SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After the Dallas Cowboys misplaced a 19-12 divisional playoff recreation to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, head coach Mike McCarthy mentioned feelings have been uncooked.
“It’s very robust,” McCarthy mentioned. “In these moments, you simply should be actual and real.
“It’s uncooked within the locker room proper now.”
Feelings have been uncooked, too, because the Cowboys left the Levi’s Stadium discipline. However one incident, a number of individuals acquainted confirmed to Yahoo Sports activities, was misinterpreted.
A photograph of McCarthy approaching the tunnel close to the western finish zone opened questions on whether or not the coach had shoved a Dallas NBC station photojournalist.
NBC 5 Sports activities’ Noah Bullard later tweeted video of the incident to make clear the misunderstanding.
“I can see how the picture appeared like he pushed me,” Bullard tweeted. “However it was extra of a hand to the lens.”
Bullard, like many photographers and videographers in postgame discipline interactions, was inches from McCarthy’s exit path. McCarthy prolonged his proper arm to create space and seemingly hinder the lens. He didn’t make contact with Bullard, nor did Bullard fall from the prolonged hand. Bullard mentioned he bent again when he didn’t have an opportunity to step again however stayed on his toes.
Bullard tweeted, and confirmed to Yahoo Sports activities by textual content, that he and McCarthy met afterward in a dialog through which McCarthy apologized. The 2 met within the coach’s workplace of the visiting locker room, Bullard and a crew spokesman confirmed.
The crew spokesman declined additional remark.
Bullard added that the “incident seems worse on nonetheless images” and he was “completely tremendous.”