The Dallas Cowboys are not on the same page.
After a 38-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football, NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported that many players on the roster are slamming the coaching staff. “Totally unprepared,” an anonymous player on the Cowboys told Slater. “They don’t teach. They don’t have any sense of adjusting on the fly.”
Slater also reported that players are slamming the coaching staff, stating “the coaches are not good at their jobs.”
According to Jon Machota, running back Ezekiel Elliott believes that the players need to stop talking to the media, and maybe do some reflection.
“Ezekiel Elliott on report of Cowboys players criticizing the team’s coaching staff: “We need to keep that kind of stuff in house. Everyone looks in the mirror, see what’s going on, fix that and we’ll be better.”
Zeke is not the only player preaching this message.
For linebacker Jaylon Smith, he is not a fan of anonymity. He feels that if players are going to leak these comments to the media, then own up to it according to Jon Machota of The Athletic.
Ezekiel Elliott on report of Cowboys players criticizing the team’s coaching staff: “We need to keep that kind of stuff in house. Everyone look in the mirror, see what’s going on, fix that and we’ll be better.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 21, 2020
“Jaylon Smith on players reportedly criticizing coaches: “(Mike McCarthy) is a player’s coach. If you got something to say, own up to it. Coach wants us to be grown men. It’s a blessing to have him as a coach. We have to perform…If you have something to say, put your name on it.”
At 2-5, the Cowboys, so things could be turned around. However, injuries to the offensive line and Dak Prescott have made the Cowboys future very unclear.