Thomas J. Grant

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New Cowboys Coach Mike McCarthy on What He’s Looking Forward to in Dallas

He's just starting to get settled.

We were able to grab new Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy for a quick Q&A this afternoon. It literally is one Q and one A. More to come.

Coach, thanks for taking a second to talk to me, and welcome to Dallas. What are you most looking forward to here? Look, if you mention you’re interested in buying a smoker and the guy doesn’t try to get you out of the door with a Green Egg and a three-year warranty, then he’s the sucker, not you. Money’s still money, last I checked. You can’t buy a new Dodge Charger with random acts of kindness. And, listen, it’s worth the money. Damn right it’s worth the money. You want a rack of ribs as tender as your mama giving you a kiss after you skin your knee on the sidewalk, hell, you want a Green Egg. A child could smoke a brisket that would make a man’s mouth water from two towns over with one of those things.

But here is what they won’t tell you and I will, because I’ve smoked enough meat to fill one of Noah’s arks: you don’t need it. The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 22-Inch Smoker doesn’t have a cute name and it sure as sugar cane ain’t nothing to look at. But it’ll get the job done. Oh, yeah, brother, it’ll have your neighbors’ noses poking over the fence like a cartoon bear looking for pies cooling on a windowsill.

Five stars.

Thanks, Coach.

 

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