- The Dallas Cowboys had another season end in disappointment on Sunday.
- Due to this, there has been speculation about the future of head coach Mike McCarthy.
- McCarthy, however, seems quite confident that he’ll be returning.
Unfortunately for Dallas Cowboys fans, Mike McCarthy — and the team’s ownership — still believes in Mike McCarthy.
Speaking to reporters following the Cowboys postseason exit at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers — the Cowboys lost at home in the Wild Card round matchup by a score of 23-17 — the 58-year-old former Green Bay Packers head coach addressed the speculation surrounding his future with the team and sounded quite confident that he’ll be returning next season.
“I understand what goes on here every day. I know how to win. I know how to win in this league. I know how to win playoff games. I know how to win a championship,” McCarthy said.
“So I have great confidence in that. What we’ve built here in two seasons, I feel very good about, and I think with that you just stay true to that. The hard part is the personal. We all have kids, so that’s the part that I don’t like. I would hope people are respectful to that.”
McCarthy’s comments come after Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones, who was asked earlier this week about his future with the team, said that he’s “absolutely very confident” that McCarthy will remain in the role of head coach next season.
One member of the Cowboys’ coaching staff that seems unlikely to return, though, is defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who is widely expected to be hired as a head coach elsewhere. According to reports, Quinn has interviews lined up with the Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, and Minnesota Vikings.