Despite a disappointing playoff loss, the Dallas Cowboys will retain head coach Mike McCarthy for the 2024 season.
Thursday, January 18, 2024, 6:10 AM EST.
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2024, 7:40 AM EST.
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By Ben Morse, CNN.

(CNN) — Despite reports of a coaching change following the Dallas Cowboys’ devastating playoff loss on Sunday, head coach Mike McCarthy will remain with the team for the 2024 NFL season.

McCarthy’s future with the franchise was called into question after the Cowboys lost 48-32 at home to a young and inexperienced Green Bay Packers team.

However, Dallas owner Jerry Jones announced on Wednesday that McCarthy would return to the team for the following season.

“I believe this team is very close and capable of achieving our ultimate goals and the best step forward for us will be with Mike McCarthy as our head coach,” Jones went on to say. “There is significant advantage in maintaining the team’s success under Mike’s direction as our head coach.

“Specifically, Mike’s approach to team leadership has resulted in many layers of success this season, both with individual players and with our team as a whole. Mike has the highest regular-season winning percentage of any head coach in Cowboys history, and we will work with him to translate that into postseason success.

“Certainly, Mike’s career has demonstrated postseason success at a high level, and we have great confidence that can continue.”

McCarthy’s fifth season with the Cowboys marks the end of his current deal with ‘America’s Team.’

In four seasons as Cowboys head coach, he has a 42-25 record, including three consecutive 12-win seasons.

However, during his tenure in Texas, Dallas has struggled in the playoffs, losing three times and winning only once.

McCarthy’s failure in the playoffs adds to the storied organization’s postseason struggles, as the 60-year-old became the sixth consecutive Dallas head coach since Barry Switzer in 1995 to fail to guide the Cowboys past the divisional stage.

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