Giants head coach Joe Judge said on Tuesday that his offense would be similar to what offensive coordinator Jason Garrett ran in Dallas.
So, who better for Daniel Jones to learn from than Tony Romo?
The Giants’ second-year quarterback told reporters via a Zoom conference call on Wednesday that he has indeed reached out to, and spoken with Romo.
Romo was Garrett’s quarterback for 10 seasons as the Cowboys offensive coordinator and later head coach, although Romo appeared in just five games over his final two seasons as injuries began to mount.
However, Jones said that his conversation with Romo was brief and did not get into the specifics or similarities the 2020 Giants will have with the Cowboys offenses Garrett ran with Romo. Jones does plan to reach out to Romo again in the future.
As for Saquon Barkley, the Giants running back said he is excited to learn Garrett’s system and to get a “fresh start.”
“I always feel I have something to prove,” he said. “I am going to try and improve this year – with Jason Garrett’s offense and my work ethic.”
Barkley was asked if he had reached out to divisional foe Ezekiel Elliott for some insight into Garrett’s system, but the third-year running back said he wants to learn more about it before he takes that step.
Elliott, of course, thrived in Dallas under Garrett, but the Cowboys also boasted one of the best offensive lines since Elliott’s arrival.
The Giants still have work to do in that department, although Barkley is excited about the addition of first-round pick Andrew Thomas.
Added Barkley: “Obviously as a running back you see offensive linemen get drafted, you get excited.”