Following the Dallas Cowboys’ playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers, owner Jerry Jones remained evasive when pressed about the performance of his coaching staff. In response to questions about the urgency of coaching determinations, especially with many quality head coaches available and other teams making progress in their pursuits, Jones downplayed the pressure. He emphasized that coaching interviews were not high-pressure situations, citing the abundance of coaches available, both within and outside the league.
Despite the lack of a definitive statement on head coach Mike McCarthy’s future, speculation has arisen about the possibility of pursuing former New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick if the Cowboys decide to part ways with McCarthy. The Atlanta Falcons have officially entered the competition for Belichick, having completed an exploratory interview with him. The Falcons, led by owner Arthur Blank, appear to be actively pursuing a high-profile coach for their next hire, making them a credible competitor for Belichick’s services.
While the Cowboys have yet to make a decision on McCarthy’s future, Jones is known for taking his time with such determinations. Exit interviews with players, including Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott expressing confidence in McCarthy, contribute to the significant decision-making process. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is also actively involved in head coaching interviews with other teams, potentially impacting the coaching landscape. Despite the speculation and anticipation, Jones has maintained silence on the matter, leaving open the possibility for further speculation and uncertainties about the coaching staff’s future.