Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner, has been open about his frustrations with his team and his coaching staff. Last weekend, the Cowboys were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers in round one of the playoffs.
There has been much speculation following the loss about what Jones might do to the Cowboys’ coaching staff. This includes Mike McCarthy, the Cowboys’ head coach.
Jones didn’t hide his disappointment at his team’s pre-postseason exit. His most recent comments don’t paint a good picture for McCarthy or the Cowboys staff.
“Let’s be clear. One of my pet peeves is that I don’t like this. ‘Well, we’ve got got to work with this in the offseason. We got to do this,” Jones stated via Jon Machota, The Athletic. “I don’t go for that. These things must be addressed and acknowledged after we played Tampa (in Week 1) After the first or sixth game. I don’t want us to wait for the end of the season to deal with these things.
All of that is part of my job and in the mix. This is how I do it. As you know, I must make the final decision.
McCarthy joined the Cowboys before last season. After losing quarterback Dak Prescott, McCarthy managed a record of 6-10 in his first season as a coach in Dallas. The Cowboys came third in the NFC East. However, things changed this season. Dallas was 12-5 in the regular season, and cruising to the NFC East title easily. The Cowboys were NFC’s third seed for the playoffs.
The Cowboys were unable to make it through the playoffs despite their regular season success. On Wild Card weekend, the San Francisco 49ers won close in Dallas.
Jones will do whatever is necessary to make a change in the Cowboys’ staff. He made his frustration and that he was angry clear.
“If I thought that changing out men at any stage would improve us, then I would,” Jones stated via USA Today’s Jori Epstein. “Bottom line: Yes, I am very frustrated and upset that some of our most talented players have been lost over the past couple years.”