Can the Dallas Cowboys mount a Super Bowl push?
The return to form of “Team America” may have left the majority of NFL fans angry, they are, after all, considered the most hated team in the league, but that will not concern not Coach Mike McCarthy who will be just thrilled with the Dallas Cowboys’ 5-1 record.
Last season was a huge disappointment for Cowboys fans, with their team recording a loss record for the third time in just 18 years. This season things are different, and much of that success can be attributed to the formidable form shown by quarterback Dak Prescott, who has 16 touchdowns to his name and just four interceptions, with only Tom Brady conceding fewer. .
So where does that leave the Cowboys in terms of sporting lines and odds? Well, you can currently get a temptation (+1,400) on Dallas to go all the way to Super Bowl glory, and those odds were even more enticing after their Week 1 loss to Tampa Bay.
Luckily for McCarthy, his team bounced back quickly from that loss and have now racked up five straight wins, the latest in the form of an overtime win over the New England Patriots.
Indeed, this win over the Patriots caused some consternation for McCarthy, who was criticized for his decision making despite the victory. There is one common theme that emerges when it comes to McCarthy, and it’s the lack of respect and credit he gets, especially when the Cowboys are in good shape.
This is something Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is well aware of:
“It’s a lack of understanding of how teams work. These guys are not there but at Mike’s request. I can assure you he was there with both [Moore and Quinn] hard and with commitment. So that should tell you that Mike’s coaching them is a great asset.
“At the end of the day you hear about mutual compliments on offense and defense, and that’s also the job of the head coach, to bring together, to complement, besides being the main person to set the tone. of the team versus the body. language, versus the kinds of things you try to say to players as a team. He is your leader and he does an amazing job.
The Cowboys last won the Super Bowl in 1995, and while it might be too early to start thinking too far, there’s certainly something to be optimistic about. Last season’s 6-10 record was largely down due to injury issues, and McCarthy is hoping that’s not a factor they need to worry about this time around.
Part of McCarthy’s job is to calm expectations and provide a sort of buffer for the press and those who would seek to shake the morale of the Cowboys, and that’s a role he plays well.
“It is absolutely necessary in a leadership position”
Addition of McCarthy.
“I think it’s like all of us, you learn things not only about the game, the preparation part, the performance part, but you definitely have to learn more about yourself. I am a big believer in listening to your own language. I think you are training a different generation today than when I came into the league in the early 90s. I think that is part of the learning process. Again, if you want consistency, you have to have the consistency of leadership. “
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