The Dallas Cowboys suffered a monumental 19-12 loss in their Divisional Round matchup with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Despite a magnificent effort from their defense, holding the 49ers to just 19 points, the failures of highest-paid player Dak Prescott were simply too much to overcome.
Prescott missed routine passes throughout the game, throwing a pair of interceptions.
After the loss, while walking off of the field of Levi Stadium, Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy appeared to shove a camera away from his path.
The camera belonged to Noah Bullard, a reporter for the Dallas Fort Worth news outlet NBC 5. The video of the incident was posted to Twitter.
It can be seen below.
Thank you to everyone that has reached out regarding the Mike McCarthy incident. I can see how the photo appeared like he pushed me but it was more of a hand to the lens. I did meet with coach McCarthy privately in his office and he did apologize. @NBCDFW #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/LuOfPVRqhq— Noah Bullard (@noah_bullard) January 23, 2023
In the post, Bullard provides an update. He claims that McCarthy invited him to his office and personally apologized for the incident.
Needless to say, tempers were flaring after the Cowboys’ loss.
Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones said that he was sickened by what he witnessed in the Sunday loss. In his post-game press conference, he can be quoted as saying…
“Our team is one that could have handled the situations on anything we had tonight,” Jones said. “We came up short. We’re sick. Just sick. Sick.”Jerry Jones after Cowboys defeat on Sunday, January 22nd 2023
Dallas has not been to an NFC Championship game since 1996, the last year that they won the Super Bowl. They have made 12 playoff appearances since ’96, making them the NFL record holder for most playoff appearances without a Championship game appearance.
QB Dak Prescott took responsibility for the loss, claiming that he ‘couldn’t get anything going’ in his postgame interview.
With a $40 million price tag and only two playoff wins in 7 years as a starting QB, it will be interesting to see what the Cowboys decide to do with Prescott.
Rising star running back Tony Pollard exited the game with an apparent leg injury. It has now been confirmed that he suffered a broken fibula.
The San Francisco 49ers will now advance to the NFC Championship against the Philadelphia Eagles which will be played in Philadelphia on Sunday, January 29th at 3 pm.