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Mike McCarthy Is Already on the Hot Seat

The Dallas Cowboys have faced injury adversity and it’s difficult for a new head coach to come in the middle of the pandemic and fix everything that was wrong with a team that was already flawed when he got there, but it already feels like Mike McCarthy is on the brink of being one-and-done.

There’s losing, which would not have been ideal, but you could live with if the Cowboys showed signs of life. And then there’s getting demolished wire to wire by an opponent who isn’t any good. The Washington Football Team came into today’s game at 1-5. They were projected to essentially be even opponents for the Cowboys this week. Dallas got thumped, 25-3. The Cowboys fell to 2-5.

The Cowboys have had to grapple with the losses of Dak Prescott and a number of starters on their vaunted offensive line. They lost Prescott’s backup, Andy Dalton, on a gruesome helmet-to-helmet hit today.

Nevertheless, if anonymous Cowboys were already grousing about McCarthy and the coaching staff’s lack of preparedness *last week*, what are they going to say now?

McCarthy just got to Dallas, but his seat has to already be getting warm. The NFC East is so putrid that if the Cowboys could somehow pull it together and rip off two wins in a row they’d be right in the thick of things for playoff contention, but right now things are headed on a very precarious trajectory.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. This has been the culture under Jerrah since 1995 so why is anyone surprised. Players are over rated which leads to those great contracts with Zeke, Tank and Jaylon. This organization is clueless at best but Jerrah is a billionaire with a $250M yacht. Who is the sucker here Cowboy fans. How ‘bout them Cowboys!!

  2. Get him out. I’m a Cowboys fan and I hated the hire when it happened. They could have hired anybody else. Kevin Stefanski obviously would’ve taken the Cowboy’s job- sorry Brown’s fans. But nah. Make a push for Urban Meyer or Lincoln Riley? Nope. They decided between Mike McCarthy, who was shamed by his superstar quarterback and parts of the media (I know.. I know) for being content and lazy barely over a year ago, and Marvin Lewis, who has NEVER won a playoff game and has been nothing more than a blaring example of mediocracy his entire coaching career. Still, somehow it seems they chose the greater of two evils.

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