The NY Giants have been dominated in recent years by the Dallas Cowboys, going 0-4 against Mike McCarthy with Brian Daboll in charge. However, that doesn't take away from the fact that Dallas has been a total disappointment in the postseason, including this month.
Dallas was favored to beat Green Bay in the Wild Card Round, but they were dominated at home. From early on in the first half of that game, speculation grew that McCarthy would be handed his walking papers by Jerry Jones.
In stunning fashion, McCarthy will return, but come on, he feels like a dead man walking already ahead of the 2024 campaign. McCarthy's latest quote on his '24 return will have Giants fans laughing for a while too:
Mike McCarthy returning as Cowboys head coach if a gift for the Giants
We get it - what else is McCarthy supposed to say? However, there's just no way this team is built to go on a serious postseason run with the way things are looking these days. Against the Packers, the Dallas defense, one of the best in the league, was absolutely torched by Jordan Love.
Love looked like a Pro Bowler, while Dak Prescott had a rough showing. Prescott finished the game with two interceptions, with the worst being his pick-six to Darnell Savage. On that play, Savage read Prescott like a book and jumped right in front of a pass intended for CeeDee Lamb. This had house call written all over it:
As terrible as the Cowboys looked on offense in the first half, the defense couldn't do much of anything either. The Cowboys won the NFC East this year and they looked like serious threats to get back to the Super Bowl for the first time in nearly 30 years. However, they came out flat against Green Bay and that's on the coaching, especially McCarthy.
He'll be on the sidelines for one more year, but Jones is pretty much setting him up for failure already. It's Super Bowl or bust for this team - getting back to the playoffs and winning the division won't cut it. McCarthy loves his team's potential, but major changes are needed if they don't want to be back in the exact same position next year. McCarthy's future very much depends on it.