Michael Irvin blasts Mike McCarthy and Cowboys fan excuses

Michael Irvin. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Michael Irvin. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

NFL Hall of Famer and Cowboys great Michael Irvin isn’t happy with the Cowboys

The Cowboys are 2-6 on the season, and potentially heading towards their seventh loss against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers at AT&T Stadium on Sunday. This is not all their fault, of course, given the injuries to Dak Prescott and on the offensive line. Even in the disgusting NFC East, Dallas faces an uphill battle to contention.

Irvin doesn’t want to hear the excuses, however. Mike McCarthy’s off to a rough start with the Cowboys and Irvin was quick to acknowledge that fact, and put some fans in their place.

“(You judge him) the same way you look at (San Francisco 49ers head coach) Kyle Shanahan and judging him. He’s doing a hell of a job with the injuries he’s had,” Irvin said, via the ‘Shan and RJ show’ on 105.3 the fan. “The same way we look at (Pittsburgh Steelers head coach) Mike Tomlin last year and judged him. He did a hell of a job with his fifth quarterback. That’s what we do, we expect to see something, OK?”

Is McCarthy fully at fault for the Cowboys struggles?

Not totally. It’s McCarthy’s first year on the job and this is the roster he was gifted with. It’s a talented one, but also a group that’s routinely failed to live up to expectations. The culture change will take longer than just a season.

Still, McCarthy is responsible for the hire of Mike Nolan, and the decision to keep Kellen Moore on as OC. Neither has done a productive job thus far, though Moore was dealt of tough hand due to injury.

Irvin doesn’t care about the obstacles: “It’s bad, it doesn’t look good, but let’s see what you got right now,” Irvin said. “It’s a mess. … Let me see you do something in this mess. I don’t care what it is, (do) something to steal a game.”

Beating Pittsburgh would be a perfect way to silence the doubters for at least a few weeks, but that may be too tall of task.

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