Report: John Garrett applies for Delaware HC job

CBS Sports is reporting that Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach John Garrett has applied for the head coaching job at the University of Delaware.

Cowboys officials couldn't be reached for comment.

The Cowboys have released two assistant coaches, Rob Ryan and Skip Peete, since the end of the regular season and didn't retain assistant strength and conditioning coach Walt Williams.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported last weekend that the Cowboys were trying to encourage Garrett, the older brother of Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, to seek other employment.

Garrett has spent the last six seasons with the Cowboys as a tight ends coach, but he has looked into other opportunities in the last two years. He interviewed for the offensive coordinator position with the Miami Dolphins last season. He was given an additional title of passing game coordinator with the Cowboys last season.