Mike McCarthy is fine with the Dallas Cowboys going for a fake punt down by four to the Washington Football Team on Thursday.
The Cowboys’ failed play came in the fourth quarter in the eventual 41-16 loss, which could end up costing them the NFC East race down the line.
But according to McCarthy, it was a “solid play.”
“You won’t get anywhere if you’re thinking about negatives all the time,” McCarthy said, via NFL Media’s Jeremy Bergman. “Obviously it was a solid play call, it’s a good play design. Their gunner made a good play, came off of it. He put us in a high-low read for Cedrick (Wilson).
“You never convert them obviously if you don’t call them and if you don’t believe in them. I clearly understood the situation when it was called.”
The loss put Dallas at the bottom of the NFC East division.