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Mike McCarthy discusses Dak Prescott, signing free agents, how the offense will operate and more

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The new coach for the Cowboys speaks.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys-Coach Mike McCarthy Press Conference Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Mike McCarthy spoke at the 2020 NFL Combine and discussed all things Cowboys as they prepare their roster for the upcoming season. The Cowboys will report for voluntary workouts starting on April 6th. Here’s what Coach McCarthy had to say.


Coach McCarthy wants you to know that Dak Prescott is their quarterback, without question.

Q: Is Dak Prescott the Cowboys franchise quarterback?

Mike McCarthy: Dak Prescott? Definitely. It’s exactly where we want to be with Dak. I think what’s he’s done speaks for itself. Dak is in a business situation right now, I’ve gone through this with a number of my players in the past, and like anything it’s time to be patient and let the business people work out the business matter.

Coach believes that Prescott can take them to a championship.

In the clip below you can hear McCarthy talk more about Prescott and how he views him, as well his comments about defense getting you to championships and quarterbacks winning them.

The Cowboys will keep most of the terminology on offense.

But, McCarthy is not saying that he will never call plays again.

McCarthy had this to say about the offense and how things will work.

He also had some interesting comments on running backs, ones that will please fans who want to see more of Tony Pollard.

As you would expect a coach to say, McCarthy wants to re-sign as many of the current free agents as the team can.

He was specifically asked about Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb.

Coach discussed his thoughts on building the Cowboys roster in an extended video clip below.

Special teams is also a focus, McCarthy understands that.

Analytics? Did you say analytics? Yes, coach discusses that briefly along with Stephen Jones and Will McClay.