Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Dallas Cowboys has to undergo surgery on Wednesday. But he wants to be back on the sidelines this weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles
On Wednesday morning, McCarthy complained of acute abdominal pain. An examination led to the diagnosis: acute appendicitis. The 60-year-old has to go under the knife right before the NFC clash against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
The appendectomy will be performed on Wednesday afternoon local time. If everything goes according to plan, McCarthy will be able to leave the hospital the same day. According to a statement from the Cowboys, he is “looking forward to coaching again on Sunday”.
Until McCarthy is able to lead practice again, he will be replaced by Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn and Special Teams Coordinator John Fassel.