Mike McCarthy has yet one more 12 months to show himself in Dallas.
After proprietor Jerry Jones surprised the soccer world by saying he was retaining McCarthy following the Cowboys’ stunning 48-32 Tremendous Wild Card Weekend loss to the Packers, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Saturday that the beleaguered head coach will not obtain an extension earlier than the 2024 season.
That makes subsequent season make-or-break for McCarthy. It won’t be Tremendous Bowl-or-bust, however he possible will not survive one other one-and-done in January.
According to Schefter, “Jones believes that an individual within the final 12 months of a contract is challenged otherwise, and it usually can convey out the most effective in folks.”
McCarthy’s standing as a lame-duck coach in 2024 means the Cowboys’ head-coaching job will probably be one of many dominant storylines of the season.
Whereas he is established a degree of consistency in Dallas unseen for the reason that franchise’s run of three Tremendous Bowls in 4 years throughout the Nineteen Nineties, McCarthy has had the identical points as each coach since Barry Switzer in being unable to get the Cowboys previous the divisional spherical of the playoffs.
Since 2021, solely the Chiefs have had extra regular-season wins than the Cowboys. However with their loss final weekend, they became the first franchise in NFL history to have three consecutive 12-win seasons and not using a Tremendous Bowl look.
As a lot as he is received throughout the common season in Dallas, McCarthy’s 1-3 postseason file is a black-eye. Except that turns round subsequent 12 months, he is on borrowed time.