23-17, the Dallas Cowboys lost to the San Francisco 49ers home in Sunday’s NFC Wild Card playoff match. This was the 11th consecutive playoff appearance by the Cowboys without making it to the conference title game. This is the longest streak of playoff appearances in NFL history, since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger. They lost their first playoff match in seven of those seven seasons.
Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner, expressed his deep disappointment at the outcome of the game. He was also asked about the possibility of a head coach change. He answered only a few more questions.
#Cowboys owner Jerry Jones described himself as extraordinarily disappointed, said he couldn’t remember being more disappointed by a loss. When I asked about potential of a coaching change, he said, “I don’t even want to discuss anything like that at this particular time.”
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 17, 2022
The response of ESPN reporter Ed Werder was captured by ESPN.
Jones replied, “I don’t even want to talk about anything like that at the moment.”
Head coach Mike McCarthy’s future is certain to be a hot topic heading into the offseason. They were unprepared for much of the game and fell behind 23-7 to the visitors.
The Cowboys couldn’t get out of their own way. In the loss, they committed 14 penalties. This is tied for the most penalties in Dallas Cowboys playoffs history. The penalties were often at the most inconvenient times, negating many big offensive plays and giving the 49ers the first down.
After the heartbreaking loss, supporters were seen throwing trash onto field and appearing to be aiming for officials. Some of the trash ended up hitting Demarcus Lawrence.
Jerry Jones and Jerry Cowboys were expecting a different season. They were the best offensive team in football. Their defense was the league’s leader in creating turnovers. The league was still in the same spot.