Mike McCarthy held his usual morning press conference, but the content was anything but usual. Instead of questions about the players or how the team is progressing and the like, the kind of stuff you usually hear at these press conferences, it was all about what is happening right now in the arena of social justice. Every question pertained to what is happening with the sports boycotts by certain teams, the Cowboys plans around that, and his own personal feelings on the subject.
Instead of recapping that ourselves, we’ll bring together some of the tweets from the local reporters that capture the feeling of what was discussed. At this time, the Cowboys are going ahead with today’s practice, but McCarthy did say that the players would have discussions and did not rule out future actions by the team. He noted that he had not spoken to Jerry Jones recently so he doesn’t know what the owner’s thoughts are on the current situation.
Mike McCarthy spoke before taking questions at his press conference, stressing how disturbed he is by recent events.— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) August 27, 2020
“I have to be honest,” he said. “It’s hard to sit here & to think I have to talk about football today, especially w/ everything that’s going on in our country.”
Mike McCarthy says the Cowboys are having ongoing conversations about the events in Kenosha and the actions of the other sports leagues, but they will practice today. They will continue to have dialog today.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 27, 2020
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy: "These times are unprecedented. Things need to change. I grew up in a home of public safety, but I just don't understand why it keeps happening. I think I'm like everybody else, I don't have the answers, but things need to change."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 27, 2020
Mike McCarthy: It’s definitely difficult, Kenosha, Wisconsin is obviously south of Milwaukee and spent a lot of time on the phone the last couple of evenings. It’s definitely concerning. Having friends and family back there. These times are unprecedented. Things need to change.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) August 27, 2020
Mike McCarthy says the Cowboys plan to practice today after having Wednesday off. The leaders talked about the issues on Wednesday. But he said it's hard to focus on football.— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) August 27, 2020
"We got major, major issues in our society that need to be addressed. Things need to change.” https://t.co/ZJdi4kkVDQ
Again, the Cowboys will be practicing today.