Cowboys Find Their New Head Coach

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The Dallas Cowboys took the slow approach with the highly anticipated release of former head coach Jason Garrett. Speculations grew that he might save his job because of his relationship as a former player and coach with Jerry Jones and the Cowboys. Now, less than 24-hours after his release, Jerry and the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with Mike McCarthy as the next head coach of America’s Team.

McCarthy’s Resume

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Dec 11, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks with head coach Mike McCarthy during the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

It was reported that Jerry and Stephen Jones wanted a coach who was a proven winner with NFL experience. That is exactly what they are getting with McCarthy. In his 13 seasons with Green Bay, McCarthy 125-77-2 while capturing six division titles, four appearances in the NFC title game, and one Super Bowl.

McCarthy is set to become only the ninth coach in the Cowboy’s rich and esteemed history. Following Jason Garrett’s nine and a half seasons. He will be the eighth coach since Jerry Jones bought the team in 1989.

The former Green Bay Packer coach is looking to rebuild his image and get back to winning after his public rift with Aaron Rodgers during the 2018 NFL season. With Rodgers frustrated by coaching and the play calling, the organization decided to give McCarthy his walking papers after starting 4-7-1.

A Fresh Start

Now with the Dallas Cowboys, McCarthy is set with a fresh start. With a quarterback who won’t publicly attack or question his authority. Although Rodgers is the more talented signal-caller, Dak Prescott and this roster are by far the most talented team McCarthy has had to work with top to bottom.

What’s the biggest knock on the Cowboy’s new head coach? He only won one Super Bowl with a future Hall of Famer and one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game.

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People are quick to forget that outside of his Super Bowl XLV victory, McCarthy is 10-8 in the playoffs and has been to the NFC Championship game four times. Since their last Super Bowl win in January of 1996, the Cowboys are 4-10.

McCarthy will now focus on taking Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys to the next level. This roster is the best he has ever had at his disposal. While he focuses on the offense, reports state that McCarthy is looking to bring in Mike Nolan as the defensive coordinator.

Say what you will about their production this year, but there are big names and playmakers all over the field. Solid coaching and game management has been the most significant weakness for the Cowboys over the last decade.

Mike McCarthy is not the flashiest pick as the Cowboy’s next head coach, but he’s battle-tested. He also provides the knowledge, experience, and ability to contend for a championship consistently. Hopefully, leading the Cowboys to the Super Bowl and ending their 24-year absence from the big game.


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