Mike McCarthy’s first season as the Dallas Cowboys coach isn’t going well. That includes if you look at the scoreboard or ask the players. Some of whom have broken ranks and anonymously spoken with the “NFL Network,” saying that the coaching staff doesn’t know what they’re doing.
“They don’t teach,” an unnamed player told NFL Network’s Jane Slater. “They don’t have any sense of adjusting on the fly.”
Some other choice quotes the players had for their coaches include that McCarthy’s staff is “totally unprepared.” And “they just aren’t good at their jobs,” another player told Slater.
The team is showing signs of stress internally and externally following the Cowboys’ 38-10 drubbing by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football this week. The Cowboys are 2-4 on the year but lead the anemic NFC East Division.
To add injury to insult, the team’s best hope is done for the season. Quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a gruesome compound fracture and dislocated ankle during the team’s Week 5 win over the Giants. It was a devastating stab at the heart of the team, and a brutal blow to the team’s hopes this season.
Prescott recently issued a statement thanking fans for the support via Instagram.
“Just want everyone to know that I’m doing well,” Prescott said in the Instagram video. “I can’t thank you enough for your love, your support, your prayers over the last few days. They’ve been more than overwhelming. Just knowing that I have that much love and support out there makes a huge difference. I’m in great spirits.”
Andy Dalton replaced Prescott as the Cowboys signal caller.
Dallas Cowboys Owner Jones Not In a ‘Feel Good Mood’
During an interview with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is less than thrilled about how his team has played this season.
“I’m not in a feel-good mood, frankly, that we’ve got manna from heaven being in the East,” Jones said, according to ESPN. “These things have a way of evening out as you go along. Certainly, the NFC East is having its challenges now. … When you’re not playing better than we are, it’s hard for me to basically look at the end game, which is win the East, and get excited that we’re better. [That] ‘we may be slow, but we’re ahead of you’ syndrome. We’ve got to get better to have the kind of season that makes sense for us.”
Though Jones may not be happy, he still believes in his team.
“What I do feel good about with the entire group is our ability,” Jones said. “We do have the ability, and we have the talent to make adjustments with the personnel we have. We just haven’t done it. We will not have success until we take our personnel we got today and put it out there not giving ourselves a big hole to dig out of.”
The Cowboys head to Washington Sunday to take on the 1-5 Washington Football Team.