Mike McCarthy is that man.
How much control will he have over staff and decision making regarding remains somewhat of a mystery. I say that only because if you know the history of owner Jerry Jones, he wants just as much say over the Cowboys off-field brand as with the on-field decisions.
Why else would a mediocre at best coach in Jason Garrett last as long as he did? Because he was Jones family yes man. Hey, it paid well so on a human level can you actually blame him? I might’ve done the very same thing if I was in his shoes. .
Truth be told I’m stunned Jerruh didn’t stick to the usua shtick in hiring another guy who declares complete loyalty to the Cowboy brand. Believe me, loyalty is a specialty that is severely lacking within the American fiber in 2020 so I can see the value in that. In fact my criticisms for Jerry Jones has been that he cares way too much. But many sports fans across the spectrum would take a Jerry Jones type who actually gives a actual shit in signing the checks over a clown like say, Dean Spanos hovering over the Chargers of Los Angeles which no one in that city truly gives a fuck about.
By the way I’m still wondering why the hell he left San Diego high and dry.
Many owners especially in “smaller markets” are just as fine with taking whatever profits out of revenue sharing and treat their franchise as a way to add to their portfolio instead of investing in bettering their product.
Which leads me back to McCarthy.
He’s the correct hire. Someone that this Dallas roster can truly benefit from. All season I’ve said the Dallas Cowboys was a Super Bowl roster. They are littered with talent.
Dak Prescott is a top 16 quarterback and for the most part played as such most of 2019.
Ezekiel Elliot is arguably the best running back in all of football.
Amari Cooper while strategically more impactful as a #2 option at receiver certainly plays like a #1.
A solid defense. Top 5 offensive line in the game. They should be playing football in January. Not pussyfooting around deciding how and when to fire Jason Garrett.
Hiring Mike McCarthy who has Super Bowl credibility does signify a sense of growing up from Jerry Jones. Now let’s see if he can let him do his job without fail.
The good money is that he won’t. History always proves itself right again.