Mike McCarthy is stunned to learn that a No. 5 seed is an underdog on the road against a No. 2 seed.
The Dallas Cowboys coach seemed surprised to learn that his team is not favored to beat the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday.
On his weekly appearance on the “Shan and RJ” show on 105.3 The FAN on Friday, McCarthy was pointed out that his Cowboys are four-point underdogs.
“So we’re the underdog?” asked McCarthy. He was then told about the four-point spread. “By four o’clock? Wow. Okay.”
The head coach then tried to explain.
“We are very confident, I think there is an underdog in all of us,” he said. “As you thrive and strive through this business –“
He stopped, admitted he was holding back, then said he agreed with Micah Parsons’ comments earlier this week about embracing the underdog role.
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PointsBet, our betting partner, currently has a four point spread in favor of San Francisco, with a moneyline of 49ers -200, Cowboys +165.
Only time will tell if the head coach’s reaction will be justified or if it will become yet another classic McCarthy reaction.
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