Mike McCarthy has become the new Cowboys coach. What does this mean for Dallas? The Dallas Cowboys announced on Monday that their search for former head coach Jason Garrett’s replacement was over. With the team coming to an agreement with former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.
With the hire, team owner Jerry Jones is hoping McCarthy will be able to lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl title. This like he did in Green Bay. He helped the Packers lift the Lombardi Trophy in 2011. A feat the Packers completed at ATT Stadium.
While coaching the Packers, McCarthy had a 125-77-2 record. Also, nine playoff appearances in 13 seasons. He also led the Packers to two NFC title games. However, his tenure came to an end in Green Bay. This after missing the playoffs in consecutive seasons.
Is Mike McCarthy the Cowboys Savior
McCarthy was out of football during the 2018 season. Opting to use his time to study trends around the league as he prepared for his next head coaching job. He turned down a chance to interview with the Arizona Cardinals. Also, Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they were looking for a new head coach last offseason.
With Garrett gone, the Cowboys will switch to a new offense next season. Will the offense be catered for Dak Prescott?
McCarthy is also expected to bring in a new defensive staff. This with most of the holdovers from Garrett’s tenure on expiring contracts. The coach was credited with the development of Aaron Rodgers, and Jerry Jones is hoping he will have a similar impact on Dak Prescott, who will be entering his fifth season in the league in the fall.
McCarthy will inherit a talented team that was expected to contend for a title this season, with a core that includes Ezekiel Elliott and will also likely include Prescott, who is expected to be signed to a long-term contract during the offseason.