Jason Garrett has Dak Prescott's approval.
The former Dallas Cowboys coach is in the running for the Stanford head coaching job, and Prescott thinks he'd be a great fit.
“Big endorser of that. For sure," Prescott said on Thursday. "I hope he gets it. I’m willing to talk to anyone I can to endorse him.”
Garrett was the second-longest tenured head coach in Cowboys history. He became the first former Cowboys player to become the team's head coach in 2011.
In six and a half years at the helm, Garrett owns a 59-48 overall record. He finished his reign with only one season below .500 (2015) and was fired in 2019 after the Cowboys posted an 8-8 season record.
Stanford's previous coach, David Shaw, resigned after 12 seasons with his alma mater. He is the winningest head coach in Stanford history at 96-54. His resignation follows struggling back-to-back 3-9 seasons and a 14-28 stretch since the start of 2019.
Sacramento State coach Troy Taylor is also a finalist, and a hire should be made in a matter of days, according to ESPN's Pete Thamel.
“I think [Garrett] would be huge for a program like that," Prescott said.