Dallas Cowboys eccentric billionaire owner, Jerry Jones is bringing former Green Bay Packers coach, Mike McCarthy to the table. Jay Glazer of Fox delivered the news after it was “rumored” that Jones broke out the southern hospitality and opened his home to the one-time Super Bowl champion shot caller.
McCarthy went 125-77-2 in 13 seasons with his former squad. Now, he inherits one of the league’s most talented rosters. A man who started out with NFL legend Brett Favre as QB1 moved to future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers a couple seasons later will have budding star Dak Prescott under center, so long as the murky contract situation clears up.
Dallas has had trouble advancing in the postseason for the last 25 years, but bringing in seasoned vet McCarthy may be just what the doctor ordered. As a head coach, he has been in two Super Bowls, four Conference Championships, and 18 playoff games to total a slightly above average 10-8 postseason record. One could speculate that the majority of the playing core and coaching staff will remain intact, which would certainly assist in moving forward in January football.
One of the most available and sought-after team leaders will bring a winning pedigree and stability to an organization that has had anything but. However, it is fair to question whether McCarthy’s resume accurately reflects his ability to deliver rings to Dallas. Coaching two of the best QB’s to ever play the game for 13 seasons, he could only achieve one Super Bowl victory. Of course, the NFC has been loaded with vicious contenders for more than a decade, but it seemed like he relied heavily on Rodgers to ad lib ridiculous plays on the regular. McCarthy appeared to have lacked creativity with play calls despite having offenses that featured Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Jermichael Finley, Jimmy Graham, Ryan Grant, Eddy Lacy etc. With all this in mind, it is definitely something to keep an eye on moving forward if in fact he can bring home the hardware to Big D.
Jones had been transparent over the previous weeks regarding his now former head coach’s fate. Although, he dragged his feet the past couple days, Jones finally parted ways with the underachiever who was only able to muster two playoff wins in nearly a decade. The last thing he needs after a long and patient approach is more of the same.
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