In their win over the New York Giants on Thanksgiving Day, the Dallas Cowboys committed 13 penalties. Head coach Mike McCarthy is not pleased. He did however have an interesting comment about how the team is responding.
McCarthy spoke to the media Monday and stated that he lets the team know when he is unhappy with penalties. McCarthy said that he does not want to see penalties being reduced at the expense of the team’s “aggression” and style of play.
“Trust me, I’m clearly on top of the things that aren’t going well. Penalties and penalty prevention is something we’re spending more time on. But I don’t want to lose the aggressiveness of our play style and efficiency,” McCarthy said.
This season, the Cowboys average seven penalties per game. The offense has taken over the offensive in recent weeks. They have scored at least 28 points in 4 consecutive games, and an average of more than 36 during that time.
Cowboys drew season-high 13 penalties Thurs. McCarthy's take?
"Trust me, I’m clearly on top of the things that aren’t gong well. Penalties & penalty prevention is something we’re spending more time on. But I don’t want to lose the aggressiveness of our play style & efficiency."
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) November 28, 2022
The Dallas Cowboys currently have a top 10 defense and an top 5 offense. This kind of production would be enough to win the Super Bowl.
If the Cowboys continue to perform at their current level, they may be able to challenge the Philadelphia Eagles for NFC East. They would still need some assistance.
In the coming weeks, will the Cowboys reduce their penalties?