Has Mike McCarthy improved with the Dallas Cowboys?

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy
Coach Mike McCarthy talks with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during a break in the second half during the Green Bay Packers 31-23 loss to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.Packlions 32ofx Wood /

Has Mike McCarthy actually gotten better since joining the Dallas Cowboys?

While a lot of the success is up to the talent, their positional coaches, or particular coordinators – you can’t go on here without, at least, mentioning the head coach. Yes, Mike McCarthy.

Though McCarthy has a Super Bowl ring to his name, a ton of people will tell you that most of his success in Green Bay was Aaron Rodgers being Aaron Rodgers regardless of his head coaching. Some of that may be true.

McCarthy is a coach who hasn’t always received high marks for his use of timeouts or time management. Some of those same warts looked as if they would rear their ugly heads to begin this latest Cowboys season as well.

Though you could point to certain instances in the 2020 season, he wasn’t terrible considering the scenario. But, you also can’t get a great read based on him not having the franchise quarterback. As this season continued to progress though, can I dare to say that McCarthy actually seems to not be all that terrible?

Listen, he hasn’t been great this season. However, he hasn’t been as horrendous as he could have been. He hasn’t killed Dallas. In fact, he’s actually shown how he’s helped get them to where they are.