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Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy on Rams game: 'None of us are losers'

The season is still young, but Mike McCarthy’s team is already very familiar with how to get through.

The Cowboys lost star quarterback Dak Prescott to a thumb injury in Week 1. Most expected their season to collapse once Cooper Rush would take over for the foreseeable future. Dallas hasn’t lost since then.

This unexpected success naturally instills confidence in the team.

McCarthy was asked Thursday if he had ever used point spread as an incentive strategy.

“I don’t know if I ever had one,” McCarthy replied. “Ah, no, yes, I have. What’s this week?”

When watching the Cowboys-Rams game this Sunday, Dallas finished with a 5.5 The strengths are at the underdogs Thursday, according to DraftKings Sportsbook — McCarthy’s confidence was on full display.

“We’re the losers?” McCarthy asked, drawing laughter from members of the media present. “We’re fine. Okay. Just wrote my Saturday night speech. I’m fine.

” I’ve never used it, but I just want to say: we’re nobody In bad situation. So if you need a quote. “

Dallas had plenty of reasons to give up earlier in the year. The Cowboys lost left tackle Tyron Smith before the season, then saw Prescott pull out with a thumb injury needed Surgery. The most anticipated return of offensive firepower to a team that will be the NFL’s top offense in 2021 seems to have evaporated — at least on paper.

Instead, Rush Played well. The Cowboys have figured out a way to move the football with two guards rushing, Ezekiel Elliott doing the traditional dirty work, Tony Pollard picking up chunks of yards with his burst. Rush vs. the quintessential bench Receivers show rapport with Noah Brown also speeding up with CeeDee Lamb. Michael Gallup’s return from a knee injury has only increased their chances of winning, and his first game back from ACL surgery last weekend The touchdown proved it.

Most importantly, Dallas won because of its defense. The Cowboys were once again playing at a high level on that side of the football, ranking No. 1 in scoring Three, sixth in pass defense and seventh overall. They harassed every opposing passer they faced, tied for second in sacks, and second-year linebacker Mika Parsons — Defensive Rookie of the Year –Looks like a real star.

Complementary football is winning Dallas. The Cowboys face a struggling Rams offense on Sunday that is protecting the horses Hugh Stafford’s side has serious problems – could set the stage for another win in Dallas.

With all of this in mind, it’s easy to see why McCarthy has confidence. He’s far Not Unique – Even if the sportsbook says otherwise.



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