Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has given his older brother John an additional job title heading into 2011. John, who recently interviewed for the offensive coordinator's position with the Miami Dolphins, will be tight ends coach/passing-game coordinator, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
John Garrett joined the Cowboys' staff in 2007 after working with Al Groh at Virginia. He started his college career at Columbia but transferred to his younger brother's alma mater, Princeton. The Garrett's father, Jim, was a longtime scout for the Cowboys and another brother, Judd, currently works in the club's scouting department.
John gained a higher profile when his work with Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett was featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" three years ago. He tried to break through to the mercurial player by shouting things like, "Daggar to the heart, Martellus!"
Garrett's one of the most enthusiastic coaches on the staff and he's helped Jason Witten continue to be one of the top tight ends in the league. How much say will he have in the play-calling on Sundays? Oh, I don't think it will be much. Continue to check in for news on both the Eagles' and Cowboys' coaching searches.