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Mike McCarthy to return as Cowboys head coach

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Posted at 7:42 PM, Jan 17, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-17 20:42:20-05

ARLINGTON, Texas — Mike McCarthy will return as the Dallas Cowboys head coach for the 2024 season.

It was reported by ESPN the Cowboys are going to retain the Super Bowl-winning coach after the Cowboys had an early exit from the postseason thanks to the Green Bay Packers.

Mike McCarthy has been the Cowboys head coach since the beginning of the 2021 season, going 12-5 in each of his first three seasons, but the lack of postseason success left a lot to be desired.

The furthest they have gone in the playoffs with McCarthy is the divisional round and that was in the 2022 season. With the talent they had this now-past season, fans expected a long overdue NFC Championship and possible Super Bowl appearance. That has yet to be accomplished.

Jerry Jones released a statement on the decision to bring McCarthy back.

“I believe this team is very close and capable of achieving our ultimate goals and the best step forward for us will be with Mike McCarthy as our head coach. There is great benefit to continuing the team’s progress under Mike’s leadership as our head coach. Specifically, there are many layers of success that have occurred this season as a result of Mike’s approach to leading the team, both with individual players and with our team collectively. Mike has the highest regular season winning percentage of any head coach in Cowboys history and we will dedicate ourselves, in partnership with him, to translating that into reaching our post season goals. Certainly, Mike’s career has demonstrated post season success at a high level, and we have great confidence that can continue.

Further, our loss on Sunday is shared by everyone here, not just Coach McCarthy. Our players. Our coaches. Our front office. Myself. There is accountability for our results. I am accountable for our results. The lens we use to view and evaluate Coach McCarthy is holistic. While we’re all disappointed with the result on Sunday and with our playoff record, I am 100 percent supportive of him as our head coach and ability to reach our goals.

We will start our process of review and decision making regarding everything that impacts our team and roster and, while we’re not going to address specific players and extensions or free agents at this point, it deserves our deepest review and consideration, and it will get it.”

Mike McCarthy has one year left on his deal as the Dallas Cowboys get ready for the 2024 season.