“Just Dumb”: Skip Bayless Lambasts Mike McCarthy After Nearly Throwing Away Cowboys’ Sure Fire Win

Published 12/31/2023, 8:36 AM EST

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HC Mike McCarthy’s play calls came under fire in the NFC thriller. The Cowboys hardcore fan Skip Bayless is furious with McCarthy’s decision that nearly cost the Cowboys an easy win. The Lions vs the Cowboys showdown became a nail-biter in no time. After securing a 20-13 lead with Brandon Aubreys’  43 field goal the game ended 20-19.

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The Cowboys were rightly rewriting the script after getting defeated two times by the AFC rivals. Dak Prescott and Ceedee Lamb secured the longest TD of the season during the first drive. Despite leading the game till the last two minutes, the Cowboys lost the ball at the wrong time. Veteran Sports Journalist Skip Bayless has rightly questioned McCarthy for his game-losing call at the wrong time.

Skip Bayless doesn’t agree with HC Mike McCarthy’s decisions

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With two minutes left, the Cowboys had secured the best spot at the Detroit Lions’ 33-yard line.  Still, the team went on to pass the ball rather than running down the field. One of the throws went incomplete, which made the Lions secure the final drive TD with just 23 seconds remaining. Skip Bayless acknowledged the absurd playoff calls and let his frustration out by tweeting on X.

 

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Bayless rightly noticed the Cowboys’ passing game and wrote, “McCarthy calling the late passes opened the door for what nearly happened.” He further called the play, Just dumb. After losing the ball while playing the passing game, the Lions’ HC Don Campbell opted for the conversion game instead of kicking the ball for the tie. He tried to get the rest two points but Jared Goff’s last pass of the game went incomplete. The last play surely gave the Cowboys’ fanbase an avoidable scare.

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After losing two, the Cowboys smashed a record-breaking comeback!

Soon after decimating fellow NFC rivals the Eagles 33-13, the Cowboys went down the rabbit hole and lost two straight games against the AFC spearheads. McCarthy’s capabilities remained in question as the team lost 31-10 against the re-surging Bills. The 22-20 loss was the wake-up call and Prescott stood up at the right time by giving the Cowboys’ fanbase a relishing victory.

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The ensuing first drive by Prescott got the game rolling. After escaping a sack he shot a bullet to CeeDee Lamb for a 92-yard TD. This now stands the record for the most yards covered for a TD in this season. What’s more, the NFL has in store for us? The AFC doubleheader is right around the corner. The Ravens or the Dolphins are getting geared up for the Sunday Showdown. Which team will rule the AFC now? Let us know your pick in the comments below.

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Hitesh Sharma

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