Cowboys VP Stephen Jones weighs in on Mike McCarthy’s status after disappointing start
The Dallas Cowboys have struggled to find any amount of prosperity so far in the season. As we near the halfway point of the year, it’s safe to consider the amount of worry that is circulating throughout the organization, especially with regards to head coach Mike McCarthy.
However, it seems Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones isn’t second-guessing the McCarthy hiring:
Cowboys VP Stephen Jones emphatic on Mike McCarthy belief.
Stephen to @1053thefan: "I’m convinced we’ve got– not convinced, I *know* we’ve got the right head guy for the job. … These things just take time."
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) October 26, 2020
The chances of McCarthy being out of a job so soon with the Cowboys is unlikely to happen, despite their quick-to-forget loss to the Washington Football Team on Sunday. Even so, that is only a small notation in what has been the outcome of their season so far. They’re currently 2-5 in a weak NFC East, with the Philadelphia Eagles barely clinging to the No. 1 spot with a 2-4-1 record.
This season has gone from bad to worse for Dallas in recent weeks. The defense has been putrid all year, but Dak Prescott was able to keep the Cowboys competitive with his own aerial heroics. Unfortunately, he suffered a devastating injury to knock him out for the year.
In Andy Dalton’s first start last Monday against the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas suffered an embarrassing 38-10 loss. Then came this past Sunday’s disaster, with Dalton leaving a 25-3 loss to Washington after a dirty hit to the head, resulting in rookie Ben DiNucci taking over under center.
The Cowboys’ only two wins this season have come against the New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons, two teams scraping the bottom of the barrel. Meanwhile, Dallas has had issues with players anonymously complaining to the media about the coaching staff. Injuries have also been a major problem to start this season.
It certainly isn’t pretty in Big D right now, but McCarthy doesn’t seem to be in any legitimate danger just yet.