3. Poses little threat to Judge’s job security
This one is important. With Joe Judge taking over the NY Giants with such a question mark over his head, bringing in a hot young OC candidate could actually be somewhat harmful. After years of middling success with a talented roster, Jason Garrett is not a legitimate head coaching candidate around the NFL at this time.
It’s likely going to take years for him to rebuild his image, and if things go south out of the gate (which they very well could), I do not believe many (if any) fans or media will be clamoring for Garrett to take over as head coach.
Obviously Garrett is going to want to get back into head coaching as soon as he possibly can, but he has to have a good idea that it’s not an option for him at this time after he received almost zero interest (and zero interviews) for any openings this off-season. He’s got an axe to grind against the Cowboys, and I truly believe he’d relish the opportunity to just come in here and put his head down and work.
John Mara has already hinted at how much he likes and respects Garrett, while also noting how important it’s going to be to add experience to this staff.
Hopefully, Joe Judge makes the right call, and Jason Garrett is named the offensive coordinator very shortly.