Analytics is only a tool. Those of us who work in the Mental Health field know this. Empirical evidence in and of itself doesn’t do anything but inform you of how to practice, whether you’re a Psychologist or Bettor.
McCarthy is too conservative generally, which is why he was fired in Green Bay. In those handful of plays he needed to be aggressive, he was conservative. That is what he is.
The Rams won the game as much as McCarthy lost it by staying true to their edict.
If the Rams had lost that game, it would have told me more about them than the Cowboys.