Report: Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy will coach 2024 with no extension

Dallas Cowboys Mike McCarthy against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter of their wild card playoff game Sunday, January 14, 2024 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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The Dallas Cowboys’ wild-card round home loss to the Green Bay Packers didn’t cost Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy his job — but it didn’t land him a contract extension, either.

McCarthy, 60, is not likely to receive an extension prior to the 2024 season, according to ESPN.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took the same route with McCarthy’s predecessor, Jason Garrett, who twice worked into the final year of his contract without an extension in place.

The first time, Dallas went 12-4 in 2014 and Jones extended Garrett’s deal. The second time, Garrett could not deliver a playoff season, going 8-8, and was replaced in January 2020 by McCarthy.

The Cowboys, under McCarthy, have gone 12-5 in every season since but are only 1-3 in playoff games.

Following the loss to Green Bay, McCarthy expressed optimism.

“I came here to win a championship,” he said. “I didn’t come here to get another contract or anything other than that.”

McCarthy led the Packers to a Super Bowl title in 2011; Dallas has not made the Super Bowl since 1995.

Jones made McCarthy’s continuing tenure official a few days after the loss to the Packers, saying in part: “There is great benefit to continuing the team’s progress under Mike’s leadership as our head coach. … Mike’s career has demonstrated postseason success at a high level, and we have great confidence that can continue.”

– Field Level Media

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