Mike McCarthy has seen ‘zero evidence’ Jerry Jones undermines Cowboys coaches
Jerry Jones has a reputation for keeping himself in the spotlight and meddling in issues that would normally be handled by a head coach, but new Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy says he is not the least bit concerned about that. In fact, he claims he has never seen or heard of his boss doing it.
McCarthy was asked during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan Friday about the perception that Jones undermines his head coaches, and he said he has seen “zero evidence” of the Cowboys owner doing that.
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 10, 2020
There’s no doubt Jones is committed to winning, but McCarthy either did not pay attention to the past few seasons in Dallas or he is just saying what Jones would want to hear. It is almost certainly the latter.
One of the reasons Jason Garrett lasted so long with the Cowboys is because Jones’ big personality never seemed to bother him. Even this past season when Jones was openly bashing Garrett and his staff, Garrett continued to take the high road and never once indicated he was unhappy with his boss. There will be times when McCarthy will have to do the same, especially if the team underachieves. That is obviously something he is aware of.