According to at least one popular front office voice in Dallas, Mike McCarthy will return to the Cowboys next season.
In the midst of a frustrating season, some questions are already swirling about the future of McCarthy and his crew. However, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones resolved some of those rumors on Monday – at least for the head coach.
“There will be no change with Coach McCarthy,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan on his weekly show. [KRLD-FM].
“I’m surprised anyone would question Mike about this unprecedented situation that everyone has. And on top of that, no one is making excuses, but we have some real challenges in the injury department.”
McCarthy took over another 8-8 season after splitting with Cowboys longtime coach Jason Garrett, Dallas missing the post season for the third time in five years.
If the Cowboys don’t get a chance to go back to the playoffs this year – Dallas need to get a few more wins, and get some extra help around the league – Jones is confident McCarthy is the one who can get them in the future.
“If you look at his track record and his lineage, he consistently wins, year in and year out,” Jones said.
“We are very confident that this ship will quickly become virtuous, and Mike is going to be the leader for this group. He’s definitely a great head coach, and we’ve going to see him move forward. He is going to achieve more. ”
Following Sunday’s victory over the Bengals, the Cowboys improved their record to 4-9 on McCarthy’s first season in charge. Dallas currently ranks last in timber NFC East, but has not been eliminated in mathematics since the postseason.
Dallas’ next game is Sunday at the AT&T Stadium with the San Francisco 49ers.