New Cowboys Coach Mike McCarthy Makes Ruthless Move
New Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy made a ruthless move this week.
Generally speaking, whenever a new head coach arrives on the scene he makes certain hires and certain firings. That in itself is not particularly surprising.
What was surprising about a recent McCarthy decision though was precisely who he chose to let go.
According to Todd Archer of ESPN, Dallas’ strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik will not be returning for a 17th season.
“After spending the last nine years as Cowboys director of strength and conditioning in his second tour with the franchise, Mike Woicik will not return on Mike McCarthy’s staff,” he reported.
“Woicik has six Super Bowl rings, three with the Cowboys and three with the New England Patriots.”
Woicik served two separate stints for the Cowboys. On his first go-round he was hired in 1990 and won three championships with the organization.
After six years, he went to the New Orleans Saints from 1997 to 1999 before heading to the New England Patriots in 2000.
Woicik served under Bill Belichick until 2010, where he won another three titles, before coming back to Dallas.
Given the level of respect that Woicik commands around the league, the 63-year-old likely will not have any trouble finding another opportunity with a different organization should he want one.