Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones isn’t ready to discuss head coach Mike McCarthy’s future with the team.
Speaking Friday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Jones said he wouldn’t “get into any conversations that I’ve had” about his coaching staff.
His comments follow the Cowboys’ 23-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL wild-card game last Sunday. The Cowboys won the NFC East and were the No. 3 seed in the playoffs after finishing the regular season with a 12-5 record.
He acknowledged being “very, very frustrated” and said the “ultimate decision in these coaches is one that I have to make.”
Jones bought the team in February 1989, and since then, the Cowboys have had eight head coaches. Jones’ first hire was Pro Football Hall of Fame member Jimmy Johnson, who led the Cowboys to two Super Bowl titles. They won a third under Barry Switzer in 1995 but haven’t reached the NFC championship game since.
McCarthy replaced Jason Garrett before the 2020 season and has an 18-15 mark.
Jones said part of his frustration with the 2021 Cowboys was their lack of adjustment through the season.
“Let me be real clear, one of the pet peeves I have is that I don’t like this, ‘Well we’ve got to work on this in the offseasons, we got to work on this.’ I don’t go for that,” Jones said. “I want those things recognized and addressed after we play Tampa after the first game, or after we play the sixth game. I don’t want to wait until we’re sitting here with no season left to address these things we’re doing or not doing.”
–Field Level Media