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Report: Dallas Cowboys set to hire with Mike McCarthy

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Another coach is off the market

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The New York Giants can cross another potential head coach off their list.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports is reporting that the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.

The coaching change in Dallas proved to be a curious saga this week as Jason Garrett’s job appeared in limbo following the season finale in Week 17.

While Garrett lobbied to keep his job the Cowboys met with former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis as well as McCarthy. Dallas finally decided to officially part ways with Garrett Sunday night, after their meeting with McCarthy reportedly went “very well.” It seems the two sides were impressed with each other and things have, apparently, moved rapidly since then.

The Giants interviewed McCarthy for their own head coaching position last week, but we haven’t heard any reports regarding interest from either side.

The Giants’ NFC East rivals have moved very quickly with their coaching vacancies. Washington Redskins interviewed and hired former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera before the Giants formally fired Pat Shurmur and could express their own interest in Rivera’s services.

But while Dallas and Washington have moved quickly, the Giants — who will be on their third head coach in four years — are conducting a wide-ranging series of interviews. The Giants’ goal isn’t to make a quick splash, but rather to find the right coach who will be able to build their program, lead their locker room, and develop their bevy of young players into a core of veteran talent around which they can build. They have to hope that the right coach is still among the available candidates.