Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Dallas Cowboys is prepared for the team’s crucial Week 14 “Sunday Night Football” home game against the Philadelphia Eagles, having undergone an emergency appendectomy a few days prior.
McCarthy need surgery earlier this week to remove his appendix. McCarthy anticipates being on the sidelines for the game on Sunday at AT&T Stadium, despite the health scare and the need for surgery on Wednesday.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy back at The Star today after having surgery for acute appendicitis on Wednesday.
“I’m feeling great. … I anticipate everything staying normal come Sunday night.”https://t.co/LYoaaky1jA
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 8, 2023
McCarthy was at home and anticipated to rejoin the team on Friday, according to Machota’s report from Thursday night. That proved to be precisely the case.
Mike McCarthy looks to keep going strong
McCarthy and the Cowboys have a 9-3 record going into their game on Sunday. The Cowboys would tie for first place in the NFC East and split the season series with a win over the Eagles. In the event that the 49ers of San Francisco fall to the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas and Philadelphia would also be tied for the first seed in the conference.
McCarthy, sixty, is currently in his fourth season as a member of the Cowboys. After Dallas finished 6-10 in 2020 due to a horrific ankle fracture that kept him out of the final 11 games, McCarthy guided the team to back-to-back 12-win seasons in 2021 and 2022.
McCarthy has seen a great deal of success in Dallas throughout the regular season, but his legacy will always be determined by the team’s postseason performance. McCarthy’s postseason record as the head coach of the Cowboys is 1-2, a far cry from his incredible 10-8 record as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers.