Love them or hate them, the Dallas Cowboys are always a part of news cycle, even during the offseason.
There’s a constant update regarding the decisions and developments within the team, given that they are one of the more popular NFL franchises.
On-field success may have been difficult, but Forbes estimated the team’s net worth at $6.5 billion, making them the most valuable franchise in the league.
But now, they are in the headlines once again due to a penalty committed during their organized team activity.
Jerry Jones said the Cowboys were penalized for physical OTA practices. A source said coach Mike McCarthy was fined $100k. It’s the second consecutive year the Cowboys have been penalized by the league. The Cowboys will lose a OTA practice next year.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) June 16, 2022
Dallas Morning News journalist Calvin Watkins tweeted, “Jerry Jones said the Cowboys were penalized for physical OTA practices. A source said coach Mike McCarthy was fined $100k. It’s the second consecutive year the Cowboys have been penalized by the league. The Cowboys will lose a OTA practice next year.”
McCarthy Needs To Clean Up His Act
Losing an OTA practice shouldn’t be a big deal because it happens early in the offseason and not all players attend those sessions.
Typically, rookies or free agents who transferred to the squad appear in those days.
However, getting penalized is significant because they could have waited until full contact was allowed.
What difference does it make doing physical practices now?
That’s reserved for training camp wherein about 90 men fight for the final 53 spots on the team’s roster.
They will put their bodies on the line knowing what’s at stake because a good hit can spell the difference between making it or getting cut.
Football is a brutal sport and provisions for non-contact are placed to hopefully reduce injuries.
But then again, McCarthy could not care less about the $100,000.
He might need that money back if Jones ultimately gave up on him.
Unfortunately, he is hanging by a thread as the Cowboys’ head coach with either Kellen Moore or Dan Quinn waiting in the wings.