If it were up to Jerry Jones, and it is today, Mike McCarthy would be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for a very, very long time.
At his end-of-the-season press conference on Thursday at The Star, McCarthy was answering a question about his relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones when he dropped an interesting nugget from a conversation the two had this week.
"As far as my relationship with Jerry, just use his words, 'we're in an excellent spot.' The partnership that we have, he's excited about. He told me a number of times this week that he wants me to coach here as long as coach (Tom) Landry did. I said, 'okay, that's a long time.'"
Landry was the franchise's head coach for 27 seasons and led the organization to their first two Super Bowl titles in 1972 and 1978. Jones fired Landry the day he bought the Cowboys in 1989 and hired Jimmy Johnson to take his place.
If McCarthy is going to be around here for that long, he has 24 more seasons to build up a resume good enough to have a statue of himself built right outside of AT&T Stadium.