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Mike McCarthy Watch: Former Packers coach fits Cowboys' criteria

Stu Courtney
Packers News

Mike McCarthy interviewed Saturday with the Dallas Cowboys as part of his quest for another NFL head-coaching job, and the former Green Bay Packers coach reportedly fits the profile of what the Cowboys are seeking.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Dallas is eyeing candidates with a solid history of success as an NFL head coach:

Peter King of NBC Sports reports that McCarthy made a good impression on the Cowboys in his interview:

Keep checking back for more updates on Mike McCarthy's job search. 

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Mike McCarthy's pursuit of another NFL head-coaching job kicked into high gear this week, with the Dallas Cowboys joining the list of teams interested in the former Green Bay Packers coach.

The Cowboys were set to interview McCarthy on Saturday, according to reports from the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and ESPN's Adam Schefter:

The Cowboys also have interviewed former Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis:

McCarthy and the Cowboys would make sense for several reasons:

Two college coaches – Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley and Baylor's Matt Rhule – also are being linked to Dallas. Both coaches and McCarthy have Trace Armstrong as their agent:

On Thursday, McCarthy interviewed for the vacant Cleveland Browns job. That situation became more complex after the Browns parted ways with general manager (and former Packers executive) John Dorsey:

And Friday, McCarthy was in New York interviewing for the opening created when the Giants fired head coach Pat Shurmur:

The Carolina Panthers were quick to interview McCarthy after firing coach Ron Rivera on Dec. 3.

McCarthy compiled a 125-77-2 regular-season record in 13 years with the Packers, and a 10-8 postseason record highlighted by a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. He was fired Dec. 2, 2018 after an upset home loss to the Arizona Cardinals.