Posted Fri Jan 2nd by Monty
The Denver Broncos have been granted permission by the Dallas Cowboys to interview offensive coordinator Jason Garrett for the Broncos’ Head Coach opening, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports. The interview will take place some time next week.
Garrett was a hot name in the coaching circle after 2007, when his offense led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record and first seed in the NFC playoffs. After the Cowboys gave Garrett a ridiculous contract to keep him in Dallas as coordinator, Dallas struggled somewhat on offense this season, finishing out of the playoffs, and ultimately causing Garrett’s coaching stock to fall.
The Broncos will also hold interviews with Steve Spagnuolo Saturday (DC, Giants), Josh McDaniels Sunday (OC, Patroits), and Raheem Morris (DC, Buccaneers) on Wednesday. In addition to these three interviews, the team has contacted Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops about the position. Expect an interview with Stoops after the BCS Championship game next week.
Garrett’s name has fallen off a lot of people’s radar this offseason. I’d be surprised if he wins the job. Meanwhile, Wade Phillips has to be saying “What about me?” by now. Last season, there were rumors Garrett would be promoted to Head Coach in Dallas and Wade would be out. Now there’s talk of Mike Shanahan taking Phillips’ place, should he be fired. Of course, Shanahan originally replaced Phillips as Denver Broncos Head Coach following the 1995 season.
- Jason Garrett bio [Cowboys official site]