In a recent interview, McCarthy admitted that he felt his team was "nervous" at the start of the game. He said he felt it during the team's pregame prayer.
Maybe that's just McCarthy trying to cope with how disheartening the loss was. But if he's telling the truth, that really doesn't bode well for the team moving forward.
NFL fans are stunned that McCarthy would admit something like this. And believe that it's further evidence he isn't the right fit for the job.
"This gives me absolutely no confidence McCarthy can ever get us to the super bowl," one Cowboys fan said.
"Nervous, lol. More excuses...he needs to go along with Kellen Moore. And if we cut Coop, I am done. This scheme over player mindset on offense has to change. Kellen please take a Head coaching job.," another fan said.
"Coach is suppose to calm the players. Create the environment for success, even when facing adversity. No excuse," wrote a third.
Mike McCarthy's first year at the helm in Dallas was a 6-10 disaster of a year. But it appeared that he turned the corner after doubling the team's win total in 2021.
However, they looked woefully unprepared to battle the San Francisco 49ers and the result was a 23-17 loss.
McCarthy is going to be dwelling on this one for a while. As will the rest of the team.