On Sunday night, the NFL community grappled with the Dallas Cowboys’ perplexing 48-32 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Super Wild Card Weekend. Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones refrained from providing substantial comments on the future of head coach Mike McCarthy after Sunday’s setback, creating a void of information that has fueled speculation and narratives. The prevailing narrative suggests that change is imminent within The Star.
Former Dallas head coach and current “Sunday Night Football” analyst, Jason Garrett, who spent 13 years working under Jones, is attuned to the headline-grabbing personality of the Cowboys owner. Reflecting on Jerry’s quotes on Sunday, Garrett anticipates some form of change, even if it’s minor. Garrett expressed, “He’s very disappointed in this team.
I think he had sights that this could be a team that reached the Super Bowl, but he will support the coaches, he will support the players in the next 24-48 hours. After that, they’re going to have some internal discussions. If he doesn’t feel like the team has achieved its potential, what changes do we need to make? I don’t know what those are, but something’s coming.”
Chris Simms, Garrett’s studio partner, was more candid in his remarks. Speculating on McCarthy’s future, Simms expects a drastic change and questions whether McCarthy might be reconsidering his coaching role after the loss. He challenges the trust level in the locker room, particularly after three consecutive one-and-done seasons.
Adding to the speculation, Devin McCourty, a member of the “SNF” crew, who spent 13 years playing under Bill Belichick in New England, mentioned Belichick as a potential replacement for McCarthy in Dallas.
McCourty stated, “And if Bill Belichick is the guy that comes in here, this team will never show up for a playoff game like that. That’s one thing I promise you. But I do think if they had the opportunity to get Coach Belichick in there, you don’t turn that down.”
While acknowledging a potential bias on McCourty’s part, these comments highlight the expectations in the sports world regarding Jerry Jones, known for swift actions with coaches. The consensus is that some kind of movement or change is anticipated in the coming days within the Dallas Cowboys organization.