Hangin' with the Boys
Hangin' with the Boys
Hangin' with the Boys: Get While The Gettin's Good
Mar 21, 2023
Moves here, moves there, moves everywhere. What does Brandin Cooks bring to the offense besides speed? Could Ezekiel Elliott have made a push to come back? Why did Dalton Schultz wind up in Houston? And with their remaining money, should the Cowboys work out extensions for CeeDee Lamb or Trevon Diggs?
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Money, Money, Money
Mar 14, 2023
Players are coming and going. Have the Cowboys suffered any big losses yet? Are they starting to grow desperate for linemen and receivers? And why are salaries such a competition? Wouldn't it be better to sign for less with a winning team than get bigger dollars with a struggling one? Plus, is Micah Parsons sending a message?
Hangin' with the Boys: Where Are We Running?
Mar 07, 2023
The Cowboys have slapped the franchise tag on Tony Pollard, but was it the right move? And now what do they do with Ezekiel Elliott? Is a low-ball offer disrespectful? Or do you put that decision on him? And will all of these offensive changes affect Dak Prescott? It's a tough business, this football.
Hangin' with the Boys: Combine, Contracts, Coaches
Feb 28, 2023
Does the Scouting Combine carry the same weight as it used to? What are the teams and players getting out of it? Plus, the franchise tag deadline is fast approaching. Should the Cowboys use it on Tony Pollard now that he's coming off an injury? And let's take a look at Mike McCarthy's new offensive coaching staff.
Hangin' with the Boys: Love 'Em or Leave 'Em
Feb 14, 2023
We kick off the show with our thoughts on the Super Bowl and how Dallas might stack up against the Chiefs and Eagles. Then, since it's Valentine's Day, let's go through the Cowboys' free agents and see who they should consider keeping and who they should perhaps break up with. Is it time to get aggressive in this free agency game?
Hangin' with the Boys: 85 Percent
Feb 03, 2023
If we can expect 85 percent of the roster back next season, how can the Cowboys take that next step and get better? Will they finally sign a big free agent? Will it fall on the new coaches to bring improvement? Also, Mike McCarthy will now be calling plays. Does he have the personnel in place to rework the team's offense?
Hangin' with the Boys: Better Be That
Jan 24, 2023
There's great discussion going on here today! Do the Cowboys need more talent around Dak Prescott? Or does the quarterback need to just be better? And if so, how does he get better? Does he need a new voice in his ear, a Dak Whisperer? His career may now be at a critical point. It's time for the Cowboys to help him reach that next level one way or the other.
Hangin' with the Boys: Stop the Excuses
Jan 23, 2023
Don't come with the "What Ifs?" here. What if Dak Prescott hadn't thrown two more interceptions? What if Tony Pollard didn't get injured? What if Trevon Diggs had hauled in that interception? The facts are the facts and the hurt is real. The Cowboys couldn't rise to the occasion and get the job done.
Hangin' with the Boys: It's Dak's Time!
Jan 20, 2023
Can the Cowboys get their running game going? Can they slow the 49ers ground game down? Micah Parsons is ready to battle Trent Williams, but how much should he? And does the team's fortunes rest on the shoulders of their quarterback? Plus, our man Nate talks offensive line and getting mean in the trenches. It's go time!
Hangin' with the Boys: Four-Quarter Street Fight
Jan 19, 2023
What's the main thing this Dallas defense has to do against the 49ers? Tackle. They're going to be physical, time for you to be physical too. Beat them at theirs. And who should we worry about most on San Francisco's offense? Could it be … the tight end? Plus, another matchup we're looking forward to – Parsons vs. Williams. Delicious!
Hangin' with the Boys: A Different Beast?
Jan 18, 2023
As Mike Tyson said, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." Can Dak Prescott and the offense keep it rolling against the league's No. 1 defense? How big of a factor must the running game be in order for the Cowboys to be successful? And it's going to be Tyron Smith vs. Nick Bosa? That's the heavyweight bout we want to see!
Hangin' with the 'Boys: Feeling Proud
Jan 17, 2023
Proud of Dak Prescott, that is. After one of the worst games of his career just the week before, the Dallas quarterback had one of the best performances in team history in the playoff win over the Buccaneers. But he had plenty of help on both sides of the ball. It's a big, BIG, victory Tuesday after the Cowboys take care of business in Tampa.Proud of Dak Prescott, that is. After one of the worst games of his career just the week before, the Dallas quarterback had one of the best performances in team history in the playoff win over the Buccaneers. But he had plenty of help on both sides of the ball. It's a big, BIG, victory Tuesday after the Cowboys take care of business in Tampa.
