The San Francisco 49ers have been a thorn in the side of head coach Mike McCarthy.
While the Dallas Cowboys have lost two consecutive playoff games against the 49ers, McCarthy’s issues with the team pre-date his time with the Cowboys.
His playoff woes date back to his time as a head coach for the Green Bay Packers.
It was with them where McCarthy first ran into the 49ers in playoff games.
While it was a completely different team, the results have always been the same.
After Sunday’s loss, he’s now 0-4 against the 49ers in the NFL playoffs.
Mike McCarthy is now 0-4 vs. the 49ers in the playoffs as a head coach.
Tied for the most losses all-time vs. a single team in the postseason 😬 pic.twitter.com/wODTqq43Nm
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 23, 2023
However, the irony of this pitfall of McCarthy’s is how he’s tied the postseason record of another Cowboys head coach.
His fourth postseason loss to the 49ers puts him in a tie with Tom Landry, who went 0-4 against the Los Angeles Rams in playoff games.
Landry was the Cowboys head coach from 1960 to 1988.
During his time with the Cowboys, he led the team to two Super Bowl titles.
However, it doesn’t appear like McCarthy will head down the path of greatness which Landry did during his time with the Cowboys.
His consistent issues with one team will continue to be a downfall in his coaching career.
While his team kept this game close, the execution of some players put the team in trouble early.
But it was also questionable play calling which hurt the team a few times during the game.
Until he makes some improvements, he will continue to have one bad historical fact on his record.