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Jerry Jones not expected to fire Mike McCarthy as the Dallas Cowboys head coach

Written by Doug Rush

Jerry Jones not expected to fire Mike McCarthy as the Dallas Cowboys head coach

After the 23-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers during Wild Card Weekend, many have wondered if Jerry Jones would dismiss Mike McCarthy as the head coach.

Despite a lot of questionable play calls in the fourth quarter, including allowing Dak Prescott to go for a quarterback sneak with seconds left and no timeouts to stop the clock, Jerry Jones is not expected to fire McCarthy.

McCarthy finished the 2021 season going 12-5 and winning the NFC East; he’s 18-15 since taking over as the Cowboys head coach after spending 13 years as the Green Bay Packers head coach.

A lot of Packers fans attested to McCarthy’s success from Aaron Rodgers as opposed to his coaching abilities. Some wonder how successful McCarthy will be with Dak Prescott as his starting quarterback.

So far, its 0-for-1 in the playoffs.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.