The Dallas Cowboys have officially informed Jason Garrett he is out as the head coach, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.
ESPN's Ed Werder had previously said on Jan. 2 that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has moved slowly with "abundance of care and respect" for Garrett, as the team will begin to interview coaching candidates soon after the move becomes official.
Garrett, 53, compiled a record of 85-67 over 10 seasons as the team's head coach, taking over in November 2010 after Wade Phillips was fired.
NFL Network's Ian Rapaport reported in November that Garrett would be a "real and legitimate" candidate to replace Pat Shurmur, and that the Giants would be Garrett's preferred destination.
However, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule is the prohibitive favorite for the Giants, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. Rhule is scheduled to interview with the Giants in Waco, TX on Tuesday after he recently returned from a family vacation in Cabo.
The Giants have already interviewed former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, Cowboys passing game coordinator Kris Richard, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, and Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale.