When the New York Giants fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett on Tuesday, it was a move that was seen as necessary for an impotent offense that has languished at the bottom of most statistical categories. For some who played for Garrett at his previous stop, it was a move that was far from unpredictable or unexpected.

In a post on his Twitter account Tuesday night, former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant reacted to news of Garrett's firing by sending a message to promising Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney. It was laced with bitterness towards his old head coach.

Bryant, who played his entire Cowboys career under Garrett, elaborated in a later post that he felt his former head coach was a "Great dude", but that he "never respected his philosophy towards players and the game." He also intimated that there were other players that felt the same way.

"I can't help people like to hear my thoughts about sports I mean the dude did coach my entire career," wrote Bryant. "trust me I'm not the only one who feel the same way about him the difference between me and a lot of people I don't sugar coat shhh.. guys sacrifice a lot to get misused."

It's likely that the frustrations felt by offensive players in Dallas throughout the Garrett era were likewise felt in New York, as the Giants never once scored more than 30 points with Garrett as their offensive coordinator. 

After throwing 24 touchdowns in 12 games as a rookie, quarterback Daniel Jones only threw 20 touchdowns in 24 games with Garrett calling plays. Left tackle Andrew Thomas, who scored the Giants' lone touchdown in Week 11, has more receiving touchdowns that wide receivers Kenny Golladay or Toney and as many as Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, John Ross and others.

By the time the Giants finally fired Garrett on Tuesday, players were privately expressing enormous frustration with Garrett. According to a report by Zack Rosenblatt of NJ Advance Media, offensive players on the Giants had been dissatisfied with Garrett's playcalling throughout the season, calling it "terrible" and "embarrassing."

While head coach Joe Judge would not publicly name an interim offensive coordinator or playcaller, the role is widely expected to be filled by senior offensive assistant and former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens.