Sources: Garrett among Stanford job finalists

Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and Sacramento State coach Troy Taylor are among the finalists for the Stanford head coaching job, sources told ESPN’s Pete Thamel.

Stanford has completed the final round of interviews and a decision is expected in the coming days, sources told Thamel.

Garrett, 56, was the Cowboys’ coach from 2010 to 2019, going 85-67 in the regular season and 2-3 in the playoffs. He was fired after the 2019 season when the Cowboys finished 8-8 and most recently was the New York Giants’ offensive coordinator before being fired during the 2021 season. He currently is an analyst for NBC Sports.

The 54-year-old Taylor, who graduated from Cal, is coaching Sacramento State in Friday’s FCS quarterfinals against Incarnate Word. He has been the head coach at Sacramento State since 2019, is a two-time Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year (2019, ’21) and the 2019 Eddie Robinson Award winner as FCS coach of the year and a finalist again this year after leading his team to an 12-0 record entering Saturday’s game.

The Stanford job became open when David Shaw resigned last month after 12 seasons. He was the winningest head coach in Stanford history, with a 96-54 career record. His resignation came after back-to-back 3-9 seasons and a 14-28 stretch since the start of 2019.

The news of the finalists was first reported by The Athletic.

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