Mike McCarthy Reacts To Jerry Jones Hurting Cowboys Coaches
Mike McCarthy reacted to Jerry Jones hurting Cowboys coaches during a recent interview.
McCarthy, 56, was hired this past week to replace outgoing coach Jason Garrett.
For the better part of a decade, Garrett’s tenure was mired by questions regarding whether the team owner’s persistent attention-hogging and meddling was detrimental.
Garrett obviously handled it as best he could, but Jones’ way of doing things clearly took a toll.
On Friday, McCarthy appeared on 105.3 The Fan to discuss his new job.
During the interview, he was pressed on an obvious issue: was he worried about Jones undermining him?
McCarthy clearly stated that he was not.
In fact, he said he has seen “zero evidence” that Jones would even want to do something like that.
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“Well, I think like in anything in life you have to get in there and make your own judgements. But I’ve seen zero evidence of that,” he responded.
“It doesn’t take very long to see the commitment and the passion in his eyes, and he wants to win. He wants to win more than anybody. And at the end of the day, as an NFL head coach, that’s all you can ask for from your owner.”
McCarthy’s take is not all that surprising, seeing as he has not yet had an opportunity to work all that closely with Jones. It will be interesting to see how he feels after a full year on the job.