Cowboys' Jerry Jones Declines to Discuss Mike McCarthy's Job Status After 49ers Loss

Doric SamJanuary 17, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 21: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs on Nov 21, 2021 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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In the aftermath of the Dallas Cowboys' loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's NFC Wild Card game, Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy's job status is sure to be a hot topic as the team enters the offseason.

But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not ready to think about a possible coaching change.

"I don't even want to discuss anything like that at this particular time," Jones said, per NFL.com. "That's not on the table. The game speaks for itself."

McCarthy was asked about his future as head coach of the Cowboys after the game, and he said he feels secure.

"I don’t have any concerns," McCarthy said, per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. "I’m proud to be standing here today. I’m proud of my football team."

Dallas played from behind for the entire game in Sunday's 23-17 loss. The Cowboys had a chance to go for a game-winning touchdown on the final drive of the game, but quarterback Dak Prescott failed to clock the ball before time expired. One of the referees took a moment to position the ball after Presott's 17-yard run, and the Cowboys couldn't get it snapped in time.

Jones continued to express his dissatisfaction with Sunday's result, telling reporters it was "Extremely, extremely disappointing. And surprising." He added that he "can't remember" the last time he felt so disappointed.

The Cowboys had the No. 1 offense in the NFL during the regular season, but they were stifled against the 49ers. Dallas totaled 307 yards of offense with just 77 rushing yards. Prescott threw for 254 yards, a touchdown and an interception and ran for another score.

Jones said he felt like his team had the talent to go further in the postseason, and that's what stings the most.

"I think this is a time that when you get this combination of players together, you need to have success, because we all know how it goes in the NFL," Jones said. "The whole thing is set up to take away from the best and add to the ones that need improvement. And I think personnel-wise, we had one of the best."

The Cowboys have not advanced past the Divisional Round of the playoffs since 1995, which is the last time they won the Super Bowl.