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Blogging The Boys

Mike McCarthy press conference: (Thursday)

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Cowboys head coach spoke on Thursday. The Dallas Cowboys are gearing up to visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, and they are sorely in need of a win. We have seen the team make a number of moves so far this week by trading away Everson Griffen and then releasing both Dontari Poe and Daryl Worley. How the head coach feels about those things is obviously of interest. What did Mike McCarthy have to say on Thursday? The head coach took to the podium and we have recapped it for you right here. A reminder that all answers are paraphrases and...

Bleeding Green Nation

Mike McCarthy has been everything the Cowboys should have expected

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports What you see is what you get A lot has gone wrong for the Cowboys in 2020, and it is easy to put a bulk of the blame for it on Mike McCarthy. After all, he is the head coach, and the good and the bad fall on the head coach. But while the Cowboys are a disappointment, Mike McCarthy has not been. No, he has been exactly who he is and who he said he would be. With so much going wrong, the Cowboys should take solace that at least one part of their team is meeting expectations. Over reliance on his star QB A big knock on Mike McCarthy’s time in Green Bay was...

Pride Of Detroit

Everson Griffen to Detroit: ‘Y’all are getting a motherf*ckin dog ready to eat’

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Griffen shared his excitement over Twitter on Tuesday night. The Detroit Lions have yet to make the Everson Griffen trade official, but Griffen took to Twitter on Tuesday night and essentially confirmed it himself. First, he gave a classy goodbye to the Dallas Cowboys, showing his appreciation for the opportunity. “This year has been a journey for my family,” Griffen tweeted. “I was so blessed to be able to spend this time with the Dallas Cowboys. I want to thank the Jones family and Coach McCarthy for the opportunity.” A couple minutes later, he...

Blogging The Boys

Mike McCarthy press conference: Injury updates on Dalton, Martin, Awuzie and Lee, plus trade discussions

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Coach McCarthy tries to move on from Sunday’s humiliation. It’s getting tougher and tougher for Coach Mike McCarthy to give satisfactory answers after his team’s terrible performances. He tries again today, let’s see what he said. (All answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes). Decision on Everson Griffen Asked about trading away Everson Griffen on Tuesday, Mike McCarthy said it was more about opportunities for younger players. He noted that the Cowboys want to create opportunities for them. Daryl Worley and Dontari Poe status There is a...

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Report: Brandon Carr was cut by Cowboys “after not jiving” with defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Another report of internal strife in the Cowboys locker room between player and coaches. There appears to be a disconnect between Dallas Cowboys players and coaches at the moment, at least that is the perception from the outside looking in. What led to this idea? Obviously the team’s 2-5 record is an indication that all isn’t peace and love, but there was also the anonymous report from players last week that they don’t believe the coaches know what they are doing. Considering Mike McCarthy’s comments about the Cowboys not rallying for Andy Dalton after the...

Big Blue View

Giants news, 10/27: NFL trade deadline, Wayne Gallman, Ron Rivera, more

Photo by Corey Perrine/ Let’s get to your Tuesday headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! Wayne Gallman’s time with Giants likely ending one way or the other Sam Darnold, Daniel Jones are worst part of Giants, Jets disgraceIt isn’t just that the teams stink. It’s more than that. Honestly, in the same way it’s hard to conjure a memory of a time when you walked into a grocery... Washington Football Team Head Coach Ron Rivera Completes Final Cancer Treatment NFL Week 7 grades: Packers get an 'A' for steamrolling Texans, Cowboys get an 'F' for blowout loss 2020 NFL Trade...

Blogging The Boys

Could Mike McCarthy really be a “one-and-done” head coach for the Cowboys?

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ The Cowboys head coach can’t seem to get his team turned in the right direction. Just how bad this Dallas Cowboys team can get seems to be the question on everybody’s mind now. After the latest 25-3 drubbing at the hands of the Washington Football Team, there seems to be no permanence to the rock at the bottom of the Cowboys fall. They just keep going down and down. It’s not just the results of the games that are at issue, it’s the way this Cowboys team is playing, or not playing. They look like a defeated team, and the way they passively stood around...

ClutchPoints

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones weighs in on Mike McCarthy’s status after disappointing start

The Dallas Cowboys have struggled to find any amount of prosperity so far in the season. As we near the halfway point of the year, it’s safe to consider the amount of worry that is circulating throughout the organization, especially with regards to head coach Mike McCarthy. However, it seems Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones […] The post Cowboys VP Stephen Jones weighs in on Mike McCarthy’s status after disappointing start appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys news: Dallas hopes continue to dwindle with 25-3 loss to Washington

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports All the Cowboys news... Mike McCarthy says Cowboys’ lack of response to Jon Bostic’s illegal hit on Andy Dalton was unexpected - SportsDay Staff, Dallas Morning News NOT defending Andy Dalton was a total team effort. The only thing that may have been worse than the hit on Dalton was the Cowboys’ response to it or lack thereof. Not a single Cowboys player started a scuffle or even exchanged words with Bostic after the illegal hit on Dalton. After the game, coach Mike McCarthy said it was not the type of response, or lack thereof, that he expected. “We...

