Talk about a complete career turnaround.
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett used to be the butt of cruel jokes and wagers on when he’d be fired. Now after leading Dallas to a 12-4 record — the playoffs and a divsion title — Garrett is being asked to motivate MLB’s most popular team.
Cowboys head coach and former NFL quarterback Jason Garrett spoke to the Yankees Saturday when rain forced the workouts to be held indoors at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
Garrett, a former Ivy League Player of the Year at Princeton and Kerry Collins’ backup with the Giants from 2000-03, addressed the Yankees as part of their motivational speaking program. Yankees manager Joe Girardi visited the Cowboys preseason camp last July.
“I met him before, he was awesome,’’ said Brett Gardner, who said he isn’t a Cowboys fan.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman is a noted Giants fan — sat the meeting out.
“I am a big Jason Garrett fan,’’ Cashman said. “I had dinner with him during spring training one year, and he is a very high-end guy. I would have liked to been in the meeting, but I had another meeting.’’