4 Head Coaches the Cowboys Can Target if Mike McCarthy is Fired

After an embarrassing playoff elimination, Mike McCarthy's future in Dallas is up in the air. If he's fired, the Cowboys must consider these four head coach candidates.

Bill Belichick is one of four head coaches the Dallas Cowboys should hire if Mike McCarthy is fired.
Bill Belichick is one of four head coaches the Dallas Cowboys should hire if Mike McCarthy is fired. / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Mike Vrabel

Mike Vrabel is another candidate who Jones & Co. must consider this offseason if McCarthy is given the boot.

The Tennessee Titans shocked the NFL world when they fired the 48-year-old last week following six seasons with the franchise. Although the Titans weren't good enough to win a Super Bowl during his time with the team, Vrabel still led the franchise to a 54-45 regular season record while going 2-3 in the playoffs.

But even if the Titans haven't been a shining example of success, it isn't like Vrabel was given the best rosters in recent years. Derrick Henry can only win so many games on his own, especially with the offense in the shape that it was in when he left. Vrabel wouldn't face that issue in Dallas with a talented offensive group and elite O-line.

And even if the Akron, OH native doesn't have the most head coaching experience, it isn't like he hasn't done his fair share of winning over the years. He won three Super Bowls as a linebacker with the Patriots and was even named the 2021 NFL Coach of the Year, proving that winning is in his DNA.

Considering how popular Vrabel became with the players in Tennessee, he could be the perfect mix of an on- and off-field leader that the Cowboys desperately need to end the drought.