"I love his story, I love him, he's great.' Give you an idea of a class act, that's it right there, in both cases".
"We've had communication with Jason every step of the way, and we wanted to be very respectful", said team vice president Stephen Jones.
Jerry Jones sees McCarthy as a victor and is ready for a new era for the Cowboys.
"Of the 30 years I've been with the Cowboys, I've written a check to the Garretts - all but two years", Jones said at Wednesday's press conference.
Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers looks on in the second half against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 23, 2018 in Landover, Maryland.
That was despite being blessed with a roster that many believed should be competing to win the Super Bowl.
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He said the reason for hiring McCarthy was simple. Garrett's tenure included four 8-8 seasons and even more failed expectations given the talent level that the team had amassed. Prior to the wheels falling off at the end, he was one of the top coaches. Here's what he had to say in his introductory press conference when asked about working with Prescott. I was impressed. Dez and Sam Shields, you're talking about two great athletes going after the football. Elliott signed a six-year, $90-million extension days before the 2019 season started.
Dak Prescott is on the verge of becoming one of the richest quarterbacks in the National Football League this offseason and with that investment, the Cowboys front office is going to surround him with as much support as possible to get the most out of their investment. "We clearly understand what we have here and how we could build off of that".
Still, team owner Jerry Jones said he sought to handle Garrett's departure with as much care and concern as possible.
McCarthy has spent his year without a coaching job studying the top offenses this season. "I sent him a text, and he sent me a text back".
"I am anxious and excited to get to work on winning the next Super Bowl for the Dallas Cowboys", McCarthy stated at The Star in Frisco.