Hangin' with the Boys: Down to the QBs
Jan 13, 2023
Can Dak Prescott take his game to another level? Can the Cowboys disrupt Tom Brady's timing? The key to winning this game might just come down to the guys behind center. And can the Cowboys do more with the run game than just slam it up the middle? Please? Things will be different come Monday night. We're locked in. Our friends in England are locked in. Are you? Let's go!
Hangin' with the Boys: The "Him" moment
Jan 12, 2023
If Parsons is drawing the attention, who is going to step up and be the man in this playoff showdown at Tampa Bay? Lawrence, Vander Esch, Kearse? Brady's game is short, quick throws. How will the Cowboys defend that? Stop the run, upset the QB's timing and head to the next round. As the Buccaneers' Evans said, good but simple. Right?
Hangin' with the Boys: Take the Profit
Jan 11, 2023
Is Dak Prescott looking for the big play when the safe play is underneath? Is he doing too much or not enough? Can the running game get going again? And will it even matter if the offensive line can't find there form again? Maybe now more than ever, it's all about the trench war. The Buccaneers are beatable if the Cowboys aren't predictable.
Hangin' with the Boys: Is This Dak's Moment?
Jan 10, 2023
The Cowboys won 12 games and are in the playoffs. So why does it feel so bad? Plus, Dak Prescott has put up big numbers in the regular season, he's won a home playoff game, but can he take that next step and do it in prime time on the road? Can he take over and out-Brady Brady? And does he need to now before the team's window closes?
Hangin' with the Boys: Outlier or the Norm?
Jan 09, 2023
Was the loss in Washington an outlier? After all, the offense has been putting up big numbers for most of the season. Then again, is Dak's interception problem now the norm? Is this a coaching problem? Have the players been too satisfied? Can the Cowboys simply shake this off, forget about it and move forward into the playoffs?
Hangin' with the Boys: Scoreboard Watching?
Jan 06, 2023
Will the Cowboys pay attention to what's happening in Philadelphia come Sunday? Would they rest guys if the Eagles get a big lead? Also, should Dak Prescott stay aggressive in this game or dial it down? And even though he isn't the No. 2 receiver, is it time for T.Y. Hilton to get more targets? Plus, your calls and our keys to the game.
Hangin' with the Boys: 'Boys in the Hall
Jan 05, 2023
Darren Woodson and DeMarcus Ware are finalists for the Hall of Fame and we've got a couple of former teammates here to share some memories. Plus, we take a look at the Commanders offense. Will their rookie quarterback present any challenges? Can Dallas figure out its cornerback situation? And is stopping the run still the priority?
Hangin' with the Boys: Line Dance
Jan 04, 2023
With the Commanders owning one of the game's best defensive fronts, how will the Cowboys shake up their offensive line? Farniok at center? Peters at tackle? Should they bring Pollard back to face Young, Payne and Co. if he's not 100 percent healthy? And is it surprising how quickly Hilton has made an impact both on the field and off?
Hangin' with the Boys: Thoughts for Damar Hamlin
Jan 03, 2023
Dan Quinn talked about improving the pass rush going into the playoffs. Is that technique, talent or want-to? Plus, we look into the different playoff scenarios and the possibility of a home game in round one. First and foremost, though, prayers to Damar Hamlin. Last night in Cincinnati was a stark reminder of how difficult and dangerous this game is.
Hangin' with the Boys: A Win Is A Win Is A Win
Dec 30, 2022
How we feeling about this team now? Hey, they've got 12 wins so why is there still doubt about the playoffs? Is McCarthy's job now secure or do the Cowboys still need to make a postseason run? And how about this: Has Dak reached his ceiling with Kellen? It's a Happy New Year Victory Friday!
Hangin' with the Boys: Are Who They Are
Dec 28, 2022
We've seen Dallas beat the good teams and lose (or almost lose) to the bad ones, so will they play down to their competition tomorrow? Is this something they can change? Also, why didn't the Cowboys get more love in the power rankings after the win over Philly? And are they playoff ready yet?
