5 head coaching candidates who could replace Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy

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. . Brian Flores. 1. player. 59.

Finally, it’s the prized coaching candidate for every team. It was surprising when the Miami Dolphins decided to part ways with their head coach, Brian Flores. Other franchises aren’t complaining, though.

The Dolphins have been devoid of talent and had countless bad coaches over the years. No Dolphin in his position accumulated more wins in a three-season span since Tony Sparano from 2008 to 2010. Also, Miami’s +66 point differential in 2020 was their best since 2002.

Everyone around the NFL was aware that Miami was rebuilding – slowly developing their roster into contenders. Despite that, “collaboration” and “communication” issues in the organization forced Flores out the door.

Bill Belichick is arguably the best coach in NFL history due to the New England Patriots’ consistency and championship pedigree. A longtime staff member of the championship teams was, of course, Brian Flores. Flores began as a scouting assistant in 2004. Then, he worked his way up to the safeties and linebackers coach in 2012 and 2016, respectively. He was a coach for their last three Super Bowl wins, which was enough to win over the job in Miami from linebackers coach to head coach.


The Dolphins’ defense has been one of the better ones at forcing turnovers the past two seasons. The ability to force turnovers critically increases a team’s chances of winning. Unfortunately, the offense in Miami couldn’t capitalize, but the one in Dallas would.

With limited offensive weapons, Flores couldn’t get points on the board. Young additions have the future looking bright, but they were too young to make much of an impact during his tenure. The weaponry on America’s Team is among the best in the league.

Having Flores in Dallas seems too good to be true. While Jones hasn’t let go of Mike McCarthy yet, he reportedly “has a lot to think about regarding the Cowboys coaches, including Mike McCarthy,” according to 103.5 The Fan and Clearance Hill.

Whether McCarthy is sent packing or not won’t stop Cowboys fans from dreaming. Two years into the job is early to get booted, but he has made questionable and costly decisions.