So much of that obviously had to do with the fact that Brown was part of Jason Garrett’s staff in Dallas and that Garrett was facing what looked like an inevitable divorce from the Cowboys. That move became official on Sunday and not even 15 hours later there is a new man in the seat at the front of the room - Mike McCarthy.
It remains to be seen who Mike McCarthy will employ all across his staff, there are certainly a number of options. One of the coaches that people want to see retained though is running backs coach Gary Brown, but that might not necessarily be the case.
Shortly before FOX reported that Dallas was set to hire McCarthy, NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported that McCarthy had reached out to a potential running backs coach candidate. That’s an important piece of information.
A source informed tells me Mike McCarthy has already reached out to a potential running backs coach candidate. While no decision has been announced about where he will coach next year he is inquiring about potential staff currently— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) January 6, 2020
Gary Brown has overseen Ezekiel Elliott during his career and been a favorite of fans and seemingly players. He tends to wear his emotions on his sleeve and as a result people generally pull for him.
Slater had also previously mentioned that it would be a shame if the Cowboys lost Gary Brown to the Giants, not knowing who their head coach is going to be it’s hard to know whether that would fully materialize. Of course, Jason Garrett is now available and has been connected to the G-Men for some time. Could that really happen?