Reports: Cowboys Hiring Mike McCarthy, Who Had Been Candidate For Giants Job

Coach Won Super Bowl With Packers

Ryan Chatelain
January 06, 2020 - 10:06 am

The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly hiring former Packers coach Mike McCarthy, taking one high-profile option off the table for the Giants.

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Fox Sports' Jay Glazer was the first to report on the Cowboys' plans. NFL Network immediately confirmed the report.

The Cowboys announced Sunday that coach Jason Garrett's contract was not going to be renewed. 

Mike McCarthy

McCarthy, who interviewed with the Giants on Saturday, had a 125-77-2 record in 13 seasons with the Packers. He led them to the playoffs nine times, the NFC championship game four times and to a Super Bowl title after the 2010 season. The Packers fired McCarthy in December 2018. 

The 56-year-old coach also interviewed with the Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns. 

Other known candidates still in the running to replace the fired Pat Shurmur in New York are Baylor coach Matt Rhule, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Cowboys defensive passing game coordinator Kris Richard, Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale and New England special teams coordinator Joe Judge.