(Part-2) Jerry Jones' thoughts? Positive thinking and loyalty keep Mike McCarthy safe with the Cowboys.

The lens we use to view and evaluate Coach McCarthy is holistic,” Jones added. "While we're all disappointed with Sunday's result and our playoff record, I fully support him as our head coach and ability to reach our goals.

Jones stated, “There is accountability for our results,” in defense of his often-criticized role as club owner and general manager. I take responsibility for our results. “We will review and decide on everything that affects our team and roster.”

The Cowboys' most expensive and, by Jones' admittance, most essential player openly endorsed this choice Sunday. In the aftermath of the team's loss, Dak Prescott's backing of McCarthy was tremendous, whether he believed it or not.

“He’s been amazing,” Prescott said Sunday night. I had my season because of him. This team's success is due to him. This is about winning the Super Bowl. The league and this city have that standard. I understand the questions, but put me on the list.

Jones has always said Prescott fuels the Cowboys. Prescott thrived in the regular season. He led the league in touchdowns a year after leading in interceptions, a reversal he attributes to McCarthy's coaching, which helped quarterback and receivers play together.

Prescott's career-best 105.9 passing rating was second only to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy, who most league observers think has a stronger cast and coach. That helped Prescott defeat Purdy in All-Pro voting, with second-most votes among 50 league voters behind only Baltimore Ravens dual-threat wizard Lamar Jackson.

Prescott said that he “sucked” in the playoff defeat, throwing four interceptions, including a pick 6, but his regular-season output and intelligence at the line of scrimmage demonstrate McCarthy's play-calling and plotting.

After Prescott's comments stirred up the NFL this week, numerous coaches told Yahoo Sports McCarthy was safe. Most assumed a change would only be needed if six-time Super Bowl champion Bill Belichick succeeded McCarthy.

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