Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys have already interviewed former Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and plan to meet with former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy in hopes of filling their expected coaching vacancy.
Dallas has not officially announced the firing of current coach Jason Garrett, despite media reports stating that Garrett will not return to the team next season. His Cowboys contract expires Jan. 14.
Garrett, 53, coached the Cowboys to an 8-8 record in 2019. The Cowboys have an 85-76 record in Garrett's 10 seasons as coach. The Cowboys are 2-3 in the playoffs under Garrett, never advancing to an NFC Championship game.
The 2019 Cowboys began the season with three consecutive wins, before going on a three-game losing streak. They went 2-4 after a Week 11 win at Detroit, losing control of the NFC East and missing the playoffs.
Lewis coached the Bengals to a 131-122-3 record in 16 seasons as coach, before being fired after the 2018 season. He never won a playoff game in Cincinnati, despite making seven postseason appearances.
McCarthy, 56, was 125-77-2 in 13 seasons as Packers coach. He posted a 10-8 record in the postseason, including a Super Bowl title in 2011. The Packers fired McCarthy in the middle of the 2018 season.