After days of uncertainty, it now sounds as if the Cowboys have made up their mind on the future of Jason Garrett.
According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the Cowboys are moving forward without Garrett, whose contract with the team was officially set to expire on January 14.
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.
While Garrett's regular season record and three NFC East titles speak for themselves, playoff success eluded him, as his Cowboys teams never made it past the Divisional round. He finished with a 2-3 record in the playoffs.
Garrett, who played college football at Princeton, played quarterback in the NFL with the Saints, Cowboys, Giants, Buccaneers, and Dolphins, serving as a backup. Garrett does have two Super Bowl rings as a player, both as a Cowboy.
Garrett could play an interesting role in the Giants' head coaching search. The team has already interviewed Cowboys assistant Kris Richard, and interviews are reportedly set with Mike McCarthy and Eric Bieniemy.
Meanwhile, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule is still considered the favorite to land the job even though an interview has not yet been set, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
Garrett has ties to the Giants, as he played for the team from 2000-03, though he was often inactive as the team's third-string quarterback. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport 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.