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Mike McCarthy's job with Cowboys safe despite poor first season?

Yardbarker logo Yardbarker 12/13/2020 Erin Walsh, Yardbarker
Mike McCarthy wearing a hat: For now it appears Mike McCarthy's job is safe. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports For now it appears Mike McCarthy's job is safe.

At 3-9, the Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of an abysmal season. A lot of the team's struggles can be attributed to the loss of Dak Prescott, but head coach Mike McCarthy hasn't been great either. 

Despite McCarthy's dismal first year at the helm, the Cowboys aren't planning to move on from the former longtime Green Bay Packers head coach, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. 

The Cowboys are underperforming more than they did during a 2019 campaign under Jason Garrett that saw the team go 8-8. Dallas was extremely patient with Garrett, so it's no surprise the organization will be patient with McCarthy. 

Before moving to Dallas, McCarthy went 125-77-2 from 2006-18, winning Super Bowl XLV with the Packers. He has a solid track record and could end up being the guy to help the Cowboys turn things around. 

The return of Prescott next season should put the Cowboys in a much better position, too. Dallas has been forced to rely on Andy Dalton for much of the season after Prescott suffered a season-ending injury, and he's been anything but good.

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