“It’s not good enough football” – Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy blasts players for 17 penalties against the Broncos

Here's what Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy had to say about his team's poor performance against the Denver Broncos

Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy
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The Dallas Cowboys had an unsavory end to their Super Bowl run last season after a crushing defeat at the hands of the 49ers on their home ground. One of the main reasons for the Cowboys’ premature exit from the playoffs run was penalties.

While the team and head coach Mike Mccarthy vowed that they would try not to commit excessive penalties, it looks like they haven’t stayed true to their resolution. During the preseason game against the Denver Broncos, the Cowboys committed 9 penalties for 65 yards in the first half itself.

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“We’ll take a long look at it” – Mike McCarthy on the Cowboys committing 17 penalties

Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy

The Dallas Cowboys led the league with 153 penalties last season, 11 more than any other team in the league. During their wild-card loss to the 49ers, the Cowboys had 14 flags called on their plays. The same trend has continued with the Cowboys in the 2022 season. During their matchup against the Broncos on Saturday, Dallas had 17 penalties for 129 yards. According to David Helman of Fox Sport, the league average for penalties this week was just 6.6.

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy battled a lot during this offseason in terms of his job security and his ability to win Dallas a Super Bowl. McCarthy had reassured everyone that he is capable of leading the Cowboys and vowed to turn around their fate this season. By the looks of their poor performance during the preseason game, it doesn’t seem to be true. Granted that key players were rested during the game, it does go to show that the team hasn’t learned from their past mistakes.

“It’s not good enough football,” McCarthy said during CBS 11 halftime interview. “We’ve gotta be better there. We battled through some penalty situations but we have to make sure we get all these substitutions [and] get everybody in the game.” McCarthy added, “The penalties are clearly way too much. We’ll look at those and keep going through it as far as combative versus disciplined. That’s clearly the biggest negative (from the game).”

However, McCarthy gave reassurance that this game doesn’t have anything to do with their 2021 problems. “I think we all recognize that this isn’t the regular season,” McCarthy said. “I understand your question, (but) last year was last year. I think last year as far as trying to establish a play style and an identity, it took us a while to get that, and once we did, we won a number of games. This is really the starting point that you go through every year.

“This is preseason. I don’t think this has anything to do with last year. But I didn’t like the number of penalties. I made it clear. I talked about it at halftime, and I talked about it briefly in there (the locker room). We’ll take a long look at it.” Even though McCarthy has said that they won’t repeat the same penalties as they did in the previous season, given the team’s track record, we can’t really be sure. Let’s see whether the Cowboys learn from their mistake or if will it be yet another disappointing season for the fans.

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