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Did Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy just take a veiled shot at Aaron Rodgers?

Mike McCarthy, Aaron Rodgers, Packers, Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy is definitely not missing the time when he had to call the plays on offense. How do we know? Well, here’s a quote from him via Jason B. Hirschhorn

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy says he’s “thankful” that he’s no longer “coordinating the offense.” McCarthy called plays as head coach of the Packers for the vast majority of his 13 years in that role.

McCarthy is in the middle of his preparation for his second season in his current role in Dallas, where, unlike during his time with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, he doesn’t feel the need to do much — or any at all — play-calling.

It was widely reported during the aftermath of McCarthy’s departure from Green Bay that Rodgers had made a habit of ignoring his head coach’s calls, opting to make on-field decisions himself. That certainly didn’t sit too well with McCarthy, whose deterioration of his relationship with Rodgers contributed to his eventual breakup with the organization.

But those days are behind McCarthy now. His focus today is on the future of the Cowboys, who missed the playoffs last season with a 6-10 record — good for only third in the NFC East.