It’s definitely been an eventful first season as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for Mike McCarthy. Jerry Jones brought in the experienced NFL coach in order to usher in a ‘new era’ in Texas. However, it’s safe to say that things have not as per plan for all parties involved in this deal.
Despite starting the season as one of the strongest teams, at least on paper, the Cowboys have struggled in 2020. A major reason behind that is the long-term injury suffered by franchise quarterback Dak Prescott. But Sunday’s 37-17 win over NFC East rivals Philadelphia Eagles, keeps the Cowboys in the mix for a playoff spot.
The Cowboys are going head-to-head against Ron Rivera’s Washington Football Team for the NFC East crown. This is why coach McCarthy was asked if he had one eye on the Washington vs Carolina Panthers game that was being played on Sunday while the Cowboys battled it out against the Eagles. Here’s what the Dallas boss replied.
He said, “I was not updated, I didn’t care to know. Frankly, I don’t think it helps…I saw the score was posted one time on the board, that was the only time I was aware of the score throughout the day. But at the end of the day, we knew we needed to go out and play well, play some of our best football and we’re doing that.”
“We obviously have things we need to clean up. We looked totally different today than we did two months ago so that’s a real credit to our football players,” McCarthy said yesterday.
A win over their rivals on Sunday powered the Cowboys to a 6-9 record heading into Week 17. They are second in the NFC East behind Washington who have the same overall record.
Andy Dalton and Co. go up against divisional opponents New York Giants next weekend. Meanwhile, Washington takes on the hurting Eagles outfit led by rookie Jalen Hurts in Week 17. Everything is up for grabs in the final gameweek of the regular season. Who do you think will win the race for the NFC East? Tell us in the comments section below.