4. Mike McCarthy (2020-present)
Mike McCarthy's overall regular season record as an NFL head coach is 155-97-2 over 16 seasons. Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, Andy Reid and Bill Belichick are the only other head coaches, besides him, to lead one franchise to eight straight playoff appearances.
Posting back-to-back 12-win seasons shows you are heading in the right direction. The Cowboys haven't accomplished this since the 1993-95 seasons. Reading or hearing people talk about Mike McCarthy being on the hot seat is absurd.
What makes me rank Mike McCarthy so high? Let's welcome former Packer Greg Jennings. Don't forget to check the date.
3. Bill Parcells (2003-2007)
In 2003, Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones hired Parcells as head coach after three consecutive 5-11 seasons and convinced him to come out of retirement.
They famously referred Bill Parcells to as "the Big Tuna." He accomplished a remarkable feat in the NFL, leading four franchises to the playoffs and taking three of them to a conference championship game.
When Parcells arrived in 2003, he required players to earn the privilege of having the Cowboy star on their helmet. He told all rookies that they needed to "earn the star" regardless of their draft position.
Bill Parcells took on the challenge of coaching a Dallas Cowboys team with no culture. During Parcells' four-year tenure with the Cowboys, the team made it to the playoffs twice; however, they were unable to secure a win during those playoff appearances.
Parcells would finish his Dallas stint with a 34–30 record and no playoff wins. His greatest accomplishment as Cowboys head coach was the development of quarterback Tony Romo. He signed the quarterback in 2003 and helped him develop into a Pro Bowl quarterback by 2006.
He retired as head coach of the Cowboys on Jan. 22, 2007, ending his NFL coaching career. There are still doubts about why Parcells left the game.
Rumors had it that Parcells asked for more money, but Jerry Jones didn't think it was worth his performance for the upcoming season.
Regardless of what the case was. Despite the lack of playoff achievements, Parcells established a solid foundation for the future success of the Cowboys.