The head coach is expected to coach in the matchup against Philadelphia on Sunday; Dan Quinn, Brian Schottenheimer and John Fassel will lead practice, meanwhile
Five days before the most important game of the regular season against Philadelphia Eaglesthe coach of Dallas Cowboys, Mike McCarthywill undergo surgery today after being diagnosed with an acute case of appendicitis, according to the team.
McCarthy experienced abdominal pain Wednesday morning before seeing medical staff at Dallas Cowboys. He is expected to be released from the hospital today and could be back on Sunday.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy undergoes surgery for appendicitis Getty Images
The coordinators of Dallas Cowboys, Dan Quinn, Brian Schottenheimer y John Fasselwill lead the practice while McCarthy, who turned 60 last month, is recovering. His absence complicates game preparation, since he is the one who determines the offensive plays this season, however, he assigns tasks to Schottenheimer and the other offensive coaches.
Los Cowboys They are first in points per game (32.3) and fifth in yards per game (380.4) with McCarthy as in charge of commanding plays. He has a record of 164-100-2 in the regular season and is the fifth winningest active coach.
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In 2021, McCarthy he missed a game visiting New Orleans after testing positive for COVID, and Quinn He was in charge of the responsibilities of head coach.
“The good thing about Mike and the system is that everything is here in its place regarding how we work and what we do from yesterday, today, until game day, and the meetings and calendars,” he said. Quinn. “So, pretty simple that. You take it and run with it. Between me and Brian y Bones, we have it covered and we are ready, we expect a great practice just as it has been prepared. “We’re ready to go out and do it.”
The players were informed of the absence of McCarthy prior to the morning’s light simulation, after he failed to appear at the start of the day meeting. Quinn He said he arrived at The Star at the same time that McCarthyand that the head coach revealed that he was not feeling well.
“As hard as it is, like, ‘I’m going to fight this,’ and then the next thing you know, you’re like, ‘This isn’t good,'” he said. Quinn. “The good thing is that he went to be treated. Good news for him, he heals quickly.”
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