Green Bay Packers fans have seen this plenty of times: A Mike McCarthy-led team losing early in the playoffs.
The Dallas Cowboys have now seen this happen two years in a row, and both times at the expense of the San Francisco 49ers. In the Divisional Round game on Sunday, the 49ers edged the Cowboys, 19-12, and Mike McCarthy once again was at the center of the discussion.
The game was rough from start to finish for the Cowboys’ offense, and the final play was one of the most bizarre plays we have ever seen on a football field.
The Cowboys end their season in spectacular fashion… pic.twitter.com/HlsvE6RQEH
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 23, 2023
Who knows what was going on there, but it ended the Cowboys’ season and sent them home earlier than many expected.
After the loss, Packers fans wasted no time ripping McCarthy apart for yet another early playoff exit.
I love Mike McCarthy, but I don't know how you call this BS and keep your job. This is the dumbest play I've ever seen. 😂 pic.twitter.com/nQu4o0bG1j
— J.J. Lahey 🧀 Packers Talk (@JJLahey) January 23, 2023
Mike McCarthy trying to go for huge chunk yardage with over 3-and-a-half minutes left and three timeouts. Packers fans are feeling nostalgic right now.
— Myke (@MikeWehner) January 23, 2023
The ole Mike McCarthy clock management
— Eric Meyerchick (@EricMeyerchick) January 23, 2023
I’m soooo confident if anyone else was the head coach in the 2014 NFCCG we win it. Mike McCarthy aided in all of the Packers choke jobs. The fact the Packers over came it in 2010 is insane.
— AB (@agayeyou) January 23, 2023
Dear Cowboys fans,
Re: Mike McCarthy
We told you.
— Dave Feeley (@dfeeley413) January 23, 2023
Packers fans seeing Mike McCarthy's clock management. pic.twitter.com/pHMG29NbZA
— Ken Fang — Very Asian (@fangsbites) January 23, 2023
Cowboys punting down 7 with 2 minutes left in the game is a classic Mike McCarthy move
— Temporary 49ers Fan (@SadPackersFan) January 23, 2023
The quarterback is choking and Mike McCarthy’s game management are sloppy at best. It’s like the Packers made the playoffs after all.
— Mike Cole (@MikeColeNESN) January 23, 2023
Wouldn’t be the Cowboys without a heartbreaking playoff loss. Not much different than being a Packers fan and now their fans get the full Mike McCarthy experience.
— Ian 😇 🧀 (@angelsfan270) January 23, 2023
It was a familiar sight for Packers fans everywhere, and the 49ers are moving on while the Cowboys enter the offseason with question marks once again.
McCarthy moves to 1-2 in the postseason during his time in Dallas, and the second time in a row that the 49ers ended his season.
There is a chance that McCarthy is fired as the head coach — even more so with Sean Payton hanging around and looking for a job.
However, Jerry Jones stated after the loss that McCarthy’s job is safe, although you never know with the way Jerry Jones operates.
Another year and another Mike McCarthy loss in the playoffs due to poor clock management and underperforming. This is nothing new for Packers fans.