Latest On Cowboys’ Head-Coaching Search

     

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that while Cowboys HC Jason Garrett is still under contract through January 14, the Cowboys have begun interviewing other candidates. 

Rapoport says the Cowboys have interviewed former Bengals HC Marvin Lewis and former Packers HC Mike McCarthy.

He also expects the Cowboys will check in to see of Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley is actually interested in jumping to the NFL. 

While Garrett has told his assistants they don’t need to come in to work until the situation has been sorted out, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer says Garrett has continued to lobby to be Dallas’ head coach going forward. 

Glazer adds Lewis interviewed with Dallas Friday, while McCarthy’s initial interview went so well he stayed an extra day. 

Per Glazer, the Cowboys would also be interested in Vikings HC Mike Zimmer if he were to become available. 

While there’s been no official word from the Cowboys, Dallas is still expected to move on from Garrett in 2020

Dallas and Garrett have already had a series of meetings since the season ended, even though the consensus belief has been that the Cowboys would be in the market for a new head coach. 

Garrett’s contract with the Cowboys is set to expire, which prevents Dallas from having to fire him. 

Garrett, 53, began his NFL coaching career with the Dolphins back in 2005 as their quarterbacks coach. After two years in Miami, the Cowboys hired him as their offensive coordinator and he eventually worked his way up to head coach.

Over the course of his 10 years in charge of the Cowboys, Garrett has led the team to a record of 85-67 (55.3 percent), which includes three playoff appearances.

We’ll have more on the Cowboys head coaching search as the news is available. 

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