Mike McCarthy, Marvin Lewis brought in by Cowboys for interviews

Mike McCarthy

The Dallas Cowboys are bringing in former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy for an interview, sources tell NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Sources: Former #Packers coach Mike McCarthy is headed to Dallas to speak with the #Cowboys,” Rapoport tweeted on Saturday. “The team has not announced anything on coach Jason Garrett, though they are expected to move on from him and are laying the groundwork for a search.”

According to ESPN’s Todd Archer via Adam Schefter, the Cowboys are also bringing in former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis.

Cowboys are also meeting with former Bengals’ HC Marvin Lewis today, per @toddarcher,” Schefter tweeted. “So Mike McCarthy and Marvin Lewis both today.”

The Cowboys are looking for a head coach that can help the team to its first conference title game appearance since 1995. Among NFC teams, only Washington and the Detroit Lions have had longer conference title game appearance droughts with both teams playing against each other in the 1991 NFC Championship Game.

Current Dallas coach Jason Garrett’s contract expires on Jan. 14. The expectation is that he will not be retained. As such, it appears the Cowboys are doing their diligence and finding a replacement for Garrett, who finished his ninth full season with an 8-8 record and no playoff qualification.