Will Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy Be Fired?

Will Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy Be Fired?

The Dallas Cowboys’ postseason futility continued apace on Saturday night, with the No. 2 seed in the NFC becoming the first team to fall to a seventh seed since the NFL expanded its postseason to 14 teams in 2020. So much for the Cowboys Super Bowl odds. On the heels of Dallas’ 48-32 drumming at the hands of the 9-8 Green Bay Packers, many around the sports world are calling for Mike McCarthy’s job, after the veteran head coach fell to 1-3 in the playoffs with the Cowboys.  

Considering the trigger-happy nature of Cowboys longtime owner Jerry Jones and Dallas’ last conference championship coming 29 years ago and you have the right ingredients for change in Arlington in 2024, despite a 12-5 mark in the regular season. 

That’s why BetTexas.com broke down some hypothetical odds on whether McCarthy will be the latest Dallas head coach to find themselves on the firing line, after the Cowboys’ latest postseason flop against the Packers.   

Odds Mike McCarthy Will Be Fired

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 These odds are hypothetical from BetTexas.com and will not be on any Texas betting apps.

Will McCarthy Be Fired In 2024?

The odds say that McCarthy is more likely than not to be fired before the start of the 2024 NFL season, with several media outlets reporting that the 60-year-old veteran head coach has a single season left on his five-year contract with the club.  

Throw in the fact that Jones has fired four head coaches since the dawn of the 21st century, with McCarthy’s predecessor (Jason Garrett) being the only one to make it longer than four seasons and you have the rationale behind our thinking that the fourth year Dallas head coach is on borrowed time. That’s why we give McCarthy much better odds (-125) of being fired this offseason, compared to the chance that he returns for a fifth season come 2024 (+125).  

If McCarthy is fired, he’ll be the eighth NFL head coach to lose their job in the past few months. The Washington Commanders, Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Chargers, Carolina Panthers and Las Vegas Raiders also chose to change directions, with the final three teams doing so in the midst of the regular season.

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Christopher Boan is a writer with BetTexas.com, covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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