Report: Cowboys Select Mike McCarthy As Next Head Coach

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By Josh Clark and Matt Galatzan 

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys have selected Mike McCarthy as their next head coach, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. 

Scoopage alert: the @dallascowboys have agreed to terms with Mike McCarthy to be their new head coach. Announcement and press conference expected later this week @NFLonFOX #cowboys

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 6, 2020

Per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, McCarthy informed him that he signed with the Cowboys. Ian Rapoport add that McCarthy that the deal is for five years. 

Mike McCarthy tells me he just signed with the #Cowboys. Done deal. He’s their new head coach.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 6, 2020

Dallas officially began searching for their next head coach over the weekend, but it didn't take long to find their man.

Jerry and Stephen Jones officially moved on from Jason Garrett on Sunday, a day after they interviewed the former Packers head coach and former Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis.
After meeting with McCarthy on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that McCarthy stayed at Jerry Jones' home so the Cowboys owner didn't "lose his guy."

New Cowboys’ HC Mike McCarthy stayed over Jerry Jones’ house on Saturday night, per source. “Once you stay at Jerrry’s house, he doesn’t lose his guy,” said source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 6, 2020

Throughout the process, reports have indicated that the Cowboys wanted to bring in a coach with NFL head coaching experience and that's exactly what the Cowboys went with by snagging McCarthy. 

McCarthy most recently spent 13 seasons as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, where he, along with superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers, helped lead the Packers to a 125-77-2 regular-season record, and a Super Bowl XLV win in the 2010-11 season. 

Like Garrett, McCarthy dominated his own division, with an overall record of 53-23 against the rest of the NFC North, and won the division six times.

Unlike Garrett, McCarthy also held a 10-8 postseason record and made the playoffs in nine of his 13 seasons as head coach, including eight straight appearances. 

After a largely successful run with the franchise, the Packers elected to move on from McCarthy midway through the 2018 season, after the team got off to a 4-7-1 start.

He interviewed for various jobs during the following offseason, including the Jets, Browns and Cardinals. After declining the Browns job, the Jets elected to hire Adam Gase and the Cardinals chose Kliff Kingsbury. 

2. Pliability on the coaching staff is going to be a plus for some candidates. If you're a guy like Mike McCarthy or Marvin Lewis, you may very well need to retain four offensive coaches: OC Kellen Moore, OL coach Marc Colombo, QBs coach Jon Kitna and RBs coach Gary Brown.

— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) January 6, 2020

The future of the Cowboys coaching staff is currently unknown. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported Sunday night that in addition to Kellen Moore and Marc Colombo, the next head coach also "may very well need to retain" quarterbacks coach Jon Kitna and running backs coach Gary Brown.