Mike McCarthy, the Cowboys’ head coach, is well-known for having a few odd takes. His most bizarre take on the Cowboys offseason must be his most unusual.
To improve their team, the Cowboys used addition and subtraction in this offseason. Some moves were made by Dallas, such as the trade of Pro Bowl wide receiver Amari cooper to Cleveland Browns. Others, such as Randy Gregory, chose to sign with Denver Broncos over the Cowboys. Fans have been disappointed by some Cowboys offseason moves. On Saturday, coach McCarthy spoke out about the Cowboys’ offseason moves.
“We’re still in the first 15 (minutes of the offseason),’’ Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Saturday,” via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. “The first quarter is not even completed yet. If people are frustrated, well, sometimes games are a little frustrating. We’ve definitely come out with a run the football and take care of your own mindset. Outside of our own roster, we have a mindset where we’re not going to throw the ball deep with every snap.”
McCarthy felt that he had made his point and ended his statement by making this statement.
“How about a football analogy?”
The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive end Dante Fowler on a one-year contract, according to Jon Machota. He was the third overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft to be selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fowler tore the ACL in his first mini-camp day that year. This caused him to miss his rookie season. In 2016, Fowler, a Florida graduate, made his professional debut. He had 53 tackles and 12 passes defensed over the next two seasons. In exchange for third- and fifth round picks, the Jaguars traded him to Los Angeles Rams during the 2018 season.
Fowler continued to play an important role for LA throughout the remainder of the season. He even recorded four tackles during a Super Bowl loss against the Patriots. He was signed by the Rams to a $14 million one-year extension in his first season. Fowler was a shining star in his 2019 full-season with the Rams, finishing with career highs of 58 tackles and 11.5 sacks. He signed a three-year contract the next offseason with the Atlanta Falcons. He was able to accumulate 7.5 sacks in the following two seasons, before he was released by the team in February.
A Dallas Cowboys team is looking to add a defensive end after a 12-5 year. It was a solid regular season, but it ended in a loss against San Francisco in round one. He will be reunited with Dan Quinn, the defensive coordinator he played for at Florida. The Cowboys were 13th in the league with 41 sacks, tied with Arizona. Fowler’s addition should allow them to improve that number by 2022.