Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hasn’t decided yet if he’s going to fire head coach Mike McCarthy.
But after hearing Jones’ latest comments on the situation, I wouldn’t be surprised if McCarthy is looking for a new job soon.
Jones appeared on 105.3 The Fan on Friday and he was of course asked about McCarthy’s job status and if they’ve had any conversations since the Cowboys’ loss to the San Francisco 49ers last week.
Here’s what Jones said:
“Now let me be real clear, one of the pet peeves I have is that I don’t like this ‘well we’ve got to work on this in the offseason, we’ve gotta work on this’. I don’t go for that. I’ve been trying to push that I want those things recognized and addressed after we play Tampa after the first game, or after we played the sixth game. 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. And so all that’s in the mix here and a part of what I do. But that’s the way I do, as you know the ultimate decisions on these coaches and anywhere around here is one that I have to make.”
Oh boy. That doesn’t sound great for McCarthy (especially since Jones and McCarthy have met twice since the end of the season).
Jones’ comments also come on the heels of McCarthy saying that addressing penalties is one of the Cowboys’ top offseason priorities.
Mike McCarthy says reducing penalties is Cowboys’ “No. 1” offseason priority. Dak’s mechanics also an emphasis.
“Not good enough,” Dak told us. “I’ve got to be better to help this team win and overcome some of the things we put ourselves into it.”https://t.co/QLnAtsXftX
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) January 20, 2022
It feels like a final decision on McCarthy could come at any minute from Jones.
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