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Hangin' with the Boys: What's It like To Be Cut?
Shannon Gross, Nate Newton and Jesse Holley take you behind the scenes and let you know what's it like to be cut from an NFL team.
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Grade Work
The NFLPA put out their annual report cards for each team, so let's break down how the Cowboys fared and discuss a few surprises. But do free agents really pay much attention to them? And it's franchise-tag time. Will the Cowboys be using theirs this time around? Not likely. Will anyone use one on a running back? Not likely. Plus, are we watching the scouting combine?
Hangin' with the 'Boys: People Talking People
A lot of folks have had a lot to say here lately, so we might as well too. Danny White stood up for Dak Prescott but suggested those around him need to get better. Is that true? How about Jimmy Johnson? He stated he's now consulting some with Jerry Jones about the team. Is that a good thing? And what about Micah Parsons? Is what he saying going to sit well in the locker room? Hmm …
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Needing a Thumper
It's time to talk Super Bowl, starting with the quarterbacks. But there is also one key trait both the Chiefs and 49ers had that the Cowboys don't – a guy in the middle of the defensive line who could make play after play. Speaking of defense, Dallas signed a new defensive coordinator. Will Mike Zimmer's tough-nosed style be a good fit with the Cowboys? Plus, comments from Lamb, Emmitt, Micah and more.
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Answer with a Question
Rex Ryan has seemingly entered the mix in the Cowboys' search for a new defensive coordinator. Would a previous head coach be a good fit for Mike McCarthy? Or does that just bring added pressure in what is the final year of his coaching contract? Plus, are there players out there who like what football brings them, but don't like football itself? You bet there are. Oh, and there's a big game coming up.
Hangin' with the 'Boys: All In?
The question may not be will the Cowboys go all in this year, but can they? There's still the little matter of Dak Prescott's contract with CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons on deck as well. Plus, has Dan Quinn been holding the Cowboys hostage? Have they been in limbo while he decides what to do? Plus, Kellen Moore to Philly, thoughts on the championship games and … baldness talk?
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Chasing Ghosts
Are today's Cowboys haunted by the success of the 1990s Cowboys? Does being constantly reminded of past greatness make future greatness difficult? Or is there an automatic sense of entitlement once you've become a Cowboy? Are the best players ready to sacrifice the most? Plus, Mike McCarthy is back as head coach. What are the pros and cons? And is family chatter a sign of bigger issues? As Nate says, "Let's get honest."
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Blow it Up?
When the playoffs come around, a team's weaknesses are magnified. That sure was proven in the Cowboys' loss to the Packers. So what happens now? Should they look at getting a new head coach? How about a new quarterback? Is that even possible? Doe a culture change need to happen (again)? Is there anything that can be done to end this extended run of postseason failures? Time to talk about questions that may not have any good answers.
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Worried We're Not Worried
It seems like the Cowboys have a clear advantage in this upcoming showdown against the Packers, which admittedly makes us a little nervous. So are there any flaws in Dallas' game? After all, playoffs are when the flaws get exposed. Also, is the fact Green Bay is so young help them or hurt them? As Nate says, nobody understands playoff football until you're in playoff football. Plus, keys to the game, predictions and a Happy Birthday to our man Chris!
Hangin' with the 'Boys: NFL Wide Open
Packers running back Aaron Jones has feasted on the Cowboys, but will it be different this time around? Especially without the same offensive line and quarterback? Of course, Jordan Love shouldn't be overlooked, but which is more worrisome, Green Bay's ground game or their aerial attack? Plus, fighting misdirection, putting in new plays, coaching changes around the NFL and, well, some confusing geography.
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Make 'Em Stress
Here come the playoffs and questions again about whether can Dak Prescott win the big games. (The short answer is yes.) Given the season he's had, is this the Dak we've been waiting for? Is he finally meeting expectations? On the other hand, should we be more worried about the Packers defense? They're good enough to make plays but won't dominate. So how should the Cowboys offense attack them? Put on the pressure. Go get them!
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Used To It
Time to look back at our preseason predictions and look forward to what's ahead as well. Will the Cowboys get to the NFC Championship Game? Beyond that? Also, teams have come calling again for Dan Quinn. Does that create any kind of distraction or is this old hat for the players by now? And what about Will McClay? Could the Cowboys' VP of Player Personnel be headed elsewhere? Plus, a couple of celebrity call-ins.
Hangin With the Boys: Ahead of the Pack?
