“A narrative I don’t want to be a part of,” Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy brushes off Sean Payton rumours

Mike McCarthy has found himself under the scanner, with rumors saying Sean Payton might replace him as the Dallas Cowboys head coach next season.

Sean Payton on Mike McCarthy

Sean Payton brought an end to a long term between him and the New Orleans Saints, as he stepped down from the Head coach position at the franchise after the end of the previous season. The stepping down of the Super Bowl winner started rumours of him being a candidate to replace or take over Mike McCarthy at the Dallas Cowboys.

However, the current Cowboys head coach, Mike McCarthy does not want to pay attention to those rumours circling around his job position and is very secure of his stature at the franchise. The 58-year old coach made it clear that the speculation does not affect him one bit, and in fact confirmed that he has a great relationship with the Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones.

Mike McCarthy is till in pole position to keep his job as the Dallas Cowboys head coach

Jerry Jones and Mike McCarthy
Jerry Jones and Mike McCarthy

“I just say this about the narrative. I don’t think it’s a narrative I want to be a part of,” McCarthy said. “I don’t think anybody wants to be a part of it on either side of the fence. In fairness to Sean, he’s being asked the questions but nothing good comes out of that.”

Mike McCarthy, in his second season, has come under fire by media and fans for some of his in-game decision-making, his clock management and his team’s situational preparedness.

Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy

The Dallas Cowboys suffered a 23-17 first-round defeat against the San Francisco 49ers in the playoff encounter, a defeat that hurt everyone associated with the franchise. Despite the heartbreaking defeat, Jerry Jones had a clear stance when questioned about the futures of his coaches for the next season.

“I’m not going to discuss coaching, preparation, any of those things. That is not on the table,” Jones said of a coaching change.

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