The Dallas Cowboys suffered another shocking playoff meltdown as their 2023 season came to a humiliating end when they were blown out by the Green Bay Packers in a home game. Many fans immediately pointed their fingers at head coach Mike McCarthy. The former Green Bay Super Bowl winner is no stranger to pressure but his job is understandably hanging by a thread right now.
Many analysts, reporters, and most of all, Dallas fans believe it’s time for Jerry Jones to pull the trigger. They think McCarthy isn’t the man to guide ‘America’s Team’ to glory and is wasting an ultra-talented team. It’s been nearly 30 years of playoff agony for America’s most valuable sports franchise and McCarthy is rubbing salt in their wounds. Here’s why it’s time for him to go.
Lack of Preparation
One of the worst parts of their brutal playoff defeat at the hands of Green Bay was their lack of preparation. The Cowboys started so sluggishly that they didn’t know which gameplan to use. The Packers led 27-0 before Dallas put a single point on the board at the end of the second quarter. It was an appalling capitulation and their fans couldn’t believe what they witnessed.
Green Bay quarterback Jordan Love ran wild and showed why Packers head coach Matt LaFleur put his faith in him. The Cowboys had no answer for him and he was a menace all night – even if it was the first and only playoff start of his young career. It was one of the worst postseason displays from a Dallas team ever and that’s saying a lot. For many Cowboys supporters, this was a bridge too far (via The Athletic).