Mike McCarthy Believes Jerry Jones Wants Him To Coach The Cowboys For Multiple Decades

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Not only does Mike McCarthy’s job appear to be safe for this year, but according to the man himself, he could have job security with the Dallas Cowboys for decades to come.

Speaking to the media at a press conference on Thursday, the 59-year-old McCarthy claimed Jones told him numerous times that he wants him to coach the Cowboys for as long as the legendary Tom Landry. Landry, who won two Super Bowls with the team, was the coach of the Cowboys for 28 years from 1960 to 1988.

“As far as my relationship with Jerry, just using his words, we’re in an excellent spot. The partnership that we have, he’s excited about,” McCarthy said to reporters on Thursday.

“He told me a number of times this week that he wants me to coach here as long as coach Landry did. And I said, ‘OK, that’s a long time.’ I feel really good about our relationship. I think or ability to discuss and disagree we do a good job of that, and I think that’s important.”

Given that McCarthy is almost 60 years old, it’s highly unlikely that he coaches the Cowboys for another decade, let alone another quarter century.

Regardless of how unrealistic they may be, these comments from McCarthy will likely not be what fans want to hear as McCarthy has yet to truly prove he can lead the team to a Super Bowl.

During his three seasons as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, McCarthy has compiled a 30-20 record and has led Dallas to the playoffs twice.

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