The Dallas Cowboys’ Super Bowl drought will last yet another year, as the team dropped a 19-12 heartbreaker to the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday.
Nonetheless, it didn’t take long for owner Jerry Jones to make a decision on Mike McCarthy, who just wrapped up his third season with the organization. Speaking to reporters after the game, Jones revealed that McCarthy will remain the head coach of the Cowboys in 2023.
When asked if the loss changed Jones’ mind on McCarthy, the former said “No, no. Not at all.”
You can see a video of Jones’ answer below, via Jon Machota of The Athletic:
Whether Cowboys fans like it or not, Jones has good reason to keep the Super Bowl 45-winning head coach for at least another year. McCarthy has led the Cowboys to back-to-back 12-win seasons, and there certainly isn’t any shame in losing on the road to a 13-win San Francisco team that boasts the league’s best defense.
But every year is “Super Bowl or bust” in Dallas, so there will always be calls from some fans to make a change at head coach. That said, it’s not crazy to think McCarthy will have to at least guide Dallas past the Divisional Round next year to save his job.