After the Dallas Cowboys’ first round playoff loss, Mike McCarthy, Cowboys head coach, was subject to a lot of criticism. Clock management was a key factor in the Cowboys’ downfall, as was the case throughout the season.
speculation about a potential return for Sean Payton to the Cowboys erupted after his departure from the New Orleans Saints. Even though McCarthy was and is still Dallas’ head coach.
McCarthy was asked questions by Rich Eisen Tuesday. Here’s what Cowboys HC has to say about the situation:
Mike McCarthy has discussed with Jerry Jones the storylines of Dan Quinn/Sean Payton potentially being future head coaches of the Cowboys: “The gist of the conversation was that you and I are in this back to back.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) February 15, 2022
“I think clearly, when you look at those type of comments, I think you have to understand the platform … I have an excellent relationship with Jerry Jones. We talk on a regular basis about anything and everything: big picture, tight focus on what we’re doing … program wise and … development of our players.”
“The gist of the conversation was that you and I are in this back to back,” McCarthy explained.
Mike McCarthy led the Cowboys to a record of 12-5, which was good for first place in the NFC East. With Dan Quinn taking control of the defensive side, Dallas saw a significant jump under McCarthy.
However, speculation will only increase if the Cowboys can’t avoid these playoff disappointments.