Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Mike McCarthy’s job as head coach is safe despite Dallas’ playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night; Quarterback Duck Prescott takes credit for the loss after two interceptions.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones dismissed suggestions that Mike McCarthy’s job as head coach could be in jeopardy after Dallas lost in the playoffs to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.
It ended a third season that McCarthy led a team to finish 12-5 for the second year in a row and one better than last January’s Wild Card loss to the Niners.
“Not. No. No. Not at all,” Jones told reporters after the game, when asked if the outcome affected McCarthy’s future. “Their decision to (play) the kicker (Brett Maher) was redeemed when I thought about his field goal. I’m proud of him, but it’s very sickening not to win today.”
Dallas pulled off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brilliantly in last week’s Wild Card Game and was touted as a worthy stop for the San Francisco team, which entered the day with an 11-game winning streak.
Jones was asked earlier this week if McCarthy’s position would be uncertain if the Cowboys lost to the Bucks.
“No, I don’t even want to—no. That’s it,” Jones told 103.5 The Fan. “I don’t have to go into all the pros and cons, but I have a lot more to appreciate Mike McCarthy than this playoff game.”
McCarthy arrived in Dallas in 2020 when he was named the successor to Jason Garrett, who previously spent 13 years as head coach of the Green Bay Packers.
Dueling Tom Brady last week, Cowboys quarterback Duck Prescott was guilty of two interceptions Sunday night as his offense struggled to hit one of the league’s best defenses.
He took full responsibility, speaking after the game, insisting that he needed to improve.