The rumors began circulating early Monday morning, but on Tuesday afternoon the Dallas Cowboys made it official announcing Mike McCarthy as their new head coach.
Mike McCarthy, the former long-time Packers coach who won a Super Bowl with Green Bay inside AT&T Stadium in 2011, has been hired as the ninth coach in Cowboys history. The deal is reportedly for five years.
According to reports, McCarthy interviewed for the job last weekend after the Cowboys announced that they would not seek a contract extension with Jason Garrett, their full-time head coach since 2011.
“Jason Garrett’s legacy with the Dallas Cowboys will always be that of someone who strived for greatness every day that he walked through the door, and as someone who instilled the virtues of enthusiasm, hard work and appreciation for the profession in all of the men who played with him and for him,” Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said in a statement. “He is, and always will remain, a cherished member of the Dallas Cowboys family and his contributions to the organization are greatly appreciated.”
A press conference has been scheduled for Wednesday at 3 pm at the Star in Frisco.