Despite being fired by the Dallas Cowboys after 10 seasons as their head coach, Jason Garrett wasted no time finding a new job this offseason, joining the New York Giants as their offensive coordinator.
The 54-year-old says he found the position to be a very tempting opportunity.
"It was just too good an opportunity to pass up," Garrett said Tuesday, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.
Garrett also said he didn't want to take time off after Dallas fired him, according to Vacchiano.
Garrett is apart of a staff headlined by rookie head coach Joe Judge. Despite Judge's relative inexperience, Garrett said he has "my notebook open every day" in order to learn from the former New England Patriots special teams coordinator, per Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site.
The Giants are coming off a 4-12 season. New York is set to start second-year signal-caller Daniel Jones, who Garrett believes has "all the tools you’re looking for" at quarterback, according to Danny Abriano of SNY.
Garrett coached the Cowboys from 2010 to 2019. Though he led Dallas to an 85-67 record, he never made it past the divisional round of the postseason.
Despite receiving a lot of criticism during his time in Dallas, Garrett said he's "awfully proud" of the program he built with the Cowboys, according to The Athletic's Jon Machota.
Garrett also served as the Cowboys' offensive coordinator prior to his first head coaching job.