Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has emergency surgery Wednesday

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy had emergency surgery on Wednesday.

McCarthy had his appendix removed after being diagnosed with acute appendicitis.

The Dallas Cowboys say that McCarthy had abdominal pain on Wednesday morning and was checked out by the Cowboys medical people.


ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 30: Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Dallas Cowboys talks with a referee on the sidelines during the 2nd quarter of the game against the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium on November 30, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo

The Cowboys coach had surgery to remove his appendix this afternoon and is expected to be released later today.

The team says that McCarthy, 60, anticipates being on the sidelines on Sunday night when the Dallas Cowboys take on the division rival Philadelphia Eagles.

Dallas Cowboys coordinators Dan Quinn and Brian Schottenheimer will run practice until the head coach is able to return.

Quinn spoke to reporters on Wednesday at The Star and said McCarthy didn't look good early in the day.

"Do you think that tough Irishman is going to miss this game?" Quinn said. "Knowing him he'll be online tonight wanting to go through the redzone and third down and everything else. We certainly expect him to be rocking by game day."


McCarthy has been the head coach of the Cowboys since 2020.

He is 39-23 as the Dallas head coach.

His Cowboys teams are 4-3 against the Eagles.

Philadelphia beat Dallas 28-23 in Week 9.

A win on Sunday night would put Dallas in first place in the NFC East based on tiebreakers.