It’s no secret that the Dallas Cowboys have had a tumultuous season under former SB champion head coach Mike McCarthy.
Off to a 2-5 start this season, America’s Team has turned into the laughingstock of the NFL despite the well-chronicled adversity that has faced the franchise this season.
Celebrating 60 years of franchise history this season, there has not been much to celebrate about the Cowboys on the field so far.
With the league’s worst defense, worst turnover margin, and down to its third-string quarterback, Mike McCarthy has come under fire for the team struggles.
One NFL executive, according to Kalyn Kahler of Bleacher Report, says he is not at all surprised at the Cowboys struggles this year.
The executive saying,
“[McCarthy] never really ‘owned’ his mistakes in Green Bay. Details matter as both a leader and play-caller on both sides of the ball. As this game evolves, you must evolve and adapt in order to succeed.”
While the Cowboys, yes, are technically in the thick of the NFC East division race, the team appears to be in complete disarray.
Questionable personnel evaluations, poor execution, and overall lack of continuity has McCarthy squarely, it appears, on the hot seat to some around the league.
The same executive, when discussing possible signs of an unhealthy team culture, said,
“If the right culture is set in place, it should never get to the point where calling out players in public is necessary.”
Reports have already surfaced from NFL Network’s Jane Slater that Cowboys players feel the coaching staff has them “totally unprepared.”
Those reports have further brought into question if McCarthy and his staff are the right coaches for this team and if he can get his players to buy in despite the team’s struggles.
McCarthy has 9 games left this season to prove at least one NFL executive wrong.
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