By Shereen Siewert

Former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is the new head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, according to reports from Fox Sports and ESPN.

As the Cowboys’ ninth head coach, McCarthy will replace Jason Garrett, who exited Dallas with a 85-67 record.

During his tenure with the Packers, McCarthy racked up a 125-77-2 record and made the playoffs in 9 of 13 seasons. He was fired after 12 games in 2018. McCarthy had a 7-3 record against Dallas while with Green Bay and twice ended the Cowboys’ season in  the divisional round of the 2014 and 2016 playoffs.

Before interviewing with the Cowboys over the weekend, he spoke with the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants.

McCarthy was one of just two candidates interviewed by the Cowboys. Marvin Lewis was the other candidate considered.

According to the ESPN report, the Cowboys believe McCarthy will be key in developing Dak Prescott, who is entering his fifth season.

In 2010, McCarthy led Green Bay to a Super Bowl XLV win against the Pittsburgh Steelers at AT&T Stadium, his new home for the Cowboys.