Amidst dismal season, McCarthy believes Cowboys will have better days ahead
Dallas Cowboys first-year head coach Mike McCarthy has been under fire most of his first season with his new team as the Cowboys have put forth a dismal effort thus far in a virus-plagued and injury-marred 2020 season.
The Cowboys lost starting quarterback Dak Prescott for the year from a gruesome ankle injury he suffered in a 37-34 win in Week 5 at home against the New York Giants and have been depleted on the offensive line. All of the struggles thus far have resulted in McCarthy’s worst-ever 12-game start as the Cowboys sit at 3-9 overall and are losers of six of their last seven games. Dallas is currently holding down the last-place spot in the lowly NFC East.
Despite the numerous struggles, however, ownership has repeatedly backed McCarthy, who signed a five-year contract with Dallas in January. Even though he is 14-25-1 in his last 40 games as a head coach, McCarthy believes in America’s Team and remains confident in his ability to create winning programs.
“There’s no doubt that you have to continue to look at everything and be honest about it. I think it goes back to the preparation of a football team,” McCarthy said. “How did you set your schematic schedule in the limited time that we had? Just the anticipation of the changes. Frankly, I don’t think any of us anticipated the amount of it. Are we handling it properly? Did we adjust in midstream as good as we can?
So I think, like anything, times like this can confirm what I believe in. I do believe that we will be much better from this experience and all this adversity is happening for a reason, and from adversity and negative experiences, obviously you have a great opportunity to learn and increase your instincts and your awareness. And I feel that our program and our team will be better for this moving forward. It can’t happen quick enough.”
Up next for the Cowboys is a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio as Dallas will play at noon Sunday at the Cincinnati Bengals (2-9-1), which will be televised on Fox. For more sports coverage, click here.