These grounds are familiar to Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.
In 2008, after the Ravens fired then-coach Brian Billick, Garrett was offered the job in Baltimore.
Garrett, however, turned down the offer and remained in Dallas as a offensive coordinator. He took over for Wade Phillips, who was fired in the middle of the 2010 season, and led the Cowboys to a 5-3 finish.
Since then, they've been 10-10 under Garrett and haven't made a playoff appearance. Garrett hasn't had as much success in Dallas as John Harbaugh has had as Ravens coach. He's 48-21 and has led them to the playoffs every year, including two AFC championship games.
“It was a great opportunity. It really was," Garrett said as he will play the Ravens for the first time at the helm. "I enjoyed every part of it. There are so many great people in that organization, starting with (owner) Steve Bisciotti, all the administrative guys that I met and the different football people that I met. It’s just a really, really impressive organization. They’ve done such a great job over the past (17) years or so. They really put a winning product out every year. It starts with the people, and I was really fortunate to be able to go through that process.”
Harbaugh was a special teams coach with the Philadelphia Eagles at the time. He has won 12 games in each of the past two seasons.
"I just felt, and my wife felt, like it was the best thing for us to stay in Dallas. We certainly have no regrets, and I’m sure the Ravens don’t have any regrets either," Garrett said.