Giants DC knows Garrett's issues

IRVING -- When the Giants and Cowboys meet at the new Meadowlands on Sunday afternoon, there is one man who has an idea of what Jason Garrett will go through as the interim coach of the Cowboys.

Perry Fewell, the Giants defensive coordinator, took over for Dick Jauron last year in Buffalo and finished 3-4.

Fewell didn't get the job fulltime, it went to former Cowboys coach Chan Gailey, but it's not a surprise. Out of 72 in-season coaching changes, six had winning records and most recently two, Tom Cable and Mike Singletary kept the gigs full-time.

It's unknown if Garrett will have success with the Cowboys.

He doesn't have his starting quarterback and the talent may be lacking in some areas.

Fewell understands and in a story in the Newark, N.J. Star-Ledger, he talks about dealing with change in midseason while coaching the Bills.

Fewell's name has been mentioned for the Cowboys job as well.

Under the Rooney Rule, where NFL teams have to interview a minority candidate, Fewell, who is African-American, might get a phone call as would Oakland's Hue Jackson, former NFL coach Herm Edwards among others.

Fewell in this brief story in the New York Post addressed that saying, "I'm just trying to keep the job I've got right now. I just think it's a reflection if the way the kids have been playing the defense."