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Cowboys assistant John Garrett applies for Delaware job

Dallas Cowboys passing game coordinator/tight ends coach John Garrett, older brother of head coach Jason Garrett, has applied for the Delaware head-coaching job, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.

Last week, the Blue Hens fired K.C. Keeler after 11 seasons and an 86-52 record. Joe Flacco's former team went 5-6 last season with a 2-6 record in Colonial Athletic Association play.

Jason Garrett knows about his brother's intentions and has encouraged him to pursue the job, according to the source.

Attempts to reach John Garrett were unsuccessful. CBSSports.com has left a message for Delaware athletics director Eric Ziady.

A move to Delaware would likely result in a pay cut, but there's unrest with the Cowboys staff after consecutive 8-8 seasons.

Garrett's family still lives on the Jersey Shore, close to the Delaware campus.

Garrett interviewed for the Dolphins offensive coordinator job last year and last coached collegiately at Virginia, where he was assistant head coach in 2007.

Jeremy Fowler is a national college football insider with CBSSports.com. Fowler joined CBS in 2012 after covering the Minnesota Vikings for the St. Paul Pioneer Press for two seasons and covering the Florida Gators for the Orlando Sentinel for two years. Fowler is also a contributor to the CBS Sports Network.
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