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Mike McCarthy Sends Clear Message On Cowboys' Week 4 Opponent

Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys

Last Monday night, the Dallas Cowboys beat the Giants of New York in a pivotal NFC East win. Mike McCarthy's team will try and make it two straight against division opponents this Sunday. 

The Cowboys battle the Commanders of Washington on Sunday. Ron Rivera's squad is coming off 24-8 loss the Eagles of Philadelphia last week. At one point during the game the Commanders trailed Philly 24-0. 

However, McCarthy doesn't believe at all that the Commanders' 24-0 deficit to the Eagles accurately reflects the talent level of that team. 

The Cowboys head coach has high respect for Rivera's team ahead of Sunday's matchup. 

"Mike McCarthy said he didn’t think Washington’s 24-0 deficit midgame last week reflected level of competitiveness. Nor do Cowboys want to go in expecting a repeat of 9 sacks allowed. 'I’m a big believer you’ve got to guard against false confidence,'" McCarthy said, via Jori Epstein. 

The last thing the Cowboys can afford to do is let their guard down vs. the Commanders. Two straight division wins would be huge for Dallas. 

The good news for the Cowboys is Cooper Rush is looking great in his relief role for the team. He has 514 yards passing and two touchdowns with no picks since taking over for Dak Prescott. 

Mike McCarthy, meanwhile, is making sure his players don't take the Commanders for granted this Sunday.