Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy apologizes for postgame incident

A digicam operator says Mike McCartney didn’t shove him out of the way in which Sunday night time following the Dallas Cowboys’ season-ending loss to the San Francisco 49ers, despite the fact that a broadly circulated picture appeared to point out the Cowboys coach doing simply that.“I can see how the picture appeared like he pushed me but it surely was extra of a hand to the lens,” Noah Bullard, a photojournalist for NBC 5 Sports activities in Dallas-Fort Price, tweeted late Sunday night time.The picture of the incident, taken by Josie Lepe for the Related Press, exhibits McCarthy together with his proper arm absolutely prolonged and his hand protecting the lens and Bullard leaning backward whereas holding the digicam.Bullard’s tweet included the footage his digicam shot on the time, which appears to substantiate that little to no pressure was utilized by McCarthy onto the digicam.Bullard additionally wrote that “I did meet with coach McCarthy privately in his workplace and he did apologize” after the incident.It is smart that McCarthy can be in no temper to be filmed following his crew’s 19-12 loss to the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The Cowboys haven’t gained a divisional playoff sport since 1995, and McCarthy needed to have identified that plenty of his choices already have been being second-guessed on social media and elsewhere.A few of McCarthy’s calls underneath scrutiny embody: punting from the San Francisco 40 on fourth-and-5 with the rating 9-9 halfway via the third quarter; choosing a subject purpose from the San Francisco 25 on fourth-and-eight with the rating 16-9 with 11:03 remaining within the fourth quarter; and punting from the Dallas 18 on fourth-and-10 with the rating 19-12 with simply over two minutes remaining (Dallas did have all three timeouts remaining). Additionally, there was the Cowboys’ much-mocked remaining play of the sport, which went nowhere after showing doomed from the beginning.Nonetheless, shove or not, McCarthy does come off as an enormous child for making an attempt to forestall Bullard from doing his job. However at the least he apologized.