The Dallas Cowboys will still retain head coach Mike McCarthy despite a disappointing playoff exit, as per multiple reports.
After going 12-5 in the regular season and winning the NFC East, the Cowboys flamed out in the Wild Card round with a 32-48 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Following another postseason failure, there was chatter that owner Jerry Jones might consider sacking McCarthy and perhaps replacing him with Bill Belichick. But it appears McCarthy will get another chance and at least see out his contract that runs through the 2024 season.
McCarthy became the Cowboys’ head coach in 2020, replacing Jason Garrett. In his first season in charge, McCarthy went 6-10 but followed that up with three straight 12-win seasons. However, he has yet to make a deep postseason run with the franchise, having only one playoff win in four years.
Despite the lack of success in the postseason, McCarthy recently received support from Cowboys’ players, including star quarterback Dak Prescott.
“I’ve had the season that I’ve had because of him,” Prescott said when asked about rumors surrounding McCarthy’s future in Dallas.
“This team has had the success that they’ve had because of him. I understand it’s about winning the Super Bowl. That’s the standard of this league and (darn) sure the standard of this place. I get it, but add me to the list, in that case.”