Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy set to undergo appendicitis surgery after experiencing abdominal pain

Mike McCarthy is expected to return to the sidelines for the Cowboys-Eagles game.


Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy set to undergo appendicitis surgery after experiencing abdominal pain

Mike McCarthy (via Sports Illustrated)

The Dallas Cowboys’ head coach, Mike McCarthy, has been fantastic this season. He has led The Cowboys to a 9-3 record and has them playing some great football. 

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They are on a four-game winning streak and will play their next game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football this weekend. The much-anticipated clash will be one of the most important games of the season for the Dallas-based team. However, McCarthy is set to undergo appendicitis surgery prior to the game.

McCarthy experienced some abdominal pain earlier in the day and was diagnosed with appendicitis. He is expected to recover in time to coach the Cowboys against the Eagles on Sunday. His coordinators are anticipated to run the practices until McCarthy returns from the hospital.

You think that tough Irishman is gonna miss this game? We certainly expect him to be rocking by gameday. 
Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Dan Quinn told the reporters

McCarthy is in his 17th NFL season as a head coach, and this is his fourth season with the Cowboys. He already won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers back in 2010.

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Heading into the Week 14 game, the Cowboys will desperately need their head coach on the sidelines. The Eagles have proven to be a tough matchup for the Cowboys, as they already lost to them earlier in the season.

Mike McCarthy talked about the Cowboys’ rematch with the Eagles this week

The Dallas Cowboys will play their Week 14 game against the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of their Week 9 matchup. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys in that game by five points. Mike McCarthy, the Cowboys’ head coach, talked about their upcoming game against the Eagles.

Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy (via NFL.com)
We wanna get to this 10th win. We understand where they are. It's the Cowboys [versus] the Eagles. I don't think you have to say anything more on that.
McCarthy said on Monday

The Cowboys are one game behind the Eagles in the NFC, and a win against them will go a long way in boosting their morale heading into the final few weeks.

The Cowboys are looking to win their first Super Bowl since the 1996 season. They have come close a couple of times but haven’t won the title yet. This year’s Cowboys have a great overall roster, and they will certainly hope to make a lot of noise in the postseason. 

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