Mike McCarthy was fined $100,000; Dallas Cowboys were docked 2023 OTA due to violations of practice rules

Mike McCarthy was fined $100,000; Dallas Cowboys were docked 2023 OTA due to violations of practice rules

DALLAS — This is the second consecutive year. Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones, Jerry Jones' general manager, and owner of McCarthy Sports Management Inc. reported that Mike McCarthy was penalized for violating offseason practice rules.

McCarthy was penalized $100,000 and the Cowboys were barred from an organized team activity in 2023 due to their holding of practices that were too physical for the NFL. The organization was not penalized, as in 2021.

McCarthy was given a $50,000 fine and the Cowboys were issued a $100,000 fine. The Cowboys also had their OTA taken away for the same reasons. Dallas was among three teams that were fined in 2021 for practicing violations. San Francisco 49ers Kyle Shanahan, the coach, was fined $50,000; the organization was fined $100,000 Jacksonville Jaguars Urban Meyer was also fined $100,000 and the two were each fined $200,000

McCarthy reduced the Cowboys mandatory minicamp from three practices to one, but it did not affect the penalty. The Cowboys had a Topgolf event on Wednesday to build team spirit. On Thursday, veterans were allowed to work as a break while rookies met with coaches for their final weight-lifting session.

McCarthy stated that he believes the most important thing about minicamp is having a starting and a finish line. McCarthy was asked why he had cut short the camp. Today's focus was on the rookies. They had the opportunity to lift their last weight for the week, have a lot of time with their coordinators and assistant coaches, and then really focus on the five-week plan. All that we had hoped to accomplish in the offseason has been accomplished. Now, the focus is on their five-week individual plans.

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