Mike McCarthy criticizes offensive player following loss vs Chiefs

Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys’ head coach, has some harsh words for one of his most important offensive linemen in Sunday’s loss against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Cowboys offense did not perform well against a defense that was at best questionable. McCarthy was impressed with the performance of left guard Connor MacGovern.

McCarthy stated that McGovern played “OK” in his first appearance for Connor Williams.

He continued, “He had some difficult spots.” “Obviously, it was not a great game for all of us at the beginning. We all can do better. “…I see him this week as the left guard.”

Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs’ defensive lineman, had a great day, mainly at McGovern’s expense. He was matched up against Cowboys’ left tackle to get two of his 3.5 sacks. Jones was the star of Sunday’s game against Dallas. Jones finished the game with five tackles (four solo), two tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. He also had three hits on the quarterback.

McCarthy stated that McGovern’s performance against the Chiefs was not impressive, but that he would still be the Cowboys’ starting left guard against the Raiders on Thursday.

On Monday, Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy gave an encouraging update about the knee injury to Ezekiel Elliott. Even though the issue has been bothering Elliott over the past month, he will continue playing through it.

McCarthy stated, “The conversation I had with the trainers, there is no reason to believe he won’t go.”

The fourth-ranked pick from Ohio State in 2016, Elliott, has been a slow decline over the last few seasons. The running back had an average of more than 95 yards per games in his three previous seasons. In 2020, he recorded 65.3 yards per game which was a new career low. Although the total has slightly increased this year, it is still only 69.5.

Dallas’ trust in Tony Pollard (31.4%) can explain at least part of the drop in production. Elliott still leads the pack with 52.6%.

With seven rushing touchdowns this season, the Pro Bowl running back still finds the end zone frequently. This number is tied for sixth place in the league, and it’s already higher than the six he scored in 2020. He is only eight touchdowns from his career record of 15.

At 4:30 p.m., the Cowboys will take on the Las Vegas Raiders. ET at AT&T Stadium on Thanksgiving Day. After their loss to Kansas City in Week 11, they will be hoping to bounce back.

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