Trent Dilfer: Jason Garrett Would Be The No. 1 Candidate For NFL Head Coaching Jobs

Josh Clark
December 20, 2019 - 11:44 am

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Back on October 15, with his team marred in a three-game losing streak that culminated with a loss to the lowly New York Jets, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke glowingly about head coach Jason Garrett and proclaimed he'd be "very sought-after" if he were to hit the open market.

Jones received a lot of backlash from the media and fans for those comments. However, just a month later, stories began flowing out of New York that the Giants would have an interest in Garrett if he was made available. 

Those stories line up with what former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer said on 105.3 The Fan this week. 

"The reality is, Jason's an incredible leader. In fact, if the Cowboys let him go he'll be the first guy that other teams will try to hire," Dilfer said on Shan and RJ. He's incredibly respected, both with owners, general managers, and other coaches around the league."

When questioned about his opinion, Dilfer declared Garrett would be "the number one candidate day one" if the Cowboys moved on from him. 

"He's a hell of a football coach. He's an incredibly good leader ... admired and revered around the NFL."

Listen to more of Dilfer's thoughts on Garrett right here: