Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Cowboys are hiring former Packers HC Mike McCarthy as their next head coach.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 6, 2020
Ian Rapoport confirms the news and adds that McCarthy informed the other teams he interviewed with that he’s heading to Dallas.
McCarthy reportedly had a great interview with the Cowboys over the weekend, which led to their meeting extending into Sunday.
The expectation is that McCarthy will retain some members of the team’s offensive coaching staff for the 2020 season. Dallas was said to be looking for a veteran head coach with experience and did not want to bring in a younger coach who may need some time to figure things out.
McCarthy also interviewed for the Giants, Panthers and Browns.
McCarthy, 55, began his NFL coaching career with the Chiefs back in 1993 as an offensive quality control coordinator. He bounced around with the Packers, Saints and 49ers before the Packers hired him as their head coach in 2006.
The Packers made the decision to move on from McCarthy following their disappointing loss to the Cardinals in Week 13 of last year.
During his 13-year tenure in Green Bay, McCarthy has led the Packers to a record of 125-77-2 (61.8 percent), which includes nine playoff appearances and a Super Bowl title in 2010.