Set aside the fact that the Dallas Cowboys let Jason Garrett dangle in the wind for nearly a week, conducting interviews with coaches while having Garrett sit around waiting to get fired for little reason other than “because…”. The Cowboys letting Jason Garrett go was inevitable.
But Mike McCarthy? Really? Like…really?
It’s not that Mike McCarthy didn’t win in Green Bay; he was 125-77-2 across his 13 years with the Packers. But, he only one one Super Bowl with arguably the most talented quarterback of this generation; he went 18-10 in the playoffs.
He has also been knocked for having, perhaps, the least creative offense of all time. (Slight exaggeration.) His Hall of Fame bound quarterback called him one of the least bright football minds he’d ever been around. (Less slight exaggeration.) His defenses were routinely undermanned and terrible. He is, possibly, the most boring, mediocre choice the Cowboys could make for a head coach, especially as the Cowboys’ would-be franchise quarterback marches ever closer to a new contract that will even more severely hamstring the Cowboys’ salary cap.
So, like, what’s the endgame here? The likelihood that McCarthy can make due with a cash-strapped roster that signs Dak is basically “zero”, given that one of McCarthy’s primary frustrations in Green Bay was the lack of signing free agents. He royally pissed off Aaron Rodgers with play calling, and while Dak is more likely to just go with the flow, McCarthy runs an offense that basically has no easy throws, relying on the tried and true “it’s the West Coast Offense, OF COURSE it’s gonna work” mentality that doomed him to Rodgers changing his playcalls on the fly in Green Bay.
Leaving Jason Garrett twisting in the wind just so you can sign “Basically Jason Garrett Only He Looks Like The Beav” is a strange lateral move for a team that allegedly wants to win, and win soon
On the other hand, football is better when Dallas is terrible, so fuck the Cowboys, I hope this is as bad an idea as it seems on the surface.