Former Packers Coach Mike McCarthy is going to the Cowboys, according to a tweet from Jay Glazer of NFL on Fox.
According to the Associated Press, the Cowboys interviewed McCarthy and former Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis over the weekend.
McCarthy reached the playoffs nine times in 13 seasons with the Packers, reaching the NFC championship game four times. Green Bay won at least 10 games eight times in his first 11 seasons before going 7-9 in 2017. McCarthy was fired with the Packers at 4-7-1 last season.
Mike McCarthy tells me he just signed with the #Cowboys. Done deal. He’s their new head coach.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 6, 2020
This comes just days after the Cowboys fired Jason Garrett who was the Cowboys coach for nearly 10 years.
He joined the Packers in 2006 as head coach.
During a difficult and disappointing 2018 season, the Packers fired McCarthy.
Shortly after he was fired there were rumors he would join the Browns given his connections to Cleveland, but that never happened.
Given his departure from the Packers, he decided to take 2019 off from football .
In late 2019, he had conversations with numerous teams around the NFL. He ultimately decided on the Cowboys on Jan 6, 2020.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.