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Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy isn’t the most athletic guy we’ve ever seen, but apparently he could be seen ‘cartwheeling’ on the beach after the re-signing of Dak Prescott. Some things should be left to our imagination.
Prescott signed a four-year, $160 million extension that could make a fan dance or cry, and apparently it was the former for Coach McCarthy. For him, it means clarity about who his quarterback/leader will be, so we shouldn’t blame him.
Mike McCarthy said he was in Florida when Dak Prescott’s new contract was signed: “It’s a lot easier to do cartwheels in the sand. I was obviously very excited about that.”— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) March 25, 2021
McCarthy wasn’t able to attend Dak Prescott’s press conference, but he was able to discuss the signing in full at his own interview yesterday:
“I was actually in Florida when the deal was finally completed,” McCarthy said. “It’s a lot easier to do cartwheels on the sand–I’ll say that.” (Senior Vice President of Public Relations Rich Dalrymple) is having a hell of a visual over there right now. I was obviously very excited.”
Prescott is said to be “ahead of schedule” in his recovery from a season-ending ankle fracture.
“Dak is definitely a keystone moving forward as a football team,” McCarthy continued. “I was very excited about that deal. He was just finishing up his workout on the field as I walked in here. He’s making progress and he’s on course.”
So for those of you worried that Dak Prescott may be “done,” let me say this: If a head coach is excited that a player with a $160 million extension in hand after injury is returning, then the recovery is going well. McCarthy and that front office have far too much “excitement” going on for wishful thinking.