The Dallas Cowboys 2021 football season ended abruptly over the weekend. Now, the organization is left to find answers as to where they should go. The franchise could make a move to let go of Mike McCarthy , the head coach.
McCarthy, however, doesn’t believe the situation is heading in that direction.
McCarthy spoke out at a Wednesday press conference, just days after Cowboys’ 23-17 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers. He said that Jerry Jones, his owner, has met him multiple times since the Wild Card match. McCarthy stated that they have had “very positive discussions” during their meetings.
McCarthy stated that he doesn’t have any concerns about his job security according Jon Machota.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said he has had “very positive conversations” with Jerry Jones the last few days. McCarthy has no concerns about his job security
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 19, 2022
McCarthy’s assessment matches that of Stephen Jones , Cowboys executive vice-president. McCarthy was “absolutely certain” that the head coach for Dallas’ second season would return to his position.
McCarthy’s Cowboys record has been 18-15 since he took over in 2020. However, that is not a complete reflection of his achievements. Dallas rebounded from last year’s disappointing, injury-ridden 6-10 season to win the NFC East in 2021. McCarthy, together with Dak Prescott’s return, was a key reason.
Others would argue that the positive qualities of McCarthy’s head coach don’t outweigh any of his flaws. McCarthy’s clock management is being questioned time and again. The Cowboys were the most unorganized team in the NFL, with 127 penalties.
McCarthy’s return back to Dallas looks almost certain at this point. But he will need to prove he is the right man for the job next year.
He could lose his job in 2023 if he does not.