Dallas Cowboys Gave Mike McCarthy Odd Contract
The Dallas Cowboys gave Mike McCarthy an odd contract.
On Monday morning, news broke that Jerry Jones had found his man. Less than 24 hours after officially giving Jason Garrett the boot, McCarthy was brought in to serve as his replacement.
The decision to hire McCarthy has been met with a universal shrug. Most people are not overly excited about it, but nobody is condemning it either. Ultimately it was probably the most low-risk move available.
What is interesting, though, is the sort of contract McCarthy opted to accept from Jones.
Mike McCarthy’s contract with the Dallas Cowboys will be for five years, according to a source. Jason Garrett’s last deal was for five years, $30 million. McCarthy was making more than that per year on his final contract with the Green Bay Packers. https://t.co/4bLvXU82nU
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) January 6, 2020
According to ESPN, McCarthy’s deal is for five years. While the dollar amount is not yet clear, it is worth remembering that Garrett commanded $6 million per season.
In Green Bay, McCarthy was making more than that.
So will a Super Bowl-winning head coach really accept a similar deal to the one Garrett was getting? It would be a legitimate step down he did.
Final word on precisely how much McCarthy is getting from Jones should come down in the next few days.