Immediately after the Dallas Cowboys dropping their Wild Card playoff matchup against the San Francisco 49ers last night at AT&T Stadium, speculation immediately began to build that the Cowboys could decide to move on from head coach Mike McCarthy.
It appeared as though that speculation about McCarthy's fate was put to rest by Dallas EVP Stephen Jones, who appeared Monday on 105.3 The Fan, and stated that McCarthy will “absolutely” retain his position as head coach.
However, Jones didn't appear so sure.
“I don’t want to wait until we’re sitting here with no season left to address these things we’re doing or not doing,” Jones said. “And so all of that is in the mix here and a part of what I do. But that’s the way I do, as you know, the ultimate decision on these coaches or anywhere around here is what do I have to make? And, so, the guy that you got to be — you don’t got to be — the toughest on should be the one in the mirror. He’s the one that has the ultimate responsibility and consequently I get to operate at that guy’s timeline and that guy’s display of information. And I’m not trying to be anywhere. It’s just not in our best interest to talk about where we are with members of the staff right now."
"We got 29 coaches, almost three coaches for almost every person on the field. So, I got a lot to think about with regards to these coaches. I got a lot regarding these scouts. I got a lot regarding various aspects of the organization.”
Of course, the Cowboys haven't won the Super Bowl since 1995, and Jones and the Cowboys have had to watch other organizations celebrate over the years.
“I see a lot of names, a lot of great names, a lot of names from colleges, a lot of great names,” Jones said. “I see them coming through. I see a lot of great names at various duties in the NFL come and go over the last 30 years. I haven’t seen but a couple of them that might have a straight shot into what’s up above and that’s [Bill] Belichick there in New England. His record has been unbelievable. But aside from that I’ll be very candid with you. I see human beings, human frailities, human work ethic, human excelling, and coming up with a way to go. Bottom line is, yes, I’m very, very, very frustrated and upset that we — you can call it COVID. You can call it anything. But we have used up some very talented players over the last few years.”