After Thursday’s win over the New Orleans Saints, the Dallas Cowboys Head coach Mike McCarthy was available for media interviews.
McCarthy stated that it was difficult, and he didn’t lie. McCarthy spoke by phone via ESPN’s Todd Archer. “I’m proud to the guys and how it turned out, but this is not something I want to do again.”
McCarthy admitted that the 27-17 victory was not the most beautiful. It was far from perfect. His offense was again ineffective. However, an exceptional defensive performance saved him. The Saints were without their running back, wide receiver and both of their offensive tackles, so the score was closer than expected.
McCarthy doesn’t apologize for the Cowboys going to 8-4, their two-game losing streak now over.
He said, via Archer, “Adversity win or ugly win, however you want it to be defined, you must have these wins, especially when you get there later in the year.” This is a wonderful experience for us. This is the NFL of today. You have to be able win with change.”
McCarthy may have been absent from Caesars Superdome due to the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. However, he was not forgotten. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said that he had texted McCarthy right after the game and show his reply to the locker room.
Prescott told reporters that he was proud of his accomplishments and made sure to let the men know it,” Prescott said. “I told him that we miss him and we did it.”
Dallas didn’t get it done because of Prescott. It wasn’t the only reason. Kellen Moore’s poor play-calling resulted in the once-MVP-favorite completing 26 of 40 passes for 238 yards and one touchdown.
The score could have been different if it wasn’t for the defense that forced four interceptions including a pick-6 and the heroic coaching effort of Dan Quinn, McCarthy’s defensive boss, who filled in for McCarthy.
Prescott stated, via team website. “Credit to Dan Quinn and the coordinators for their leadership in making sure that this game was a success and through all the challenges.