Cowboys tight ends coach John Garrett pursuing Delaware job

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While the Dallas Cowboys currently seem to be committed to keeping Jason Garrett as their head coach, his older brother appears to be seeking other opportunities.

According to Jeremy Fowler of, Cowboys tight end coach John Garrett has applied for the head coaching job at the University of Delaware.

Per Fowler, Jason knows his brother is pursuing the job and has encouraged him to do so.

The Cowboys have parted with three members of the coaching staff in recent weeks. Dallas fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, running backs coach Skip Peete and strength and conditioning coach Walt Williams have all been let go.

Garrett had been considered for the Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator job in 2011. He previously served as assistant head coach at the University of Virginia in 2007 under Al Groh in his last collegiate coaching job. Garrett has served as the Cowboys tight ends coach since 2007.

Delaware, a Football Championship Subdivision school (formerly Division I-AA), fired head coach K.C. Keeler after a 5-6 record with the Blue Hens last season.

10 responses to “Cowboys tight ends coach John Garrett pursuing Delaware job

  1. Hope he doesn’t get it so Jerry’s hand is forced. Do I make Jason fire his brother or stay out of it? Jerry can’t help but micromanage no matter how hard he tries.

  2. Sadly, as long as Jerry Jones remains the owner, the cowboys will NEVER be close to winning another division title, yet alone a Super Bowl. Just like Al Davis, Jerry Jones is getting too involved with the coaches job. He is one of those control freak owners.

  3. Jason Garrett needs to go more so than his big brother.

    Jason was never HC material since day one. Nice guy, but what this group has always needed is a proven disciplinarian.

    Jerry loves him some Jason because he will never cause waves or seek the lime light. Something Jerry desperately needs.

    The thing is I’ve been a Cowboys fan before Jerry bought the team and hope to be here long after he is gone.

  4. Mr. Crabtree,
    The actual name of the football team is “The Fightin’ Blue Hens”, for future reference.

    It may seem trivial, but trust me, it will make a difference to U of D alumni/fans.

  5. Does this have anything to do with the reports of Jones wanting Garrett to fire his own brother? Kinda like I’ll save face and apply for a head coaching position at the college level.

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