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McCarthy to be hired as Cowboys head coach

The 56-year-old McCarthy won a Super Bowl with the Packers on the Cowboys’ home field nine years ago.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy watches the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago as Green Bay's coach, has agreed to become the ninth coach in team history, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the move. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says the Dallas Cowboys and Mike McCarthy have reached a deal for the former Green Bay coach to succeed Jason Garrett. 

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the decision. McCarthy interviewed over the weekend before the Cowboys had officially announced that Garrett wasn’t returning. 

Garrett had an expiring contract coming off a make-or-break season that ended with Dallas missing the playoffs for the sixth time in his nine full seasons. The 56-year-old McCarthy won a Super Bowl with the Packers on the Cowboys’ home field nine years ago. He's got a record of 125-77-2 in 13 seasons in Green Bay.