NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys To Hold Onto Head Coach Mike McMcarthy

The Dallas Cowboys aren't expected to do anything rash despite Sunday's crushing Wildcard Round loss. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team has already resolved to bring back head coach Mike McCarthy for the 2024 season.

Rumors of a potential firing for McCarthy began to swirl toward the end of the regular season and picked up speed following the Cowboys' disastrous 48-32 loss to the underdog Green Bay Packers this past weekend. The Cowboys are 1-3 in the playoffs since McCarthy joined the team in 2020.

The discontent surrounding McCarthy speaks to just how high standards are for America's Team. The Cowboys have won more than 12 games for three straight seasons and scored an NFL-best 29.5 points per game since 2021. Still, the fanbase is clearly itching for postseason glory: the Cowboys have failed to advance to so much as the conference championship round since they won their fifth Super Bowl following the 1995 season.

McCarthy has sneakily established a staggering resume as one of the best offensive minds in the NFL: his 11 top-five finishes in points scored as an offensive coordinator or head coach are tied with Bill Belichick for the most among active coaches. Perhaps most remarkably, McCarthy has accomplished that feat with four different leading passers (Aaron Brooks, Bret Favre, Aaron Rodgers, and Dak Prescott). Belichick has never coached a top-five scoring offense without quarterback Tom Brady.

McCarthy won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers in 2010 and sports a very impressive .620 winning percentage as a head coach, but patience is clearly wearing thin in Dallas. If the Cowboys fail to make a deep playoff run next season, McCarthy may very well be shown the door next offseason. 

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