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REPORT – GIANTS INTERVIEWING JASON GARRETT FOR OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR…
The NFL Network is reporting that new New York Giants Head Coach Joe Judge is interviewing former Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett for the team’s vacant offensive coordinator position. The Cowboys decided not to renew Garrett’s contract when it expired on Tuesday. Ironically, the Giants had expressed interest in interviewing Garrett for their head-coaching vacancy before hiring Judge.

The 53-year old Garrett served as Dallas’ head coach since 2011, accruing a 85–67 (.559) regular-season record and a 2-3 (.400) post-season record. Before that he served in other roles for the Cowboys, including interim head coach (2010), assistant head coach and offensive coordinator (2008-2010), and offensive coordinator (2007). He was also quarterbacks coach of the Miami Dolphins (2005-2006).

Garrett also was a well-traveled, journeyman back-up quarterback who spent time with five NFL teams, including the New York Giants (2000-2003).

REPORT – JOE JUDGE INTERVIEWED MIKE SHULA FOR OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR…
ESPN is reporting that new Head Coach Joe Judge interviewed Mike Shula for the team’s vacant offensive coordinator position on Monday. Shula served in the same capacity for the Giants under recently-fired Head Coach Pat Shurmur in 2018-2019. However, Shula did not call the plays under Shurmur, who handled those responsibilities himself.

The 54-year old Shula has also been offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers (2013-2017), quarterbacks coach for the Panthers (2011-2012), quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2007-2010), head coach at the University of Alabama (2003-2006), quarterbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins (2000-2002), offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-1999), tight ends coach for the Chicago Bears (1993-1995), coaches assistant for the Dolphins (1991-1992), quarterbacks coach for the Buccaneers (1990), and offensive assistant for the Buccaneers ( 1988-1989).

REPORTS – PATRICK GRAHAM ALSO DESIGNATED ASSISTANT HEAD COACH…
Multiple sources are reporting that Patrick Graham will not only be the team’s new defensive coordinator, but will also be given the title of assistant head coach. The 40-year old Graham served with new Head Coach Joe Judge on the New England Patriots staff from 2012 to 2015 until he joined former Head Coach Ben McAdoo’s staff with the Giants in 2016-2017. Graham’s first year as a defensive coordinator was 2019, when the undermanned Miami defense finished 30th in the NFL in yards allowed and 32nd in points allowed.

Before becoming Miami’s defensive coordinator, Graham was the defensive run game coordinator and inside linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers (2018), defensive line coach for the New York Giants (2016-2017), linebackers coach for the New England Patriots (2011, 2014-2015), defensive line coach for the New England Patriots (2012-2013), defensive assistant for the New England Patriots (2010), coaching assistant for New England Patriots (2009), defensive line coach for the University of Toledo (2009), graduate assistant for the University of Notre Dame (2007-2008), tight ends coach for University of Richmond (2005-2006), defensive line coach for the University of Richmond (2004), and a graduate assistant for Wagner College (2002-2003).

REPORTS – NEW YORK GIANTS ASSISTANT COACHES NOT BEING RETAINED…
According to various reports, the following New York Giants assistant coaches who served under former Head Coach Pat Shurmur will not be retained:

  • Defensive Line Coach Gary Emanuel
  • Inside Linebackers Coach Bill McGovern
  • Outside Linebackers Coach Mike Dawson
  • Defensive Backs Coach Everett Withers
  • Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Henry Baker
  • Offensive Assistant Ryan Roeder

In addition, Tight Ends Coach Lunda Wells has also accepted the same position with the Dallas Cowboys.

DEXTER LAWRENCE NAMED TO PFW ALL-ROOKIE TEAM…
The Professional Football Writers of America (PFW) have named defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence to their 2019 All-Rookie Team. Lawrence started all 16 games, playing 63 percent of all defensive snaps, and accruing 38 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 pass defense, and 1 forced fumble. The Giants drafted Lawrence in the 1st round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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GIANTS HIRE MIKE DAWSON AND HENRY BAKER…
The New York Giants have officially hired Mike Dawson as outside linebackers coach and Henry Baker as assistant defensive backs coach.

“We are thrilled to add Mike and Henry to our coaching staff,” said Head Coach Pat Shurmur. “They are both outstanding teachers, communicators and motivators. They are also great people, and we look forward to both of them contributing to our success.”

Dawson replaces Rob Leonard, who had served as assistant linebackers coach and was hired away by the Miami Dolphins in January. Bill McGovern, who worked with Dawson when both were coaches for the Philadelphia Eagles and Boston College Eagles, remains the team’s linebackers coach.

Dawson served as defensive line coach for Central Florida (2016-2017) and Nebraska (2018) in recent years. He was the assistant defensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014-2015.

Baker replaces Deshea Townsend, who was hired away by the Chicago Bears last month. Baker will serve under Defensive Backs Coach Lou Anarumo.

In recent years, Baker has served as cornerbacks coach at Delaware (2011-2016), Rutgers (2017), and North Carolina (2018). He had re-joined the Rutgers staff this offseason before opting for the Giants. Baker participated in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship with the Detroit Lions during the 2015 preseason camp and in 2016 with the New York Giants.

Outside Linebackers Coach Mike Dawson

  • 2019-Present: Outside Linebackers Coach, New York Giants
  • 2018: Defensive Line Coach, University of Nebraska
  • 2016-2017: Defensive Line Coach, University of Central Florida
  • 2014-2015: Assistant Defensive Line Coach, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2013: Defensive Quality Control Coach, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2009-2011: Special Teams Coach, Boston College
  • 2006-2008: Linebackers Coach, University of Akron
  • 2004-2005: Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach, University of New Hampshire
  • 2002-2003: Linebackers Coach, University of New Hampshire
  • 2001: Offensive Line Coach, University of New Hampshire
  • 2000: Linebackers Coach, University of New Hampshire
  • 1999: Graduate Assistant, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1998: Defensive Assistant, University of Maine
  • 1998: Defensive Line Coach, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Defensive End and Linebacker, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (1995-1997)

Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Henry Baker

  • 2019-Present: Assistant Defensive Backs Coach, New York Giants
  • 2019: Cornerbacks Coach/Passing Game Coordinator, Rutgers University
  • 2018: Cornerbacks Coach, University of North Carolina
  • 2017: Cornerbacks Coach, Rutgers University
  • 2013-2016: Cornerbacks Coach, University of Delaware
  • 2012: Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks Coach, University of Delaware
  • 2011: Cornerbacks Coach, University of Delaware
  • 2010: Defensive Backs Coach, East Stroudsburg University
  • 2008-2009: Defensive/Special Teams Assistant, University of Maryland
  • 2007: Assistant Coach, South Miami High School (Florida)
  • 2005-2006: Assistant Coach, Eastside High School (New Jersey)
  • 2003: Assistant Coach, Eastside High School (New Jersey)
  • 2001: Recruiting Intern, University of Maryland
  • Pro Experience: Defensive Back for Kansas City Chiefs (2003)
  • Collegiate Experience: Defensive Back, University of Maryland (1994-1997)

A complete list of the team’s coaching staff is available in the Coaching Staff section of the website.