NFL Spin Zone

Dallas Cowboys: 5 Coaches to replace Mike McCarthy in 2021

Mike McCarthy has lost the Dallas Cowboys locker room It’s clear that the Mike McCarthy era has not gone as planned. The Dallas Cowboys head coach lost his team, which was evident ahead of their Week 7 game. With Dallas at 2-4 and preparing for the Washington Football Team, the headlines were all about issues […] Dallas Cowboys: 5 Coaches to replace Mike McCarthy in 2021 - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Cincinnati.com

Rodney Harrison on NBC: Andy Dalton gets 'his head knocked off' and Cowboys don't respond?

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy also remarked that his players' response to the hit on Andy Dalton wasn't one he expected.        

Blogging The Boys

Mike McCarthy press conference: Andy Dalton is in concussion protocol

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ The head coach took to the podium on Monday. The Dallas Cowboys lost yet again on Sunday and there are a lot of people who want answers as to why things are happening the way that they are. Mike McCarthy took to the podium on Monday to try to begin to make sense of it all. A reminder that all answers are paraphrases and not exact quotes. Evaluating what is happening Mike McCarthy noted that there is an evaluation process that begins on the plane ride back home and that the Cowboys are in the middle of it. He noted that you begin to look at things you can...

NFL Spin Zone

Dallas Cowboys: Mike McCarthy is already on thin ice

The Dallas Cowboys may already be having second thoughts about Mike McCarthy. In the offseason, the Dallas Cowboys made a surprising move by bringing in the former head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy, as their new head coach. On paper, bringing in a former Super Bowl champion as your head coach isn’t […] Dallas Cowboys: Mike McCarthy is already on thin ice - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

FOX Sports

Is Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy already on the hot seat? -- Daryl Johnston

After yet another loss to open the season, it's already time to ask: is Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy on the hot seat less than half a season into his tenure?

ClutchPoints

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy reacts to Jon Bostic’s dirty hit on Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton would need to be carted off of the field for the Dallas Cowboys after taking a nasty hit from Jon Bostic. Following the game, Mike McCarthy reacted to Bostic’s dirty hit on Dalton, per Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. Mike McCarthy while not saying it was a dirty hit on Andy […] The post Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy reacts to Jon Bostic’s dirty hit on Andy Dalton appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blogging The Boys

What the Cowboys offense should expect from the Washington defense

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Pain. The Cowboys should expect pain. Last week, the Cowboys’ depleted offensive line was shredded by the aggressive 3-4 defense of the Cardinals, who utilized an exotic array of blitzes to isolate the worst linemen and force them into mistakes. This week, the Cowboys will be without Zack Martin for the whole game as they face a 4-3 defense that blitzes less than Dallas but still gets to the quarterback with ease. Poor, poor Andy Dalton. The Washington Football Team may have a silly name and a bad offense, but their defense is no joke. Head coach Ron Rivera and...

Blogging The Boys

Don’t look now, but Joe Philbin has done a great job with this Cowboys offensive line

Photo by Steven Ryan/ You know, within reason. Sunday’s game against a very good Washington pass rush could dramatically change things, but the fact is Joe Philbin is doing yeoman’s work in his first year as the Cowboys’ offensive line coach. Back in August, it was noted that the offensive line was in a very precarious position and that Philbin would have his hands full. But no one could predict the complete and total injury collapse we’ve since witnessed, but the underlying point remains. Tyron Smith and La’el Collins are gone for the year, and swing tackle Cam Erving is...

ClutchPoints

Cowboys Pro Bowler Zack Martin to miss Week 7 vs. Washington with concussion

Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin will miss the Dallas Cowboys’ Week 7 matchup against the Washington Football Team due to a concussion, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Cowboys’ G Zack Martin (concussion) is out Sunday. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 23, 2020 As part of Thursday’s media availability, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed […] The post Cowboys Pro Bowler Zack Martin to miss Week 7 vs. Washington with concussion appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys @ Football Team final injury report: Zack Martin officially ruled out

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The final injury report for the Cowboys and Washington this week. The bad news for the Dallas Cowboys was delivered earlier today by coach Mike McCarthy. As the team heads over to play the Washington Football Team, they will do so without right guard Zack Martin. He has been in concussion protocol since the Cardinals game and will not play this weekend. Presumably Connor McGovern will fill in for him. The Cowboys designated both Chidobe Awuzie and Sean Lee for return from injured reserve, but neither will play this weekend and there isn’t a specific...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys news: Mike McCarthy deals with discontent, Dak Prescott’s worth is realized

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ If you’re looking for positive things, well, they are hard to find. Cowboys' Mike McCarthy responds to stinging criticisms voiced by several unnamed Dallas players - John Breech, CBSSports.comSounds like the head coach was a bit miffed about the unattributed criticisms. McCarthy was actually asked about the criticisms this week and he clearly wasn't thrilled with the fact that a few of his players decided to anonymously complain through the media. "The anonymous is something we don't want to recognize," McCarthy said, via USA Today. "But it's important to...

