Jason Garrett

According to tweets today, Bill Callahan will inherit play-calling duties from head coach Jason Garrett.

Earlier this month, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Cowboys owner was pushing Garrett to relinquish play-calling duties.

On Jan. 13, the team hired Callahan to be the offensive coordinator, a role incorporated into Garrett's head coaching responsibilities. Callahan, who will also coach the offensive line, replaced Hudson Houch, who retired as the team's running game coordinator.

Tags: bill callahan, Jason Garrett, Jon Gruden, New York Giants, Tim Brown
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Bill Cowher has not coached in the NFL since his Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl in the 2005-06 season.

The former hallmark on the Steelers' sidelines and current analyst for the NFL on CBS, now 55, told Newsday (N.Y.) he plans on returning to the NFL at some point.

Cowher has been out of the game for seven years, and for the most part had been rumored to jobs every off-season. This season seemingly was the exception.

Tags: Bill Cowher, Jason Garrett, New York Giants, Rex Ryan, Ron Rivera, Tom Coughlin
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With all of Eli Manning?s recent success, we sometimes forget that Manning?s career as a Giant got off to an extremely slow start.

Manning lost his first six career starts in 2004, but on the final week of the season, he led the Giants to a 28-24 home win over the Dallas Cowboys for his first career victory.

Maybe that win gave Eli a confidence boost, because he?s played historically well against the Cowboys in his career.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, cowboys, Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, Eli, Eli Manning, Jason Garrett, manning, NY Giants, Editorial Aside
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If you were to look at the NFC East standings, you would find the Giants in the cellar.

But based solely on what we?ve seen from these teams on the field and in their wins and losses, the standings do not accurately reflect where I expect these teams to be ? come say, Thanksgiving.

  1. 1.???? Philadelphia Eagles (3-1): This is essentially a formality. The Birds have the best record in the NFC East and recently beat New York. Wins over Baltimore and New York are hard to argue against, despite how close they were. October has just hit, and Michael Vick can still work out the wrinkles of the offense. LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are still three of the best playmakers in the league. And the defense has made tremendous strides under Juan Castillo from year No. 1 to 2.
  2. 2.???? New York Giants (2-2): The Giants could be 3-1 right now if not for a controversial play call and two missed field goals. The big question mark hovering over Big Blue, however, is that their two wins have come against Carolina and Tampa Bay, two teams that have struggled tremendously on the defensive side of the ball. Eli Manning will keep the Giants in most games, but Hakeem Nicks is a vital part of the offense and his presence will be missed. The banged up D will also hurt, especially by Week 6 when the Giants face a stretch of San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.
  3. 3.???? Dallas Cowboys (2-2): Let?s not drop the Boys to the worst team in this division because Tony Romo threw five interceptions on Monday night. Romo is still a top-10 quarterback, and this year the defense has been the best in the league defending the pass. In the bye week, I expect Jason Garrett to work out the kinks between Romo, Dez Bryant and the rest of the Cowboys offense. But their next five opponents ? Baltimore, Carolina, New York Giants, Atlanta and Philadelphia ? is a make or break stretch in their schedule.
  4. 4.??? Washington Redskins (2-2): The Skins are second in the standings after a month, and they?ve taken the D.C. area by storm. Robert Griffin III is exactly what fans and scouts expected ? a true pass-first quarterback who can make plays with his legs. And he?s doing it right away. Alfred Morris has been a pleasant surprise, too. But their defense is horrid. Opposing quarterbacks have averaged 326 yards v. the Skins, and that simply won?t cut it in this league. The Skins are definitely more competitive than they have been, but until their defense can amount to their offense it?ll be hard to keep pace in this division.

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Tags: alfred morris, Dallas Cowboys, DeSean Jackson, Dez Bryant, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Garrett, jeremy maclin, LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Griffin III, tony romo, Washington Redskins

Next on our tour of the NFC East is the Cowboys 2011 draft.? While it would have been more economical to continue down 1-95 from New York to Philadelphia to Washington DC and visit the Redskins next, we will instead take a plane to Dallas.? It?s all being written off and paid for by SNY anyway.

Being that this is Jason Garret?s first draft, this was an opportunity for him to put his stamp on the team.? He did so, taking an offensive lineman in the first round; the first time the Cowboys have done so in roughly three centuries.

The Cowboys had the ninth overall pick, which they used on USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith.? Smith was the right pick for the Cowboys, even if it wasn?t a great value pick.? In a perfect world, they would have traded down and let Smith or Anthony Castonzo fall to them, but taking Smith ninth is the next best thing.? He was the most talented tackle in the draft, and he could anchor their offensive line for the next ten years.

Tags: bruce carter, cowboys, demarco murray, dwayne harris, grades, Jason Garrett, josh thomas, New York Giants, nfl draft, review, tyron smith
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Giants' Fewell Was Included in Coaching Searches Merely to Satisfy Mandate

The Rooney Rule, which was instituted by the NFL in 2003 to ensure that minority candidates are considered for head coaching ans senior operations positions, has become more of a formality than anything else lately.


Tags: football, Jason Garrett, Mike Mularkey, National Football League, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, NFL, Perry Fewell, Rooney Rule

From NFL.com:

Jason Garrett had the interim tag removed and will be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, a team source said Sunday.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett, New York Giants, NFC East
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