Garrett interviewed with new Giants head coach
Joe Judge on Wednesday, a day after his contract with the
Cowboys expired. Dallas opted not to renew Garrett's contract
and hired veteran NFL coach Mike McCarthy to replace him.
The 53-year-old Garrett had been on the Cowboys coaching staff
since 2007 and spent seven years on the Dallas roster as a
backup quarterback in the 1990s. He ended his playing career in
2000 with the Giants as a backup to Kerry Collins.
Garrett was named interim head coach of the Cowboys eight games
into the 2010 season, succeeding Wade Phillips, and took over on
a permanent basis in 2011. He has an 85-67 career coaching
record but a 2-3 mark in the playoffs.
--Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones and running
back LeSean McCoy were listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC
Championship Game against the visiting Tennessee Titans.
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who like Jones and McCoy was
limited in Friday practice, was given no official injury-report
designation for the game, but coach Andy Reid previously said he
expects Kelce to play.
Jones sustained a calf injury that kept him out of last week's
divisional-round victory over the Houston Texans. McCoy and
backup quarterback Matt Moore were listed as questionable as
both have dealt with illnesses this week.
--The Jacksonville Jaguars interviewed former Giants head coach
Ben McAdoo for their open offensive coordinator position,
according to a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
McAdoo, who hasn't coached in the NFL since he was let go by the
Giants in 2017, would fill the vacancy left by John DeFilippo,
who was fired after one season in Jacksonville. Additionally,
McAdoo has interviewed with the Carolina Panthers for an
assistant coaching job under new head coach Matt Rhule,
according to a report Thursday by The Athletic.
McAdoo, 42, spent two years as offensive coordinator for the
Giants before being promoted to head coach in 2016, succeeding
Tom Coughlin. The Giants were 2-10 when he was fired with four
games left to go in the 2017 season. He posted a 13-15 record
over his nearly two full seasons in New York and might be best
known for benching quarterback Eli Manning in favor of Geno
Smith during the 2017 season.
--Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray still has
aspirations to play baseball. Murray, in fact, would like to
play professional football and baseball at the same time -- just
not right now.
"I think I could," the 22-year-old Murray told the Arizona
Republic of being a two-sport star. "Athletically, I think,
yeah, I could do it. I've been playing both my whole life. I
would love to add that to the resume."
The former Heisman Trophy recipient became the first person in
history to be selected in the first round of both the NFL and
MLB drafts when the Cardinals chose him with the top overall
pick in 2019. The Oakland Athletics selected Murray with the No.
9 overall pick in the 2018 baseball draft, and the team allowed
him to play one final season of college football at Oklahoma.
--Field Level Media
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