January 7, 2020
One Big Thing:
Dallas Cowboys Hire Mike McCarthy Next Head Coach
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to be their next head coach.
He is franchise’s eighth full-time head coach in one of the quickest head-coaching searches one will ever see in the NFL.
McCarthy’s hiring comes less than a day after the Cowboys officially parted ways with Jason Garrett after nine seasons as the team’s head coach. McCarthy, 56, had interviews with the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants in the last few weeks before heading to Frisco, Texas, over the weekend.
McCarthy was 125-77-2 in 13 years from 2006 to 2018 with the Packers and won a Super Bowl.
“We are extremely grateful to Jason Garrett for his more than 20 years of service to the Dallas Cowboys as a player, assistant coach and head coach,” team owner Jerry Jones said in a statement.
“His level of commitment, character and dedication to this organization has been outstanding at every stage of his career. In his nine full years as a head coach, he guided our team to three division championships while also having them in position to play for the NFC East title in the last game of the year in four other seasons. His tenure of leadership will be characterized by his ability to produce teams that always played with great effort, emotion and passion, and he represented our organization with great pride, loyalty and respect.”
On This Day:
1927 Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game in Hinckley, Illinois
1955 20 year-old future world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson scores a 5th-round TKO of Willie Troy in a non-title super middleweight bout at New York’s Madison Square Garden
1961 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
1963 The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired
1979 AFC Championship, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers, 34-5
1979 NFC Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams, 28-0
1985 Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame
1985 Happy Birthday Lewis Hamilton, English auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2008, 14-15, 17-19), born in Stevenage, England
1990 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
1992 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame
1995 Larry Brown posts his 500th career NBA coaching victory, following the Indiana Pacers’ 88-83 road win at the Houston Rockets
1999 NBA Board of Governors unanimously ratifies a new 6-year collective bargaining agreement between the league and the National Basketball Players Association
2006 Punky pop singer Pink (26) weds motocross daredevil and The Surreal Life actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
2007 Phil Jackson wins his 900th game as a head coach, becoming the fastest coach to reach 900 career wins
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