Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is back since its 10-day COVID-19 hiatus this week. And almost immediately upon his return, he said something that … they will surely become bulletin board material by the Washington football team in their next one Showdown NFC East.
“We will win this match. I’m confident in that, ”McCarthy said, via Michael Gehlken’s Dallas morning news.
Even with adding context to that quote, McCarthy doesn’t essentially need to guarantee a Cowboys victory while speaking to the media. Cowboys aren’t good enough to go around guaranteeing wins over anyone. I don’t care what team they’re playing on. McCarthy is not Jimmy Johnson and he shouldn’t be so willing to put the ‘Guys in this kind of position he brings into a big division game.
Prosperity hasn’t been kind to the Cowboys lately. Whenever this Dallas team is expected to thrive, they do the opposite. If they’re not on the radar as contenders, that’s when this team shines the most, it looks like the last 25 years if we’re honest.
After the six-game winning streak, Dallas played in Denver and lost a game that should have won by at least one touchdown. The Cowboys blew up Atlanta the next week, then they went to Kansas City and … lost to a struggling Chiefs team. They will beat most bad teams as they should, but medium to good and especially large teams are where the Cowboys struggle.
At 6-6, Washington represents one of the medium teams for which Dallas doesn’t always show up with their ‘A’ game. Two games behind the Cowboys coming into this game and desperately needing a win to keep their hopes alive within the division, this is one of those games where I see the Cowboys fumbling away, bending over under pressure.
After winning a Super Bowl 10 years ago, McCarthy hasn’t produced much as a manager in a while. Now the Cowboys are having a good season (that’s all I’ll give them right now), and suddenly, he’s got enough power to go out to make bold proclamations and guarantees. McCarthy is just a makeshift coach anyway. McCarthy is just keeping the seat warm until Jerry and Stephen Jones hear that OC Kellen Moore is ready to take over as head coach of the American team. We saw the same thing with Jason Garrett and Wade Phillips. This situation is no different. I just hope Moore can be more successful than Garrett during his tenure in Dallas.
We’ll see what happens on Sunday, but I feel this will explode in McCarthy’s face like things usually do when the Cowboys go high. Of course, he expects his team to win every week. But just because you can say something doesn’t mean you should always say it out loud. And this should be emphasized whenever hot cameras and microphones are around to record it.