Mike McCarthy calls this “the worst part of the job”

‘Worst part of the job’: Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy talks the emotionally taxing nature of roster cuts – David Moore, DMN

The Cowboys head coach knows what he must do, but it doesn’t mean he likes it.

The Cowboys head coach was dreading what he would now face.

“These are the worst days,’’ McCarthy told reporters Sunday afternoon. “The next 48 hours is clearly the worst part of the job.’’

Roster cuts. The Cowboys and every other team in the NFL must reduce their roster to 53 players by Tuesday afternoon. Some of those decisions began to trickle out Monday night.

This isn’t a difficult exercise from the outside looking in. Defensive tackle Trysten Hill and rookie defensive end Chauncey Golston will go on injured reserve with a chance to return during the season and won’t count against that number. Defensive tackle Neville Gallimore, rookie offensive tackle Josh Ball and tight end Sean McKeon will need to be placed on the initial 53 before being moved quickly to IR to open up spots for players who can help the team early.

McCarthy anticipates all four players on the COVID-19 list will be cleared to return to practice on Thursday, giving the club a few more hours of maneuverability.

Again, the mechanics of getting down to 53 isn’t difficult. But that doesn’t take into account the emotional toll.

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