Jerry Jones Addresses Mike McCarthy’s Future After Latest Playoff Blunder

Tyler Maher
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones addressed Mike McCarthy's future as head coach.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones addressed Mike McCarthy's future as head coach. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The last two Dallas Cowboys seasons under head coach Mike McCarthy have followed a similar script. Both years saw the Cowboys win 12 regular-season games, only to make an early playoff exit after a poorly coached postseason game by McCarthy.

With many Dallas fans calling for McCarthy's dismissal after his latest playoff calamity, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones addressed McCarthy's future with the team after their 19-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Mike McCarthy Cowboys Future

When asked about McCarthy's job status after the game, Jones surprisingly endorsed his head coach, denying that McCarthy is on the hot seat.

Cowboys fans -- many of whom were recorded smashing TVs in the aftermath of Sunday's loss -- won't appreciate that response. While McCarthy did win a Super Bowl earlier in his career with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, his recent track record shows he may not be deserving of such a long leash.

The Packers never made it back to the Super Bowl with McCarthy, largely squandering Rodgers' prime with questionable roster-building and poor in-game strategy. The same tactical blunders have plagued McCarthy during his time in Dallas as well, most notably the disastrous final play calls at the end of his two playoff losses there.

While McCarthy's regular-season success is undeniable, his repeated failures in the postseason suggest he's not really a championship-caliber head coach. If the Cowboys are serious about winning a title soon, they may need to move on from McCarthy to do so.

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