Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy is the new head coach of the Cowboys (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys found their replacement for Jason Garrett and his name is Mike McCarthy. The long time coach of the Packers who won a Super Bowl is making his way to Dallas. McCarthy was out of the league this past year after missing out on the Jets head coaching job. He’s very much back and takes over a loaded Cowboys team.

The news was first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports:

The jury is still very much out on Mike McCarthy. Yes, he did win a Super Bowl but it came with Aaron Rodgers. McCarthy was fired by Green Bay in 2018 because of his lack of creativeness and relationship with Rodgers. It’s not a secret that Rodgers hated McCarthy and now Green Bay has a first round bye with Matt LeFleur. Did Dallas make the right hire? The good news is McCarthy was a stable presence in Green Bay for a long time. Now we’re going to find out if he really knows what he’s doing.

Jerry Jones struck quickly with this one. McCarthy and Marvin Lewis were the only guys who interviewed for the job. Oh, and Jason Garrett who refused to be fired. It’s clear that Jones wanted someone with prior coaching experience and only interviewed one offensive and one defensive coach. Both of whom who kept their job for a long time. Fair or unfair, that had to be his thought process.

For McCarthy, this is all about Dak Prescott. Can McCarthy turn Dak into a blue chip quarterback? That’s his job now. The weapons or offensive line is a strength for Dak. Now his coach has to be a strength. It’s an interesting pairing for sure but Dallas now is all in on Dak.