Is Mike McCarthy on the hot seat in Dallas?
No, and nor should be, according to Jerry Jones.
The ever-passionate Cowboys owner defended his head coach Tuesday morning during a testy interview on KRLD-FM’s “Shan and RJ” show. Jones, clearly aggravated when host Shan Shariff asked whether the 2-5 Cowboys have a leadership void, did his best to squash any talk of Dallas considering a coaching change.
“Well, shut up and let me answer. No,” Jones said, as transcribed by USA TODAY’s Jori Epstein. ” … You’re not asking me that. I gave you the answer. When I go into the locker room, there’s no leadership void in my eyes. Now, that’s your answer. Let’s move on.”
Here are more of Jones’ remarks:
And here’s an audio clip from the interview:
Considering how long Jones stubbornly refused to move on from Jason Garrett, we tend to believe his defense of McCarthy is genuine.
However, he soon might be forced into a change of heart. All indications are that some Cowboys players aren’t in love with the McCarthy-led coaching staff.