#4. Mike McCarthy’s coaching style
Mike McCarthy received a mulligan after a failed first season as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Trying to implement too many changes during an offseason training program impacted by a worldwide pandemic cost defensive coordinator Mike Nolan his job after a single season, but McCarthy got a pass.
But posting back-to-back disappointing seasons in Dallas would likely place the former Super Bowl-winning head coach on the hot seat. So McCarthy must ensure that this year’s version of America’s Team shows improvement from their previous 6-10 effort.
Having a healthy Dak Prescott under center for all 16-games might be enough to accomplish this. But Cowboy fans will surely want to witness McCarthy using some of that Super Bowl experience both on the practice field and in team meetings on the show. It wouldn’t hurt to see a watermelon smashing session or two.
Hard Knocks could give fans a better appreciation of what exactly McCarthy brings to the table both as a leader and a teacher. This is an opportunity to get a large portion of the fanbase behind him. And McCarthy should try to take full advantage of it.