasons, including four with the Giants from 2000-03. He served as the primary backup to Kerry Collins during the team's run to Super Bowl XXXV. He ended his career by splitting the 2004 season with Tampa Bay and Miami. In his 12 NFL seasons, Garrett started nine of the 40 regular season games in which he played


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3. Garrett, who played for the Cowboys from 1993-99 and was on three Super Bowl championship teams, was the first former Dallas Cowboys player to become the team's head coach. His father, Jim, was a personnel scout for the team for 21 years and served under every Super Bowl-winning head coach and ownership regime in Cowboys history. Jim Garrett was also an assistant coach for the Giants from 1970-73 and a former high school football coach in his home state of New Jersey. Born in Rutherford, Jim Garrett was a standout fullback at Utah State and bounced around on a few professional teams, including one season with the Giants in 1956.

4. As a player in Dallas, Garrett learned under Jimmy Johnson, who was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week. He served as a backup to Troy Aikman in offenses directed by Norv Turner and Ernie Zampese. He also played for then-Giants offensive coordinator Sean Payton, a Super Bowl-winning head coach for the Saints. Garrett finished his playing days while studying under Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay and started his coaching career with the Miami Dolphins, where he worked under Nick Saban. New Giants head coach Joe Judge also served under Saban at Alabama.

5. As a senior at Princeton University in 1988, Garrett was named the Ivy League's Player of the Year and honorable mention All-American. He earned his degree in history in 1989 and moved on to the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the New Orleans Saints developmental squad. After being released prior to the 1990 season, he spent the fall of 1990 as an assistant coach at Princeton. In 1991, Garrett moved on to play in the World League and the Canadian Football League before joining the Cowboys practice squad in 1992.


2005-06 Miami Dolphins -- Quarterbacks

2007 Dallas Cowboys -- Offensive Coordinator

2008-10 Dallas Cowboys -- Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator

2010 Dallas Cowboys -- Interim Head Coach (final eight games)

2011-19 Dallas Cowboys -- Head Coach


Garrett on QB Daniel Jones before the Week 9 meeting between the Giants and Cowboys: "Yeah, just a really impressive college player. It's not surprising to us that he was drafted as high as he was. Just a really talented guy. He's big, he's athletic, he can throw the ball, he can make plays in the pocket, he can make plays out in space with his feet. He keeps his eyes up, makes a lot of plays when he's on the move throwing the ball down the field, plays with a competitive spirit. He's someone who seems calm and poised and handling it all really well and getting better and better every week. ... Daniel Jones is going to be a really good player for a long time. He's off to a good start in his career. We've got a ton of respect for him. Like I said, we liked him a lot coming out, in the draft, and it's easy to see why he's had success."

View photos of new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, who previously served as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.


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