Cowboys Players Anonymously Voice Frustrations With Coaching Staff

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Anyone who watched the Monday Night Football game between Dallas and Arizona Cardinals knew it was bad. The Cowboys lost 38-10, scoring their only touchdown late in the game well after a comeback was out of reach.

The team’s record now sits at 2-4 under new coach Mike McCarthy, and the frustrations of coaches and players are mounting. A few anonymous quotes from within the organization have even made their way to reporters.

On Tuesday, NFL Network reporter Jane Slater made some of these quotes public. One player has called the coaching staff “totally unprepared. They don’t teach. They don’t have any sense of adjusting on the fly.” Another player added that “they just aren’t good at their jobs.”

Slater then went on the NFL Network to discuss the situation further. Here’s what she’s been hearing:


This is the last thing members of the Cowboys organization want to hear following a big loss. It’s even worse for McCarthy and the rest of the coaching staff. They were brought in to get a talented team over the hump, something former coach Jason Garrett could never do.

Things have instead gotten worse, and members are now willing to make the dysfunction public.

Slater does point out that injuries have been an issue all season. Quarterback Dak Prescott, left tackle Tyron Smith, linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and, most recently, right guard-turned-left tackle Zack Martin are all banged up. Some are done for the year. But the problems in Dallas go beyond injuries.

If the losing continues, it’s only going to get worse. Let’s see what Jerry Jones has to say about this situation.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. Well that is rich those players looked lousy but they want to shove it off on the coaching lol typical players have to play and they are not executing very well at all. McCarthy did win a few games at GB he prolly knows what to do not saying he can’t improve too but look at that goofball Elliot hasn’t done squat since his Mexico trip and he was supposed to be “the man”

  2. Is anyone surprised? The Cowboys culture since 1996 has been overrated and overpaid players that do not play up to the hype of Jerrah. Yep Zeke, Tank and Jaylon are prime examples. This does not start with the coaches but with the hype machine of Jerrah. Why should he care? He is in the Hall of Fame and a billionaire with a $250M yacht. Now who is the sucker in this situation?

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