Cowboys cameraman Mike McCarthy, arms stiff after loss to 49ers

Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy was caught pushing a cameraman out of the way after the team’s 19-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

A photographer from The Associated Press captured the reaction. McCarthy seemed to push the camera aside as he left Levi’s Stadium.

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy shoves a cameraman as he walks off the field after an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California, Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy shoves a cameraman as he walks off the field after an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California, Sunday, January 22, 2023.
(AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

Noah Bullard, the Dallas-area photojournalist on the receiving end of the push, wrote in a tweet that he met McCarthy privately, and the coach apologized.

“Thank you to everyone who reached out regarding the Mike McCarthy incident,” Bullard wrote. “I can see how the photo looked like he was pushing me, but it was more of a hand to the lens. I met Coach McCarthy privately in his office and he apologized.”

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It was a rough night for McCarthy and the Cowboys.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy leaves the field after the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California, Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy leaves the field after the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California, Sunday, January 22, 2023.
(AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

Dak Prescott finished 24 of 37 with 206 passing yards, a touchdown pass, and two interceptions. The team had 282 yards total offense and went 5-for-15 for third.

“Just disappointment,” Prescott said of his performance. “Defense gave us the chance to win this game. They played hard against a very, very good attack, a very good team. It is unacceptable that we only put in the points we made. It starts with me. I have to better. There’s no other way to mitigate it.”

McCarthy admitted that emotions were running high.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy speaks at a press conference following an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California, Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy speaks at a press conference following an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California, Sunday, January 22, 2023.
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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“It’s very tough,” McCarthy said via Yahoo Sports. “In those moments you just have to be real and sincere. … It’s raw in the locker room right now.”

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