The Mike McCarthy era is off to a great start in Dallas.
Great if you’re not a Cowboys fan, that is. Otherwise, kinda bad!
The Cowboys’ defense is allowing the most points in the NFL. The offensive outlook is troubled with Dak Prescott out for the year. The Cowboys are 2-4 after getting blown out on Monday Night Football.
And now players are anonymously ripping the new head coach’s staff.
#Cowboys players initially bought into keeping things internal. Now as they sit 2-4 the discontent is leaking out. On the coaching staff “totally unprepared. They don’t teach. They don’t have any sense of adjusting on the fly.” Another “they just aren’t good at their jobs”— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) October 20, 2020
That’s really too bad. I mean, who could’ve seen this coming? It’s not like this happened at McCarthy’s last sto— oh, wait.
If I’m the Philadelphia Eagles, I’m quite okay with the Cowboys hiring McCarthy over other options.
On the surface, McCarthy boasts a relatively successful track record. He’s 125-77-2 as a head coach with nine playoffs appearances in 13 seasons. McCarthy led the Packers to a Super Bowl win during the 2010 season.
But many would argue McCarthy squandered the Packers’ chances to win even more titles. Aaron Rodgers was the best player in the league for much of McCarthy’s tenure. The Packers really should’ve won more than just one Super Bowl. They underachieved.
Maybe a year off from coaching really did McCarthy good. Maybe the Cowboys are making a smart hire here.
I have my doubts. This feels like a typical “flash over substance” move that Jerry Jones loves to make. I don’t think McCarthy will instantly flame out but I don’t really see how he’s the one to finally get Dallas over the hump.
Looks like I may have been too generous towards McCarthy’s outlook at the end there. At this rate, he’s very much on a track to flame out.
Of course, there’s plenty of season left and the Cowboys are still first in the NFC East. But that might not last for long with the Eagles coming for that lead.
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