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AP sources: Cowboys interviewing Mike McCarthy to be coach

The former Green Bay Packers Coach was set to visit with Dallas on Saturday, sources say.
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy watches the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Cleveland Browns didn't even talk to Mike McCarthy on their last coaching search. He was at the top of their list this time around. The former Green Bay coach is meeting Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, with Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam as Cleveland begins its latest quest to find the right coach after so many failed attempts. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

FRISCO, Texas — Two people with direct knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Dallas Cowboys are interviewing Mike McCarthy to be their head coach. 

It's the surest sign so far that the franchise is moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy was set to visit with Dallas on Saturday. 

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One of the people said the Cowboys haven't felt the urgency to address Garrett's status because his contract expires Jan. 14. 

Dallas missed the playoffs for the sixth time in Garrett's nine full seasons. 

The Cowboys finished 8-8 in a season that started with high expectations.

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