The Cowboys can’t afford a letdown before their week 16 meeting vs. the Eagles.
“I really don’t count numbers,” McCarthy told media members last week. “You guys laughed when I first said it, but until you get to 11 wins, it’s [just] great reading for the paper.”
Before the league moved to a 17-game season, that number used to be ten wins, a traditional mile marker of success McCarthy reached in eight of his 12 full seasons in Green Bay (and not coincidentally, reached the postseason each time).
So while 11 wins would be great, let’s carry the hypotheticals a bit further.