The Cowboys are headed to the playoffs to face Green Bay. What needs to happen to make sure they don't look past the No. 7 seed.
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Get You a Sponsor
Not much to discuss about the game as the Cowboys should take care of business. Instead, let's hear some tales from the locker room with Nate and Jesse. The pregame routines, the pecking order in the trainer's room, the players who were always nice, the few you just didn't want to mess with and … shower head ownership? Plus, the value of finding a coach who will support you. It's some memorable off-the-field talk on this Friday.
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Style Points?
The Commanders are ready to pack it up and go home, so if the Cowboys don't beat them by 20 will they have played a bad brand of football? Do they need to make a statement to erase any doubts heading into the playoffs? Speaking of, there's a mess at the bottom of the NFC as far as team's fighting for position. Who is the biggest worry for the Cowboys among that group? And congrats to the Pro Bowlers, although one player for sure was snubbed.
Hangin' with the 'Boys: The Game Ain't Easy
The Cowboys have two of the best guards in the NFL, so why do they seem to have so much trouble running up the middle? Are they light at center? Are they missing a big, bruising running back? Does Hunter need to be given another chance? Let's ask a former Pro Bowl guard what he thinks about all this. Either way, as we get closer and closer to the playoffs, is more falling onto the shoulders of Dak Prescott?
Hangin' with the 'Boys: A Night to Remember
Nate tells us stories about his night celebrating Jimmy Johnson and being surrounded by teammates, Ring of Honor members, broadcasters and more. But want to know the first thing Jimmy said to him? Plus, are we feeling good about beating Detroit? Or are there still question marks that have us worried? Hey, a win is a win. Also, a couple of familiar faces are getting tryouts. Can they really help this late in the season?
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Story Time with Nate
Nate Newton tells stories from his days with Jimmy Johnson and the crew takes a few fan calls and make their picks for Cowboys vs Lions.
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Think Speed
The crew discuss the two-headed rushing attack and speedy receivers on the Detroit Lions, how the Cowboys defense can keep the ball in Jared Goff's hands, and what to expect from the Jimmy Johnson Ring of Honor induction ceremony.
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Game Faces
The crew discuss the latest Dallas Cowboys news and notes, take a look at the bigger picture going into the playoffs, and welcome Nick Eatman to talk "StoryLine."
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Bang, Bang, Bang
What happened to CeeDee Lamb in the second and third quarters? Why did he disappear from the game plan? Was it Mike McCarthy trying to spread the ball around? Did Dak Prescott not get the reads he wanted? And why aren't we seeing more of Tony Pollard? One of the team's top playmakers only got 13 touches. Plus, when it had to make a stop, the Cowboys defense wasn't good enough.
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Divided
The crew discuss the latest Dallas Cowboys news and notes, the status of Tyron Smith and Zack Martin, take listener calls, and bring in Nick Eatman for the last segment!
Hangin' with the 'Boys: No Angle Advantages
The Dolphins are No. 1 in the NFL in using motion, which is where they beat you. They want you to go horizontally, so they can go vertically. So how do the Cowboys defend that? Jam the receivers? No. Try to stop the running game? Good luck. They got to do what they do best – pressure the quarterback. And, as Nate says, "If you're not going to play smart, you're just wasting everybody's time."
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Attack the Light Box
Like Dallas, the Dolphins defense is at its best when they've got the lead. But is it an even better version? Is this a physical defense or a fast one? Offensively, do the Cowboys need a bounce-back effort from Mike McCarthy and Dak Prescott in their play-calling? Do they have to go after Miami on the ground? Plus, should they let Zack Martin play if he's not 100 percent? Join us as we celebrate Nate's birthday!
Hangin' with the 'Boys: The Little Things
The Cowboys defense has a bunch of pass-rushers. Some of the best, in fact. So how do you get those guys to become strong run-stoppers? Is it up to the coaches? The players themselves? Or does this defense simply need the lead to truly be successful? Plus, Nate shares stories of how he benefited from the locker room leadership of those 1990s Cowboys teams. And hey, let's all enjoy a little Eagles self-hate with our man, Newy Scruggs.
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Back to the Future
The same concerns from the past came back to haunt them in the present with worries about what might happen down the road. Once again, the Cowboys couldn't match their opponent's physical play, especially on defense as the Bills ran wild. Should Dallas have made adjustments? Is it simply a mindset? Or is this only a good defense when it has the lead? And how much of the offensive effort was the fault of the quarterback? Shakin' off the Monday blues (and silvers).