Jerry Jones turned heads earlier this week when he mentioned there was “little doubt” in his thoughts he might work with Invoice Belichick.
The Dallas Cowboys proprietor spoke extremely of Belichick on the Senior Bowl earlier this week, with some speculating it was a recruiting tactic not for this season, however for 2025.
That’s as a result of the Cowboys have already dedicated to Mike McCarthy for the 2024 season, regardless of the Cowboys’ disastrous loss within the wild-card spherical at residence to the Green Bay Packers — a 48-32 stunner.
The loss, regardless of a 3rd straight 12-5 common season, this one ending with an NFC East title, had many questioning McCarthy’s future because the crew’s head coach. It was extra so the case this yr, because the Cowboys appeared able to take a leap to compete for the Tremendous Bowl.
Jones appeared to decide on McCarthy over Belichick, making that call after Belichick and the New England Patriots mutually parted methods.
Jones added that he didn’t discuss to “anyone that could be a head-coaching candidate aside from my very own.” So, regardless of his appreciation for Belichick, plainly McCarthy was all the time Jones’ reply.
Nonetheless, the feedback about Belichick alone had been staggering, says Philadelphia Eagles legend Donovan McNabb.
On his OutKick podcast “The Five Spot,” McNabb mentioned Jones’ feedback about Belichick had been “not likely supporting his head coach” or Dak Prescott.
“As a former quarterback, that’s not full help of getting a man because the face of your franchise and a man who actually takes all the bullets on the subject of unfavourable dialog in regards to the Dallas Cowboys,” McNabb mentioned.
“He by no means confirmed the complete help for Dak Prescott.”
Jones, who initially mentioned, “We’ll see how every sport goes within the playoffs,” when discussing McCarthy’s future, modified his tune previous to the matchup with the Packers.
“I couldn’t be extra happy with what he’s finished, and I actually imply it,” he mentioned on 105.3 The Fan.
“He is the large distinction this yr. … So, the very last thing that I need to do is spend any time speaking with him about these sorts of issues — agreements, extension of agreements — particularly after I’ve received one. So, that is it.”
McCarthy’s contract with the Cowboys expires after the 2024 marketing campaign, including extra stress to win when subsequent season kicks off.
Fox Information’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.