Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner, may fire Mike McCarthy as head coach.
After his poor performance on Super Wild Card Weekend, Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner, could fire Mike McCarthy as head coach after just two years.
Jones stated on 105.3 The Fan, “he has a lot of things to think about regarding Cowboys coaches,” but McCarthy’s win with the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl was a decade ago. Jones could pull the trigger on McCarthy, with Dan Quinn and Kellen Moore as the two elite coordinators.
Does McCarthy’s firing after two years of service suffice to bring the Cowboys back to Super Bowl?
Jerry Jones says he has a lot to think about regarding the Cowboys coaches, including Mike McCarthy.@1053thefan
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) January 21, 2022
Although McCarthy’s firing is unlikely to fix all the Cowboys problems, the Joneses are not interested in looking in the mirror and so promoting Moore or Quinn internally makes sense. Moore and Quinn both have the potential to be NFL Head-Coaching positions this offseason. Quinn is almost certain to get one. The Cowboys must make Quinn the Cowboys’ head coach to ensure his continued success. That’s it.
Quinn still gets paid by the Atlanta Falcons. The Cowboys would have to pay Quinn close to $85,000 to make it work as the most costly defensive coordinator in history, or name him the head coach. Moore is the play-caller so he can either stay put or take on a major job. He won’t be the offensive coordinator for someone else.
Dak Prescott is the Cowboys’ best quarterback. The Philadelphia Eagles are intriguing, but the Cowboys have a win-now mentality in their competitive life cycle. They can’t waste any more time. Jones cannot waste any time if McCarthy doesn’t think he can win a Super Bowl.
Dallas may part ways with McCarthy and he will become the ninth ex-head coach to leave this offseason cycle.