The head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Mike McCarthy, will be sticking around as coach of “America’s Team” for at least one more season.
The Cowboys have without a doubt been struggling this year. They currently sit at last place in the miserable NFC East, a division where all four teams sport a losing record. However, McCarthy’s job is still safe for now, according to Dallas executive vice president Stephen Jones.
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport posted the news to his official Twitter account on Monday afternoon.
“From NFL Now: #Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy won’t be one-and-done, per Stephen Jones,” Rapoport wrote.
‘No Change’ with Dallas Cowboys Coach Mike McCarthy
On Monday, Jones backed up McCarthy in an interview on 105.3 The Fan, citing injuries to key players as the main reason for the team’s down year.
“There will be absolutely no change with Coach McCarthy,” Jones said. “I am surprised someone would question Mike, this unprecedented situation that everyone has been in. On top of that — no one is making excuses — but we have had some real challenges in the injury category. If you look at his track record and his pedigree, he’s consistently won year in and year out. We have the utmost confidence that this ship is going to be righted quickly, and Mike’s going to be the leader of this group.”
The biggest of those injuries for Dallas was no doubt the loss of their starting quarterback, Dak Prescott, who is out with a season-ending ankle injury.
The Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback had to make an early exit in Week 5. In their matchup against the New York Giants, Prescott suffered a gruesome ankle injury. During the third quarter of the game, defensive back Logan Ryan tackled Prescott resulting in a compound fracture and dislocated ankle. Prescott left the field in a cart with an air cast on his right leg. In addition, he immediately underwent surgery on the ankle that same night.
The Cowboys have since had to utilize a carousel of quarterbacks including Andy Dalton, Ben DiNucci, and Garrett Gilbert. They were recently able to welcome back Dalton following a concussion and time spent on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
However, the star quarterback is reportedly “ahead of schedule,” according to local media covering the team.