Mike McCarthy Hints At Super Bowl Aspirations For Cowboys When Discussing Dak Prescott

Mike McCarthy and Dak Prescott

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We’ve already seen some big changes for the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, as the front office is re-tooling the roster in the hopes of improvement.

Well, from the sounds of it, head coach Mike McCarthy has big aspirations for the 2023 season. He hinted at them when discussing goals for Dak Prescott.

According to Sports Illustrated, McCarthy claims, “my goal is for Dak to play 20 games next year. If he plays 20 games next year, obviously we’ll be right where we want to be.”

The funny thing about that quote is that the NFL season is 18 weeks long, with each team playing 17 games.

With that in mind, Mike McCarthy has to be insinuating the Cowboys will clinch the number one seed in the NFC and make a run for the Super Bowl.

To be fair, if Prescott were to play 20 games, then, yeah, that would be an ideal situation for Dallas. Any team will be where they want to be if they play 20 games (not including the preseason, of course).

But if that’s the case, Mike McCarthy clearly hopes to overcome the years of disappointment in Dallas and finally make a Super Bowl appearance since 1995.

It’ll be interesting to see if the Cowboys can follow up on that. The wide receiver room isn’t quite where it needs to be.

Additionally, most of the improvements the front office has made this offseason have been on the defensive side of the ball.

The NFL Draft is right around the corner, so maybe Mike McCarthy and Jerry Jones will acquire more offensive talent then.

Even so, it appears the Cowboys have their sights set on the Super Bowl. The question is, can they actually achieve this goal?