A GLIMMER OF HOPE?

After one too many mediocre seasons, the Dallas Cowboys finally fired Jason Garrett

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Former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy (right) coaches quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Lambeau Field in 2012. Dallas Cowboys fans hope new head coach McCarthy can transform their team's losing streak.

Thousands of hopeful Dallas Cowboys fans sat relieved on Jan. 5 after longtime Cowboys owner Jerry Jones put Jason Garrett’s nine-year head coaching legacy, one full of hand clapping, heartbreak and Hail Marys, to rest. 

With former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy hired, a long-awaited winning season could be on the horizon for the Cowboys. At least it seems closer than it has in the past nine years. But there are still many mixed opinions about the new hire.

“I’m not too sure about the new [Dallas] coaching situation,” PHS junior Joey Hernandez said. “But I think he’ll help them to a winning season next year.”

Hernandez is a die-hard Dallas fan.

McCarthy has a good track record in the football world. But many of his winning seasons are credited to the greats who once appeared on his roster, Eddie Lacy, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, to name a few. 

Many are skeptical of his coaching abilities. But all things aside, McCarthy has the opportunity to be a stellar coach. He has the tools necessary to turn the Cowboys around. And looking on the bright said, he can’t be any worse of a coach than Garrett. *knocks on wood*

As a Dallas fan and a total sore loser, I am 100% tired of watching such a talented team lose. The way I see it, McCarthy possibly could be the one who turns this train wreck of a team around. He deserves a fair shot. 

“I think McCarthy will be a great fit because he’s so experienced,” PHS junior Jaden Marchant said. “He has been to the Super Bowl and won, coached one of the most elite quarterbacks and he has 12 years of experience under his belt.

“I think McCarthy will teach Dak Prescott some valuable skills and that will make the Cowboys a better team.”

No worries, Dallas fans. There’s a good chance we’ll stop sucking. Keep an open mind, stay positive and give the man a shot. You never know how it will play out. ”

— Tegan Lovelady, Prowl Reporter

Marchant would rather root for the Denver Broncos. But he admitted to being an avid Ezekiel Elliott fan.

According to Pro-football-history.com, McCarthy has a cumulative win/loss record of 243-171-2 which is much better than Garrett’s 87-70 cumulative record. 

McCarthy is clearly the more successful and better equipped coach. He could be the light at the end of this dark, long, disappointing tunnel of losses. 

Meanwhile, the NY Giants might be falling into the tunnel head first since Garrett was recently hired as their new offensive coordinator. Hopefully he doesn’t wreck their train too. 

No worries, Dallas fans. There’s a good chance we’ll stop sucking. Keep an open mind, stay positive and give the man a shot. You never know how it will play out. 

“America’s Team” will see past the second round of the playoffs again eventually. And if McCarthy ends up being a horrible coach, Dak and Zeke can coach themselves … right?