It looks like Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy’s seat is hotter than ever.
But don’t tell that to Dak Prescott.
The Cowboys quarterback scoffs at any doubts about McCarthy’s employment status.
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«It’s funny in a way,» Prescott said, via ESPN. «First, what a 12-game winning streak [seasons] in you tell me how long, and we are talking about the work of a guy in danger? That shows you when you play for this organization what comes with that, and that’s why it’s important to create these walls around us, create this safe place in our locker room, and understand that it’s the guys that come out and come between that matter. lines and work throughout the week so that we go out and win».
McCarthy joined the Cowboys before the 2020 season. After Dallas went 6-10 that year (mostly without Prescott), the Cowboys won the NFC East last season and earned a wild card berth this season.
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However, last year’s season ended with a quarterback draft and the Cowboys couldn’t stop the clock in time for one more play. McCarthy’s clock management and plays have been considered questionable for much of his tenure with the Cowboys, as well as his days as coach of the Green Bay Packers.
McCarthy won Super Bowl XLV with Green Bay, a franchise he managed for 13 seasons.
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The Cowboys are slight favorites against the Buccaneers for their wild card matchup in Tampa Bay. Dallas finished 12-5 but they are on the road as Tampa Bay won the NFC South with an 8-9 record.