Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett hasn’t been a head coach at any level since he was fired as the Dallas Cowboys head coach in 2019 and hasn’t been involved in coaching at all this season, but it looks like he could be returning to the sidelines in a very surprising new capacity – as the head coach of the Stanford Cardinal at the college level.
According to college football insider Stewart Mandel of The Athletic, Jason Garrett is a finalist for the open head coaching position for the Stanford Cardinal.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 8, 2022
“Former Cowboys HC Jason Garrett has emerged as a finalist for the Stanford job, multiple sources have told
@TheAthletic,” Mandel said on Twitter.
It would certainly be a shocking turn of events, and the wild news caught the attention of both the college football and the NFL world on social media.
Jason Garrett has literally never coached in college before, but on the plus side, he just got fired from a stint as OC of the 31st-best offense in the NFL https://t.co/P1KB9I1gIY
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) December 8, 2022
“Jason Garrett has literally never coached in college before, but on the plus side, he just got fired from a stint as OC of the 31st-best offense in the NFL,” Rodger Sherman joked on Twitter.
NBC to trade Jason Garrett and cash considerations to Stanford for David Shaw. https://t.co/PrbKfPjQGt
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) December 8, 2022
“NBC to trade Jason Garrett and cash considerations to Stanford for David Shaw,” Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports joked.
There were several other reactions, as well:
— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) December 8, 2022
I actually think this would be a really good hire.
Great football guy and understands the type of student-athlete he’ll need to recruit to be successful https://t.co/neVSoNtiUo
— Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan) December 8, 2022
This would be an incredible fit for both.
Jason Garrett would be a wonderful coach for Stanford. https://t.co/Fzt3xqkWoo
— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) December 8, 2022
please give him the job solely so i don't have to listen to him on my tv anymore https://t.co/jtM8kH3WEf
— John Owning (@JohnOwning) December 8, 2022
It’s still unclear whether or not he would get the job, but it would certainly be entertaining.