After the Cowboys’ disastrous wild card game loss against the Packers last Sunday, many assumed that would be the end of Mike McCarthy’s tenure in Dallas. Jerry Jones, owner of the Cowboys, confirmed today that McCarthy will be back as the team’s head coach for a fifth season.
“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,” Jones said in a statement issued on Wednesday night. “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 postseason goals.
“Certainly, Mike’s career has demonstrated postseason success at a high level, and we have great confidence that can continue.”
We’ll see this time next year if Cowboys fans are happy with the owner’s decision or upset with another early playoff exit.