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Dak Prescott Makes His Opinion On Former Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett Very Clear

Jason Garrett

Jason Garrett

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.