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Giants deny Cowboys’ interview request for Andre Patterson

The Dallas Cowboys have defeated the New York Giants 13 times in their past 14 meetings, but Big Blue finally picked up a small victory on Tuesday.

The New York Post reports that the Giants rejected the Cowboys’ request to interview defensive line coach Andre Patterson for a lateral move within the NFC East.

The Cowboys’ interest in interviewing Giants defensive line coach Andre Patterson for a lateral move across the NFC East was rebuffed Tuesday, a source confirmed to The Post.

ESPN first reported that an interview request was denied, but the message might have been translated in more informal conversations before permission was sought.

Dallas’ interest in Patterson shouldn’t come as a surprise given their recent hire of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

Patterson served in multiple roles with the Minnesota Vikings during Zimmer’s time as head coach, including co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach. In total, the pair spent eight seasons together from 2014 through 2021.

Although Patterson did not receive a defensive coordinator interview with the Giants — a job that ultimately went to Shane Bowen — the team did tell all candidates it was preferred that Patterson remain at his post as defensive line coach.

The Giants hired Patterson in 2022 when the regime of general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll came on board.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire