Big Mike to Big D

Mike McCarthy moves from Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers to Dallas and Dan Prescott.
New Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

Jerry Jones wasted no time, he was quick with the trigger, Jerry has always been a thirty second man according to multiple reports. That’s a blog for a different time and place. Today the Cowboys got their new Head Coach. Mike McCarthy, the former Super Bowl winning coach will be the big man leading big D. Nothing is official yet, but McCarthy has allegedly informed other teams that he is taking his name out of the running to join their organization. McCarthy has recently interviewed with the Giants, Browns and Panthers.

This is a good hire by the Cowboys, McCarthy brings a reputation of developing Quarterbacks, coaching for a historic organization and has had playoff success in his previous tenure. He was the Packers Head Coach for thirteen seasons where he compiled a 125-77-2 record. He made nine playoff appearances, won six division titles, a Super Bowl championship, made four NFC title game appearances and has a winning record in his post-season career. 

As I have mentioned, I am a Giants fan, so I look at everything that involves the NFC East as to how it impacts us. With this hire, there is more pressure on the Giants to get it right in their coaching search. The Eagles will be coming off an NFC East title and will be healthier and now both the Cowboys and Redskins have made phenomenal coaching hires. 

I’m under the impression that the Cowboys wanted a coach who has had success in developing a young quarterback. Aside from McCarthy being Aaron Rodgers coach at the beginning of his career people also credited him with helping Brett Favre return to form at the tail end of his career. Dak Prescott needs to make the next step and the Cowboys believe McCarthy and the staff that he implements will be able to take Prescott to a more consistent and elite level.

Is it as flashy as Urban Meyer, Lincoln Riley or even Josh McDaniels? Probably not, for Cowboy fans, I think that is a welcomed sight. It is a coach that a lot of teams were interested in, Jones acted quickly and replaced Jason Garrett. No drawn-out projection, quick and decisive, now it is time to focus on football. McCarthy enters a situation with an owner who ahs proven to support coaches to a fault, a phenomenal facility and an abundance of potential talent on both sides of the ball. This is a good situation for McCarthy and for the Dallas Cowboys organization.