Jason Jarrett, Troy Taylor among the finalists at Stanford University

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

Stanford has completed its latest round of interviews, and a decision is expected in the coming days, sources told Tamil.

Garrett, 56, was the Cowboys’ head 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 was most recently the offensive coordinator of the New York Giants before being fired during the 2021 season. He is currently an analyst for NBC Sports.

Cowboys quarterback Duck Prescott He said he hoped his former coach would get the job.

“I’m willing to talk to whoever I can endorse and just talk about how great the coach is,” Prescott said Thursday. “Reflecting on him at the college level, I think he’s a perfect fit, just a guy who does things the right way, is consistent as ever, has great messages, and I think he’d be huge for a program like this that’s right.” [prestigious]. Yes, I think it would be great. I hope to see him in it.”

The 54-year-old Taylor, a Cal graduate, coaches Sacramento State in Friday’s FCS quarterfinal against Incarnate Word. He’s been the coach at Sacramento State since 2019, was twice named Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year (2019, ’21) and won the 2019 Eddie Robinson Award as FCS Coach of the Year. His team is down to a 12-0 record going into Friday’s game.

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The Stanford job became open when David Shaw resigned in November after 12 seasons. He was the winningest coach in Stanford history with a record of 96-54. His resignation followed consecutive seasons of 3-9 and 14-28 since the start of 2019.

News of the finalists was first reported by The Athletic.

ESPN’s Todd Archer contributed to this report.

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