Cowboys hiring Mike McCarthy as new head coach

DALLAS (KXII) - The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to become their new head coach one day after announcing Jason Garrett would not return, according to multiple reports.

McCarthy, who interviewed with the Cowboys over the weekend, was the head coach in Green Bay for 13 seasons from 2006-2018, leading them to the playoffs in nine of those seasons including a Super Bowl victory following the 2010 season.

His Packers knocked the Cowboys out of the playoffs in both 2014 and 2016, and his one Super Bowl victory came at the Cowboys' home field, AT&T Stadium in Arlington against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Garrett's contract was not renewed as head coach after 9 plus seasons in Dallas, reaching the playoffs three times but never advancing past the divisional round. The Cowboys went 8-8 in 2019 and failed to make the playoffs.

A press conference officially announcing the hiring of McCarthy as Cowboys head coach is expected to take place this week.