New decade, new team for Mike McCarthy.
Hours after the Cowboys officially separated from Jason Garrett after over nine seasons, it was announced that the McCarthy team would be hired as the next head coach. The former Packers Coach met with Cowboys Brass and according to Adam Schefter from ESPNI was at home with owner Jerry Jones that night.
"As soon as you live with Jerry, he doesn't lose his husband," a source told Schefter.
McCarthy's 13-year tenure in Green Bay, one of the most sought-after candidates in this year's coaching carousel, ended with rumors of tension with quarterback Aaron Rodgers before the end of the 2018 season. Coaching in 2020 has long been in his head.
"Getting it right and being able to win it every year is what I'm looking for," McCarthy said in December, according to NFL.com. "So this is the opportunity I want to be paired with. And I'm not trying to win just one, I'm trying to win them all. And I've always done it that way. It has always been my attitude.
"And every decision ever made to the soccer team was A, number one, what's the best thing for the locker room? And it's about bringing this locker room forward because nothing stays the same. You either get better or you go the other way. And that's in life and in soccer. "
After the Steelers were defeated in the Super Bowl in February 2011 – McCarthy and Rodgers & # 39; s only title together – the Packers apparently started to "take the other path", especially in McCarthy's last year at the top when reports of Rodgers & # 39; Frustration surfaced the direction of the crime. The quarterback is said to have "had a chip on his shoulder" since McCarthy took over the reins in 2006.
"There was a lot more going on in our organization than I had seen in the first 10 years," said McCarthy. "And I think that's a product of success. It's part of that challenge. There are more failures in this arena than any other. (But) we're all fighters. You can't make it in this business if you do this part of your DNA. "
After being released from Green Bay, McCarthy said he had had some "bitter moments" at the beginning of his transition.
"I think that's natural. And I think everyone goes through it, it's natural feelings," he said. "Ultimately, I think more about beginnings. And I had time to think about the whole 13 years, and there was an enormous amount of positive thinking about it. "
McCarthy's new start will include an offense infused by Dak Prescott-Ezekiel Elliott.