Different year, same-old Dallas Cowboys.
Or should we say, same-old Mike McCarthy?
Whatever the case, the fact is that McCarthy, Dak Prescott, and the Cowboys confirmed what most people thought of them again, as usually happens every season.
The Cowboys reached the NFC Divisional round after annihilating the 8-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road, with Prescott looking like a franchise QB.
Then, they were held to 12 points by a better team and a better coach, with Dak looking like he fleeced Jerry Jones with that massive deal he signed a couple of years ago.
Notably and normally, frustration arose within the Cowboys’ players and the staff, and it was evident when McCarthy seemingly shoved a photographer on his way off the field.
Needless to say, fans called the coach out for that, as the photographer was only doing his job, and a guy in his position should have a little more decorum than that.
That’s why Noah Bullard — the said photographer, took to social media to clear the air, stating that McCarthy just put his hand on the lens and he did not shove him:
“Thank you to everyone that has reached out regarding the Mike McCarthy incident. I can see how the photo appeared like he pushed me but it was more of a hand to the lens. I did meet with coach McCarthy privately in his office and he did apologize,” the photographer tweeted.
Thank you to everyone that has reached out regarding the Mike McCarthy incident. I can see how the photo appeared like he pushed me but it was more of a hand to the lens. I did meet with coach McCarthy privately in his office and he did apologize. @NBCDFW #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/LuOfPVRqhq
— Noah Bullard (@noah_bullard) January 23, 2023
It definitely doesn’t seem that way in the footage, but McCarthy should’ve known better than this, regardless of if he didn’t shove the guy out of his way.
Also, it’s not like he’s in jeopardy of losing his job or anything, as Jerry Jones recently reaffirmed his commitment to McCarthy ahead of next season, as crazy as that may seem.