(AP)- A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Dallas
Cowboys and Mike McCarthy have agreed on a deal for the former
Green Bay coach to replace Jason Garrett.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity
Monday because the Cowboys haven’t announced the hiring.
McCarthy interviewed over the weekend before the Cowboys had
announced Garrett wasn’t returning. Garrett had an expiring
contract coming off a make-or-break season that ended with Dallas
missing the playoffs for the sixth time in his nine full seasons.
The 56-year-old McCarthy won a Super Bowl with the Packers on the
Cowboys’ home field nine years ago. Green Bay made nine trips to
the playoffs in his 13 years. McCarthy was hired in the middle of
what ended up being a second straight losing season for the Packers