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Dallas Cowboys’ switch McCarthy is the best coach Jerry Jones could find?

Dallas Cowboys’ switch McCarthy is the best coach Jerry Jones could find?

I’m no longer an avid follower of the NFL, nor will you find me watching most games. Really, none since we dropped cable in favor of Netflix. I have better things to do with my time. Like watching re-runs of “Breaking Bad,” an uplifting, positive show if there ever was one. So, really, when news came last week that Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys had fired Jason Garrett (why did he last so long?) and hired Mike McCarthy, my first thought was, oh, yeah, the big guy who coached Green Bay for 12 years before they fired his @$$ after six pathetic showings in postseason play following the Pack’s Super Bowl win in 2010. In other words, 10 years ago, the guy was a champion coach. Since then, he’s been a loser come postseason game time. After his 2010 Super Bowl win with Green Bay, McCarthy went on to lose three NFC Divisional games, two NFC Championship games, and one Wild-Card game. Stellar record. All told, in postseason play, McCarthy has a winning percentage of only .556, which means, if Dallas makes it to the playoffs in the coming years, if Green Bay serves as a looking glass, Cowboy fans can expect to lose approximately half of the big games. Between 2011 and 2016, Green Bay finished 1st in the NFC North, before finding out a way each time to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. In 2017, the Pack finished 3rd in the NFC, and Green Bay said, adios, big guy. While in Green Bay, Mc-Carthy managed to lose despite having one of the league’s best QB’s on his team, Aaron Rodgers, who not only knows how to pass, but knows how to win. Of course, he’s not the one calling the plays, or making trades, or whatever winning coaches do; and for some reason, there was always this discord between Mc-Carthy and Rodgers. This season, with a new coach, the Packers won their Division playoff game this past weekend and now head into the conference championship. I’m hoping they make it to the Super Bowl and win again. Tired of McCarthy’s losing streak, Green Bay fired him in 2018. Now granted, if you look at Tom Landry’s postseason record, it’s not all that great either; but win or lose, Landry always seemed to carry the mantle of “winner.” He was a disciplinarian and a natural leader. I don’t see that in McCarthy.

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