DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys COO Stephen Jones said Monday on 105.3 The Fan that Mike McCarthy will be back as the team's head coach next season.
"There will be absolutely no change with coach McCarthy. I am surprised someone would question these unprecedented situations that everybody's been in," Jones said on the K&C Masterpiece. "On top of that, no one's making excuses, but we've had some challenges in the injury category. If you look at his track record, and his pedigree, he's consistently won year-in-and-year out. We have the utmost confidence this ship is going to be righted quickly. Mike's going to be the leader of this group. He's, certainly, a great head coach. I think we're going to see that going forward. He's accomplished a lot, and he's going to accomplish a lot more before it's all said and done."
Jones comments came just one day after Ian Rapoport reported on “NFL GameDay Morning” that McCarthy’s job is considered safe, however, one source told him “something has to change.”
While injuries have certainly taken their toll on the team, particularly the offense, the Cowboys defense under Mike Nolan has been the team’s biggest flaw, leaving the defensive coordinator as the person to keep an eye on, per Rapoport.
Despite Sunday's win over the lowly Bengals, the Cowboys still have the worst record in the NFC East at 4-9.