Legendary coach Bill Belichick shocked many NFL fans and analysts after he did not land a new head coaching job for the 2024-2025 season. He met with teams like the Washington Commanders and the Atlanta Falcons but did not land a job with either organization. Rumors were starting to spread about the Dallas Cowboys possibly landing Belichick this offseason but ultimately decided to go with Mike McCarthy for at least one more season. However, a new report has come out regarding the potential mutual interest between the two sides, and the big-time head coach could be on Dallas’ radar once again.
Dallas Cowboys Interested In Bill Belichick
According to NFL analyst Jeremy Fowler, if McCarthy does not get a playoff win for the Cowboys next season, Belichick’s strong relationship with owner Jerry Jones could “loom large.” According to the report, the Cowboys would likely move on from McCarthy next season if they do not produce a playoff win, which would open the door once again for Belichick to coach in the NFL.
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According to Jones, there is “no doubt” that he and Belichick would be able to work together, calling him a “friend.”
I know him personally and I like him. There’s no doubt in my mind we could work together. None.
A rumor revealed that Belichick had an interest in coaching a specific team, which was not revealed, but specified that the organization had not yet fired their coach. While it may be speculative, Dallas did not move on from McCarthy after their horrific playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers, which could mean Belichick had an interest in coming to Dallas.
Mike McCarthy Remains On The Hot Seat
While McCarthy remains on the hot seat, Jones still had great praise for the team’s head coach, pointing out that he has had great in-season success, but now has to prove that he can win in the postseason. Here is what the owner had to say about his head coach at this year’s Senior Bowl:
I thought we made a pretty good move four years ago when we hired Mike McCarthy, and he’s had some great in-season success. Now he’s come up short three times and advanced us in the playoff. But I like the fact he’s hanging around the rim, and I like what the team has done to hang around the rim.
Will The Cowboys Make Another Move For Belichick?
While Jones had praise for his head coach, it seems that if the tide does not turn soon for the Cowboys, McCarthy could likely be out of the job in Dallas, paving the way for Belichick to become their next head coach. Belichick amounted to 333 career victories during his time with the New England Patriots, which ranks second all-time only behind Don Shula. Belichick has expressed that he is interested in going to Dallas if they will have him, so could we see him take over the Cowboys next season?
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