According to reports, the Dallas Cowboys have made a decision about Mike McCarthy’s future as head coach.
Jori Epstein, USA Today reporter, reported that McCarthy will be returning as the team’s coach in 2022. According to reports, McCarthy received assurances that he would be back from the organization.
“The assurance came as early as in conversations after the Cowboys’ 23-17 wild-card loss to the San Francisco 49ers and as recently as this week after Saints coach Sean Payton announced he was stepping down, a person with knowledge of the conversations told USA TODAY Sports,” the report said.
The Cowboys have assured Mike McCarthy he'll remain head coach in 2022, a source confirms to @usatodaysports. Assurance came as early as after wild-card loss; as recently as this week after Sean Payton retirement. He's focused on evals, exit interviews.
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) January 27, 2022
Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner, made a comment earlier this offseason about McCarthy’s job security.
Jones stated that Jones would not engage in conversations with anyone who is related to the staff. So I have a lot of thoughts about these coaches. These scouts are a huge topic for me. There are many aspects to this organization that I need to consider.
Jones and the rest believe McCarthy should be brought back for another season. Dallas learned earlier this week that defensive coordinator Dan Quinn removed himself from head coaching opportunities.
This means McCarthy and Quinn are back for 2022. The team now needs to find out about Kellen Moore, the offensive coordinator, who is currently a candidate for several coaching positions.