With the Dallas Cowboys having officially hired former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to the same position, we can mercifully say that the Jason Garrett era is over.
To add insult to injury in the wake of Garrett's dismissal, team insiders have revealed that the Cowboys liked McCarthy because they felt as though he had out-coached Garrett and his predecessors during his tenure in Green Bay. The Cowboys brass reportedly felt McCarthy had beaten them with inferior talent.
While McCarthy's record against Dallas was impressive, some of that credit should go to having the league's most unstoppable QB at his disposal in Green Bay in Aaron Rodgers. Although Dak Prescott is not Rodgers, McCarthy's success against the Cowboys seems to have played a role in Dallas ushering him in instead of settling for another season of Garrett.
Perhaps the Cowboys are hopeful McCarthy can take Prescott to the next level after the 2019 season in which the 26-year-old threw 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, alongside a career-high 4,902 passing yards.
With a new regime taking over in Dallas, stay tuned to find out whether Dem Boys can bounce back in the 2020's under McCarthy's leadership. Given the shaky end to his tenure in Green Bay, it remains to be seen whether or not McCarthy still has what it takes to win in the NFL.