Dallas Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy isn’t going to face much scrutiny when it comes to his job security after Jerry Jones publicly stated that the team’s playoff loss doesn’t change his opinion about the head coach being safe.
However, McCarthy had to face a controversy of a different kind postgame after shoving a cameraman out of the way as he headed to the tunnel.
The Cowboys head coach apologized for the incident postgame, per the cameraman himself. Noah Bullard Emmy, who is an award-winning photojournalist for NBC 5 Sports, took to Twitter to thank everyone who reached out after the incident.
Thank you to everyone that has reached out regarding the Mike McCarthy incident. I can see how the photo appeared like he pushed me but it was more of a hand to the lens. I did meet with coach McCarthy privately in his office and he did apologize. @NBCDFW #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/LuOfPVRqhq— Noah Bullard (@noah_bullard) January 23, 2023
Bullard revealed he actually talked to McCarthy privately and that the Cowboys head coach apologized to him one-on-one. He also clarified that the coach shoved the lens and not Bullard directly.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if the NFL decides to sanction McCarthy for what’s an inexcusable action, no matter the emotions of another gut-wrenching loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
But the moment surely does a good job of portraying the frustration brewing around the Cowboys. This season was all about getting rid of the feeling this team had to work through all year long after being eliminated in last year’s January by the same team.
Instead, it was a two-turnover loss with only 12 points to show on the scoreboard.
Now it’s back to square one.
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