Cowboys legend says he would have fired head coach Mike McCarthy if he were the Dallas GM


The primary reason Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is because of his 1990s dynasty in which the team won three Super Bowl titles from 1992-95. 

One of the biggest drivers in those teams’ successes was Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leader in rushing yards (18,355) and rushing touchdowns (164). Smith is like many Cowboys fans today, disillusioned with the state of affairs surrounding Dallas following its 48-32 wild card round loss to the seventh-seeded Green Bay Packers despite having the NFC’s second seed and home field advantage.

“Our team just simply seems to be lost,” Smith said of his Cowboys on CBS Sports’ “Maggie and Perloff” radio show on Thursday from the Super Bowl radio row in Las Vegas. “I just cannot put my finger on why it looks so, so bad.”

Many fans of the team wanted head coach Mike McCarthy fired for that faceplant after McCarthy’s Cowboys became the first team to win 12 games in three straight seasons and fail to make the conference championship in any of them after losing three of their four postseason games in this run. However, Jones decided to retain his head coach, whose 42-25 (62.7% win percentage) regular season record gives him the highest career win percentage of any coach in team history. 

That record made Jones confident enough to say in a statement that, “This team is very close and capable of achieving our ultimate goals, and the best step forward for us will be with Mike McCarthy as our head coach.”

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Author : Garrett Podell

Publish date : 2024-02-08 20:37:06

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