Jerry Jones was concerned about McCarthy’s return in a statement.

Jerry Jones was concerned about McCarthy’s return in a statement.

Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Dallas Cowboys will return for the 2024 season, owner Jerry Jones announced Wednesday night.

After the Cowboys’ upset playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon, McCarthy’s future became uncertain; however, he will return to Dallas for a fifth and final season under his current contract.

After Wednesday’s interviews with the Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans, the focus of the offseason has shifted to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

Later this week, Quinn will participate in separate interviews with the Seattle Seahawks, Washington Commanders, and Los Angeles Chargers, all seeking head coaches.

It was announced on Wednesday that Mike McCarthy will return to the role of head coach for the Dallas Cowboys for a fifth season.

McCarthy met with the owner as well as chief executive officer Jerry Jones on Wednesday after the coach completed player exit interviews.

Jones stated in a team-published statement, “I believe this team is very close and capable of achieving our ultimate goals, and the most effective way for us to progress is with Mike McCarthy as our head coach.”

At AT&T Stadium, the Cowboys suffered a wild-card loss to the Green Bay Packers, an outcome that “floored” Jones. Jones praised McCarthy but responded, “We’ll wait and see how each game goes,” when questioned about the coach’s future following the regular-season final against the Washington Commanders.

All of this contributed to the conjecture that McCarthy might be replaced by Jones. “There was great benefit in maintaining the team’s growth under Mike’s guidance as our head coach.”

Jones stated in a statement released on Wednesday that everyone here, not just Coach McCarthy, is responsible for our loss on Sunday.

“Our athletes. Our coaching staff. Our reception area. I, myself. I am responsible for our outcomes. Specifically, I am responsible for our outcomes.

We view and assess Coach McCarthy through a holistic lens. Although we are all disheartened by the outcome on Sunday and our overall playoff standing, I wholeheartedly endorse him in his capacity as our in-house coach and in our endeavor to accomplish our objectives.

McCarthy has compiled a regular-season record of 42-25 while leading the NFC East in 2021 and 2023.

In the era of the Super Bowl, the Cowboys were the first team to win twelve games in three consecutive seasons without advancing to at least the conference championship game during that stretch.

McCarthy has guided the Dallas Cowboys to a 1-3 record in the postseason, including wild-card round home losses to both the San Francisco 49ers and Packers in two of the previous three seasons.

Tom Brady’s only victory of the postseason occurred in the wild-card round of 2022 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; it was that game that marked the conclusion of his career.

McCarthy returned to Green Bay in 2020 after a one-year absence, aiming to achieve what the previous coach, Jason Garrett, could not: win a Super Bowl.

The Cowboys continue to hold out hope that this can occur, as it would supply McCarthy with two championships. In 2010, he captained the Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“There are many layers of success that have occurred this season as a consequence of Mike’s approach to managing the team, both with each player and with the group collectively,” Jones asserted in his statement.

“Mike has led the Cowboys to a record-setting regular season winning percentage, which is unprecedented among head coaches.

Our commitment is to work closely with him to accomplish our postseason objectives. Without a doubt, Mike has exhibited outstanding postseason performance throughout his career, and we are extremely optimistic that this trend will continue.”