Rhule is considered to be the favorite by the Giants out of all of the prospective candidates given his familiarity with New York and work turning around the Temple and Baylor programs as a head coach. New York is interviewing Rhule on Tuesday.
Last year, Rhule interviewed with the Jets and had an offer on the table, but the deal fell apart because the Jets wanted to pick his assistant coaches. According to Ralph Vacchiano, that won’t be a stumbling block for the Giants who are expected to allow Rhule to mostly put together his own staff.
Vacchiano writes Rhule’s top choices for assistants are Lions QB coach Sean Ryan as offensive coordinator and Baylor DC Phil Snow in the same role.
Reports have said that while Rhule has mutual interest in taking the Giants job, he is looking for a perfect situation to make it worthwhile to jump from Baylor to the NFL, making Tuesday’s interview a legitimate two-way process.
If the Giants can’t convince Rhule to come on board, that would leave Garrett as one of their other options to pivot to. New York was reportedly Garrett’s preferred destination if he couldn’t remain in Dallas.
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.
Garrett’s contract was set to expire in the coming days, so he won’t be officially fired.
Over the course of his 10 years in charge of the Cowboys, Garrett led the team to a record of 85-67 (55.3 percent), which includes three playoff appearances.
We’ll have more on the Giants coaching search as the news is available.