DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Could Mike McCarthy be on the way out of Dallas?
105.3 The Fan's Cowboys' insider Bobby Belt joined Shan and RJ on Monday morning following Dallas' 23-17 Wild Card round loss to the 49ers on Sunday to discuss what he's hearing about McCarthy's future.
"On Friday, I texted ya'll and said 'he's 100-percent back, why are we even talking about this?' I'll say this, I would lean that he's still back. Stephen Jones is a big advocate for Mike McCarthy and believes in him, and has a big say in what goes on here. But, I will say that there are people inside the building who last night we're talking like this could be the end of the road. That there are people there who think this is it and McCarthy will get fired this week. That doesn't mean that it's the majority but that there are at least people who are there with the Cowboys who think that's something that could happen this week.
"And if that happens, where do you go? Are you going to try and get a big fish? Are you going to try and see if Dan Quinn, who is on his way to Denver right now (to speak with the Broncos about being their next head coach), are you going to try and see if you can keep him here and hire him as the head coach? I don't think Kellen (Moore) is an option for them. I think there's a lot of disappointment in the building about how Kellen did things the second half of the season, and how he was unable to respond to dealing (with teams deploying two high safeties against the offense).
"But, I think if this job came open, and you'd offer it to Dan Quinn, I think he'd say 'sorry, Denver, I'm taking this job. But, I know there's a sense from more than one person ... it's multiple people there who think it's a real possibility that Mike McCarthy gets fired this week."
After the game, Jerry Jones refused to comment on McCarthy's future with the team, while McCarthy shrugged off questions about his job status.
“I don’t have any concerns. I’m proud of my football team," McCarthy said.