3 former players Mike McCarthy could sign to save his job with Cowboys

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Mike McCarthy is under pressure. With only one season remaining on his contract, McCarthy will coach for his Dallas Cowboys future in 2024. Jerry Jones raised the bar with his recent comments about the Cowboys going "all-in" this offseason. It's now or never for McCarthy to lead the Cowboys back into championship contention.

Despite putting together three straight 12-win seasons with two NFC East titles, McCarthy has yet to guide his team beyond the divisional round. Dallas has fallen at the first postseason hurdle twice, and both defeats were at AT&T Stadium.

The good news is that McCarthy has done it before. He earned a respectable 10-8 playoff record with the Green Bay Packers and won it all in the 2010 season.

But the pressure is on to deliver with the Cowboys. McCarthy is on the hot seat after watching his former team embarrass Dallas in last month's divisional-round defeat. Perhaps he could turn to a few familiar faces to help save his job in an "all-in" season.

McCarthy should consider bringing these three players, all of whom he previously coached, to Dallas.

3. Micah Hyde

Micah Hyde is nearing the end of an incredible career, but the two-time All-Pro was once a fifth-round pick by McCarthy's Packers. The Cowboys wouldn't necessarily need Hyde to take on a full-time role, but he is a game-changer who can play across the secondary.

Hyde became an All-Pro at safety but can line up in the slot or even outside corner. He is set to hit free agency this spring after a phenomenal seven-year run with the Buffalo Bills. Hyde started 95 games in Buffalo, making 42 pass defenses, 16 interceptions, and a pick-six.

Hyde has yet to decide on his future, but signing him would be a low-risk, affordable move for the Cowboys. Even as a backup, Hyde can step in at various positions and contribute at a high level.