NFL penalizes Dallas Cowboys, Mike McCarthy for violating rules

This makes two years in a row

According to reports, the NFL has fined Mike McCarthy and penalized the Dallas Cowboys after they broke rules during OTAs during the current offseason.

McCarthy has reportedly been fined $100,000 and the Cowboys have been docked an organized team activity for 2023 for holding practices that were deemed by the NFL to be “too physical.”

NFL comes down on Dallas Cowboys, Mike McCarthy for violating rules

This is the second year in a row that Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has been fined by the NFL for violating rules regarding offseason practices.

In 2022, McCarthy was fined $50,000 and the Cowboys were fined $100,000 (and had an OTA taken away this offseason) for the exact same reason.

From ESPN:

McCarthy cut the Cowboys’ mandatory minicamp down from three practices to one this week, but that did not have to do with the penalty. The Cowboys held a team-building event at Topgolf on Wednesday, and the veterans were excused from work Thursday while the rookies met with coaches and had their final weight-lifting session.

“I think the biggest thing is you have a starting line and finish line and I just felt like we crossed the finish line, particularly with the veterans,” McCarthy said when asked why he cut the minicamp short. “And really today’s focus was just really spending final time with the rookies. I think they had their opportunity to get their final lift in for this week, spend a bunch of individual time with the coordinators and assistant coaches and really frankly focus on the five-week plan that’s in front of them. Everything we wanted to accomplish in the offseason was completed, and really the focus turns to their individual five-week plan.”

It is interesting that the Cowboys organization was not fined this time around, especially considering they broke the same rule for the second year in a row.


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