Mike McCarthy’s debut season with the Dallas Cowboys could not have gotten off to a more disastrous start, but one of his former players attempted to put a positive spin on recent unflattering reporting about the already-embattled head coach.
The Cowboys have stumbled out of the gate to the tune of a 2-4 record, and a report in which anonymous players on the team blasted McCarthy and his coaching staff has only made things worse.
Reporting by Jane Slater of NFL Network is nothing short of damning for McCarthy.
#Cowboys players initially bought into keeping things internal. Now as they sit 2-4 the discontent is leaking out. On the coaching staff “totally unprepared. They don’t teach. They don’t have any sense of adjusting on the fly.” Another “they just aren’t good at their jobs”— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) October 20, 2020
McCarthy has come out and addressed the troubling allegations amid the Cowboys' inauspicious start after the bombshell reporting surfaced Tuesday, and Aaron Rodgers — who of course has a long history with the coach from their time together with the Green Bay Packers — reacted to the emerging firestorm in Big D.
Making his weekly appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers pointed out that despite their woeful start, the Cowboys are nevertheless in first place in the putrid NFC East.
"As far as I know what the facts are today.. They're in 1st place in the division. 1st place in any division regardless of the record assures you a home playoff game.— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 20, 2020
We won our division in 2013 at 8-7-1"@AaronRodgers12 on Mike McCarthy & Dallas #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/CTJ5iLt93q
Rodgers went on to castigate the Cowboys players who chose to air their grievances anonymously.
“You never want those unnamed sources to come out. I think that’s some chickens–t,” Rodgers added.
The relationship between Rodgers and McCarthy soured toward the end of their partnership in Green Bay, but it sounds like the Packers star isn’t about to kick his former head coach when he’s already down.