Report: Dallas Cowboys to hire Mike McCarthy as new head coach
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy will be the next head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.
Scoopage alert: the @dallascowboys have agreed to terms with Mike McCarthy to be their new head coach. Announcement and press conference expected later this week @NFLonFOX #cowboys
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 6, 2020
The Cowboys officially announced a parting of the ways with longtime head coach Jason Garrett over the weekend. Garrett’s contract was set to expire on Jan. 14th.
McCarthy reportedly stayed overnight at Jerry Jones’ house on Saturday, and the Cowboys owner made sure he didn’t lose his preferred choice.
New Cowboys’ HC Mike McCarthy stayed over Jerry Jones’ house on Saturday night, per source. “Once you stay at Jerrry’s house, he doesn’t lose his guy,” said source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 6, 2020
McCarthy coached the Packers for 13 seasons from 2006 through most of the 2018 season, before being fired twelve games into that year. He went 125-77-2 in his Green Bay tenure, making the playoffs nine times, reaching two NFC Championship games, and winning Super Bowl 45 in 2011 over the Pittsburgh Steelers.