Blogging The Boys

Week 7 Primer: Cowboys @ Football Team

Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via These two teams are much more alike than they should be. Nobody expected there to be this many similarities between Dallas and Washington at the start of the year. Washington was undergoing a complete structural rebuild under new head coach Ron Rivera, who was given complete control over the front office as well as football operations. On top of that, owner Dan Snyder remains the focal point of multiple different controversies - including the laziest name change ever - that have led the minority shareholders of the franchise to sell their stake...

ClutchPoints

Jaylon Smith defends Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy from anonymous smears

Dallas Cowboys players have come to head coach Mike McCarthy’s defense amid reports the newcomer has lost the locker room early in the 2020 NFL season. Veteran linebacker Sean Lee said Wednesday the team would not be concerned with anonymous sources. On Thursday, outside linebacker Jaylon Smith encouraged his teammates to own their words and […] The post Jaylon Smith defends Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy from anonymous smears appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Dallas Cowboys: 4 bold predictions for Week 7 vs. Washington

The 2-4 Dallas Cowboys will take on the 1-5 Washington Football Team in Week 7 in a game that not many people are going to watch since both teams are terrible. The Cowboys are coming off a blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6 and players reportedly are already talking behind head coach […] The post Dallas Cowboys: 4 bold predictions for Week 7 vs. Washington appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys news: The Cowboys competitive viability is at stake over the next two weeks

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Plus, your daily dose of news on America’s Team. Over the next two weeks, Mike McCarthy’s credibility, Cowboys' competitive viability are at stake - David Moore, Dallas Morning News If the Cowboys don’t get their act together in the next two weeks, their new head coach may be in big trouble. Anonymous quotes will continue to seep out of the locker room by players questioning the coaching staff’s competence to diffuse criticism of their own culpability. "When you hit a part of your season or any challenge where there is negativity out there, and where it...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys vs. Football Team injury report: Aldon Smith is limited, Zack Martin still out

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The latest on the injuries for the Cowboys and the Football Team. The Dallas Cowboys use Thursdays as their big padded day of practice, so the results from that day can go a long way in determining who will play on Sunday. Today’s practice report came out and the Cowboys look to be in pretty good shape, minus one big offensive line piece in Zack Martin. You won’t see the name of Cam Erving on there because technically he’s still on injured reserve although he is practicing, and earlier today coach Mike McCarthy said he was hopeful that he could go this...

Blogging The Boys

The Cowboys are fundamentally broken, but it goes beyond the coaches and players

Will McClay is doing his best, but the guys at the top are failing. History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. And the 2020 Cowboys season is rhyming really well with the 2010 Cowboys season. Both teams entered as strong Super Bowl contenders, struggled out of the gate, and then became deflated when their franchise quarterback went down for the year. Reports that Wade Phillips lost the locker room during the 1-7 start led to his ousting at the midway point, and it seems players on the current squad are already questioning their head coach as well. But Mike McCarthy isn’t new to...

Blogging The Boys

Mike McCarthy press conference: Updates on Aldon Smith, Zack Martin and Randy Gregory playing status

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Coach tries to explain away the blues. The Cowboys are in a funk. Can they get out of it? Coach Mike McCarthy tries to explain how they will do that. (All answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes). Aldon Smith status Coach said he jammed his neck in the game and he will be limited today. They will see how it goes but coach doesn’t expect it to be an issue. Zack Martin status McCarthy said he is advancing through the protocol and he will be in the conditioning phase first, but no real but no update on his status. Randy Gregory status Coach...

Hogs Haven

Daily Slop: Ron Rivera says he never had cutoff point for starting QB; Chris Cooley critical of Landon Collins’ performance, would trade him at deadline

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ A daily collection of articles from around the web Ron Rivera says he never had cutoff point for starting QB and still doesn't | RSNThe head coach doesn't have a strict timeframe for when he makes a change at quarterback. Ron Rivera says he's not giving mixed messages; contradicts earlier statements on Dwayne Haskins | Professional Sports | richmond.comSafety Landon Collins, asked about the benching on Josina Anderson's "Undefined" podcast, said simply: "I don't want to talk about that." Washington-Cowboys rivalry may feel 'a little bit weird' amid...

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

Cowboys will not get it done with Jason Garrett – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and DeAngelo Williams agree that the Dallas Cowboys will not win a Super Bowl with Jason Garrett as their head coach, while Domonique Foxworth gives Garrett credit for winning games. ✔

Jason Garrett edges out Mike Zimmer as a top 10 coach in the NFL – Domonique Foxworth | First Take

Max Kellerman, Domonique Foxworth and Keyshawn Johnson debate if Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett is a top ten coach in the NFL right now. #FirstTake ✔