After spending a season coaching for Herm Edwards at Arizona State, a return to the NFL could be in store for Marvin Lewis.
Cowboys are also meeting with former Bengals’ HC Marvin Lewis today, per @toddarcher. So Mike McCarthy and Marvin Lewis both today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 4, 2020
The Cowboys are one of the four teams left without a head coach, though they technically haven’t fired Jason Garrett quite yet. Garrett’s contract with Dallas officially expires after January 14th, and all reports lead to Garrett’s inevitable dismissal.
Garrett has been with the Cowboys since 2010 and has had similar success with them as Lewis did with the Bengals. The Cowboys won three NFC East titles under Garrett but failed to escape the divisional round in their three appearances. His winning percentage of 55.9% is also in the same ballpark as Lewis’ (51.8%).
The relationship between Garrett and Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones can also be aptly compared to relationship Lewis and Bengals’ owner Mike Brown shared in their 16 years together. Like Lewis, many have thought Garrett had been on the hot seat before, but he always returned to his post with support from ownership.
Knowing what Jones values in a head coach, it makes all the sense in the world for Lewis to be a legitimate candidate to take over. But with Garrett’s fate still hanging in the balance, further developments on this vacancy may be delayed.