When the Cowboys and Jason Garrett decided to part ways, everyone thought the 'boys were going to turn into a juggernaut. They clearly had the talent to make a deep postseason run, but the on-field results were never satisfactory. It had to be that red-headed fool holding them back. Right?
There were rumors about Lincoln Riley leaving Oklahoma, but Jerry Jones settled for Mike McCarthy. McCarthy claimed he watched every snap of the 2019 season to prepare himself for his next job. Well, it turns out he's just like the rest of us. He openly admitted he made false claims while interviewing for the job.
The Cowboys now sit at 2-4 after getting embarrassed by the Cardinals on Monday Night Football. To make matters even worse, McCarthy came out and said this after the loss:
The Cowboys are obviously banged up; their most notable injury being Dak Prescott. With that being said, there's absolutely no reason to get blown out by 28 points. There's a lot of bad teams with even worse losses, but that's no excuse. The performance they put up on Monday night was the most pathetic effort I've seen on a football field since I watched the Jets play Sunday.
With another crushing defeat in the books, it seems like McCarthy is already losing the locker room.
We saw this when he was in Green Bay. People were questioning if they should blame McCarthy or Rodgers. It appears a few years later, Rodgers was right. Despite getting thrown around like a rag doll against Tampa, he must be grinning ear to ear reading the reports coming out of Dallas.
I wonder if Cowboys fans wish they could take Jason Garrett back. Obviously he was extremely underwhelming, but at least he got them to 8-8. There's a good chance a 6-10 record wins the NFC East, so maybe Garrett was the right man after all.
With an unmotivated roster, McCarthy needs to figure out a way to flip the script. If he doesn't, Jerry Jones will make sure he's a one and done. He'll gladly call the moving trucks himself, along with putting "for sale" signs in front of his house. If there's one person you don't want to deal with, it's an angry Jerry Jones.
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