Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, who was hired to replace Jason Garrett this past offseason, says that he has one goal in mind for the Cowboys, and that is to win a Super Bowl.
“I think conversation like that frankly, respectfully, is nonsense,” McCarthy said, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. “If you’re not trying to win the Super Bowl, I don’t know what you’re even doing in this business.”
“I think that’s what every team starts their offseason with. The ones that don’t want to talk about it, they’re probably just trying to underpromise, overachieve. But I’ve always been very up front about it with every team I’ve ever coached: We’re in this to win a championship. Make no bones about it.”
Due to the coronavirus, McCarthy has had a bit of a late start to getting with his team during his first year at the helm, and had to wait until late July to be around his new team.
“We’re all in a pandemic. Every coach is coaching in this training camp environment,” McCarthy said. “The players are doing a great job with the COVID challenge, and it’s going to be a long, long year, and it’s going to be a huge challenge to get that championship. That’s the reality of it. But at the end of the day, we’re on Install 6, so we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
McCarthy certainly has the resume, winning a Super Bowl as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, who happened to win Super Bowl XLV at the Cowboy’s AT&T Stadium.