Dallas Cowboys fans say they’ve moved on but it’s hard to completely forget about Jason Garrett.

He was at the forefront of the organization for close to a decade. He has the second-most wins in franchise history thanks mainly to his long tenure with the team. For better or worse, fans remember him quite well.

So yes, Cowboys fans will likely care – one way or another – about the latest news around Garrett. According to The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel, the former head coach is a finalist for Stanford’s head coaching job. 

The alma mater of Andrew Luck recently saw David Shaw resign after 12 years as head coach of the Cardinal football team.

Since his last season with the Cowboys in 2020, Garrett had a brief stint as offensive coordinator for the New York Giants. He later was a leading candidate for Duke’s head coaching job last year but he ended up losing to Mike Elko in the hiring process. Since then, he’s spent some time in sports media for NBC.

Garrett certainly has some traits that could make him a good college football head coach. The guy is well-liked and respected by his players and showed several times he’s a class act. I can’t seem to forget that moment when he held Allen Hurn’s hand when the Cowboys wide receiver went down injured.

Say what you want about him as a playoff coach but the guy installed a good culture in Dallas.

On the other hand, he’s never coached college ball and has struggled recently in his career. Both with the Cowboys and Giants.

Garrett also walked away as an NFL head coach with a winning record over the course of 10 years, which is no easy task. I believe a large portion of the Cowboys fanbase will be excited to hear the news and even root for the former head coach to land the job.

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