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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones needs to think about how he’s going to elevate his good, but not Super Bowl-caliber football team.
Jones should start with a big decision on head coach Mike McCarthy.
McCarthy has shown he’s good enough to lead the Cowboys to division titles, but one can argue that Dallas needs a fresh new mind to get the club over the top.
In each of the last three campaigns, the Cowboys have bowed out of the playoffs before the NFC Championship Game, losing to the San Francisco 49ers twice before Sunday’s loss to Green Bay.
While some may believe that McCarthy deserves to keep his job with a 63 percent regular-season win percentage in Dallas, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Cowboys’ playoff performance could determine the strength of McCarthy’s job security.
“There continues to be a feeling from people around the league, and even some within the Cowboys organization, that coach Mike McCarthy will be measured by how Dallas’ final game goes.
“If the Cowboys play well in the postseason, McCarthy would have an excellent chance to keep his job. But if they struggle and end the season with an embarrassing loss, as has happened in each of the past two years, then some say that change could come to Dallas.”
Based on Schefter’s report, Jones might be fuming after the Packers humiliated the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Typically, owners don’t like to be embarrassed by their teams. Consequently, McCarthy may lose his job in this uncomfortable scenario.