Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun reports that Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett left Baltimore Tuesday afternoon without accepting an offer to become the Ravens next head coach. He is expected next to travel to Atlanta where he will be granted a second interview. No word on whether the Falcons plan to offer Garrett the job. It is reported that Rex Ryan is now the front-runner in Atlanta, who according to Hensley interviewed with the Falcons for a second time on Monday morning.
John Clayton of ESPN reported on tonight’s SportsCenter that the Falcons have narrowed down their list of head coaching candidates to three people. Ryan is at the top, with Garrett and Indianapolis Colts assistant head coach Jim Caldwell filling out the list. Per Clayton, Garrett is expected to make a decision soon on whether to accept the Ravens offer or to remain with the Cowboys. Caldwell is expected to stay in Indianapolis, where he is widely considered the heir apparent to replace head coach Tony Dungy should he choose to retire.
UPDATE: Adam Schefter of NFL.com reports that the Falcons have offered Jason Garrett their head coaching position, and indicates that the Falcons are offering more money than the Ravens in their previous offer. Per Schefter, Garrett will spend Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning meeting with Falcons officials.
Schefter also seemingly confirms reports that Garrett, Ryan, and Caldwell are the team’s top three choices to take over the job.