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Dez Bryant throws shade at Jason Garrett following Giants firing

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The firing of Jason Garrett as the offensive coordinator of the New York Giants this week was a long time coming to anyone who has been paying attention.

The Giants’ offense — despite major upgrades this past offseason — is still a mess and far too underproductive considering the talent they have in the building.

In all fairness, Garrett had to play the hand he was dealt, which included a subpar offensive line and a continuing spate of nagging injuries to his top playmakers.

None of that mattered in the end as the Giants finally saw what Dallas fans knew all along — that Garrett was not the brilliant offensive strategist he was made out to be.

Several of Garrett’s former players have bashed him for his latent and conservative ways. One player in particular, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant, has been chirping away at Garrett ever since Garrett was let go by the Cowboys after the 2019 season.

Bryant had played for Garrett in Dallas for eight seasons and the results — for Bryant and the team — fell short of expectations. This week Bryant sent out this tidbit to Giants’ rookie wideout Kadarius Toney, sideswiping Garrett and letting Toney know that his career is about to take off now that Garrett is gone.

Before that, Bryant let his feelings be known about Garrett.

Bryant had a contentious end to his Cowboys’ career and took a shot at Garrett, who took over the head coaching reins from Wade Phillips midway through Bryant’s rookie season in 2010, after Garrett was not retained in January 2020.

“I don’t have no sympathy for coach Garrett losing his job … The Cowboys just became real contenders,” Bryant tweeted.

At the time, that appeared to be harsh. Right now, Giants fans are wondering how they can get the last season and a half back.

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