McCarthy to Jerry World

Signs with Dallas

Evan Heffelfinger
January 06, 2020 - 10:41 am

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After sitting out for a season and a half following his departure from Green Bay, Mike McCarthy has his next job: Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

FOX's Jay Glazer had the first report that McCarthy was next in line for the Cowboys gig:

McCarthy finished his 13 year Green Bay tenure with a record of 135-85-2, 10-8 in the playoffs, and the Super Bowl XLV title. 

The Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones made the decision over the weekend, while Jason Garrett was still the Head Coach. Garrett and Cowboys brass have met multiple times over the past couple weeks, with Garrett doing what he could to save his job after an 8-8 season, according to Jay Glazer during FOX's NFL Pregame Show Sunday. 

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, McCarthy stayed the night at Jerry Jones' house Saturday after his interview: 

The Cowboys boast one of the best running back/offensive line pairing in the league headlined by Ezekiel Elliot, but the franchise has some free agency questions, with QB Dak Prescott's rookie deal up, and star receiver Amari Cooper a free agent. Who will Mike McCarthy pick to be his quarterback?