Jones: Cowboys' coaching staff has to fix issues during season, not after
It's safe to say Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn't pleased with the coaching staff after last week's disappointing playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Jones expressed frustration Friday with Cowboys coaches and how the team's 2021 season unfolded.
"I don't like this, 'Well we've got to work on this in the offseason. We got to work on this.' I don't go for that," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. "I want those things recognized and addressed after we play Tampa (in Week 1), after the first game, or after we play the sixth game. I don't want to wait until we're sitting here with no season left to address these things we're doing or not doing."
Jones declined to answer whether he's spoken to head coach Mike McCarthy about his status with the team in 2022.
"I'm not going to get into any conversations that I've had with anybody relative to the staff," Jones said. "I understand the interest in it, but there's nothing compelling me. I've got everyone under contract that I want to have under contract, so that's where we are."
Jones said he fully believes Dallas' roster is talented enough to win a Super Bowl, starting with quarterback Dak Prescott.
"It's hard to pinpoint the skill that makes it happen," Jones said. "It's hard to pinpoint that, but Dak Prescott has the skill to make it happen. ... (Running back Ezekiel) Elliott has the skills to make it happen. We've got the offensive line talent to make it happen."
Jones' comments come days after Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he "absolutely" expects head coach Mike McCarthy to remain with the team in 2022.
The Cowboys' home loss to the 49ers in the wild-card round marked their 11th consecutive postseason appearance without reaching the NFC title game. Dallas is 18-15 in two seasons under McCarthy.