Last Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys became the only NFL team held without a touchdown in Week 1. They can’t blame it on not having Dak Prescott, since he didn’t make his exit with an injury until very late in the 4th quarter when the game was already out of reach.
Speaking to the media on Friday, McCarthy was brutally honest in talking about offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.
The Dallas Cowboys head coach told reporters offensive coordinator Kellen Moore needs to be “smarter” with his play-calling.
McCarthy added that the team spent much more time with Moore this week following a terrible showing in last week’s 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football.
Watching the video of his answer doesn’t make it sound so harsh:
The Cowboys are a wounded team heading into their game against the defending AFC champions.
Along with Prescott, Dallas’ offense continues to be without Michael Gallup and James Washington, who continue to work their way back from injuries.
The Dallas Cowboys have been linked to a variety of potential quarterback moves, but it seems the team will stick with Cooper Rush. Jerry Jones has made that notion very clear.
Jones does not expect the Cowboys to make a deal for the San Francisco 49ers‘ Jimmy Garoppolo, noting Dallas does not have a trade “in the mill.”
“The people that are ready to play quarterback for us are the ones that played all preseason: Cooper Rush and [Will] Grier,” Jones explained during a September 13, 2022 interview on 105.3 The Fan’s “Shan and RJ,” “They had a real competition. Grier got slowed there right at the end with a hamstring issue, but he should be through that now. So, we’ve gotten a lot of good snaps for those guys, both in our practice sessions as well as all the preseason games for the most part.
“Those guys know the offense well, have had a lot of reps in it and consequently give us our best shot. It’s unlikely since we don’t have any potential trade pending — not pending, but in the mill — it’s unlikely that you’d have a veteran quarterback that could get back in here and be ready to play as well as those guys can play, even if you thought you might have a talent advantage.”