Hangin' with the Boys: Going off Script?
Dec 27, 2022
Coach McCarthy talked about players staying in their rushing lanes. Should this still be a problem? Nate also explains blocking schemes as Dallas prepares to face one of the best in Jeffery Simmons. And do the Cowboys have enough size on their defense? Which would you rather have, a stud DT or DE?
Hangin' with the Boys: How's the Confidence?
Dec 26, 2022
Are we feeling good about the Cowboys win over the Eagles? You bet! Is Dak Prescott and the offense ready to make a playoff run? Sure looks like it. But, about that defense. They're no doubt good, but are they still great? Is it injuries, wear and tear, scheme? How do they get back to bringing more pressure? Let's celebrate the early Christmas present!
Hangin' with the Boys: Feeling Festive
Dec 22, 2022
The Boys (and a stolen Christmas tree hat) are talking Eagles ahead of the big game. Can T.Y. Hilton or any of the new guys make an impact? Should Dak Prescott continue to be aggressive? Do things change much for the Dallas defense if Hurts doesn't play? And hey, that's Pro Bowler KaVontae Turpin now!
Hangin' with the Boys: Chips, Dips, Lotta Hips
Dec 21, 2022
Is this still a big game for the Cowboys? You bet it is! But what should we worry about more, the Eagles' defensive line or offensive line? And could Kearse be right about some of his teammates? Plus, Jesse explains how one weak link can break down the entire Dallas defense and Nate's got a granddaddy story with dogs, wasps and … lard?
Hangin' with the Boys: 61 is 61!
Dec 20, 2022
We're celebrating Nate's birthday with cupcakes and (very bad) singing. Plus, Jesse breaks down that questionable third down play-call. If Kellen Moore is going with a pass, why run three vertical routes? And is it time for Dan Quinn to catch a little heat? Opposing offenses seemed to have figured a few things out. Can adjustments be made?
Hangin' with the Boys: Feeling Tired?
Dec 19, 2022
Why do the Cowboys keep having these team-wide lulls? Where is the focus for all 60 minutes? And what's going on with the defense? Are they worn out? Have opponents figured out how to attack them? And was Dak's day good or bad? They say they're still confident, but making the playoffs shouldn't feel this bad, right?
Hangin' with the Boys: Minty Fresh
Dec 16, 2022
Odell's name keeps popping up. Why? With Hilton possibly playing Sunday, can he step right in? Even if he doesn't know the playbook yet, can teammates guide him in the huddle? Plus, when was the last time the Cowboys had this much depth? And what exactly is that color Jesse is wearing? It's your calls and our predictions on this fine Friday.
Hangin' with the Boys: Still With the Questions
Dec 15, 2022
Despite being this deep into the season, it seems like there's still plenty of uncertainty about this team with players out injured, new ones coming in, dominating victories and games barely won. Can they figure some things out in Jacksonville? Plus, more OBJ talk, Lawrence vs. Dak and finding the pass rush.
Hangin' with the Boys: Time To Ramp Up
Dec 14, 2022
Whether it's Parsons on defense, Prescott on offense or, heck, the whole team, the Cowboys want to be going into these final games and the playoffs 1) playing at their best , and 2) being as healthy as possible. Can Hilton help them get to the former? And concerning the latter, what do they do with the offensive line?
Hangin' with the Boys: Got the Win, But …
Dec 12, 2022
Any win is a good win, but is there reason for concern? Should we feel good about the Cowboys overcoming adversity or worry about them struggling against a bad opponent? Time to talk about Dak Prescott's day, the defense's goal-line stand, Jason Peters stepping in and more!
Hangin' with the Boys: Earning or Deserving?
Dec 08, 2022
With Anthony Brown now out, has Kelvin Joseph earned the chance to take his place? Or does he deserve it because of his draft status? It's a big difference. And how can Dan Quinn and the rest of the defense help out whoever is manning that island? Plus with one Cowboy having gone viral, we discuss athletes and today's world of social media.
Hangin' with the Boys: A Thin Line
Dec 07, 2022
When it comes to quarterbacking, is there much difference between aggressiveness and recklessness? Afraid not. Jesse also does a fantastic breakdown of the team's route schemes and the reliance on "man beaters." And just how do the Cowboys get up for an opponent as bad as the Texans? Where's the focus? Plus, Computer calls in.
Hangin' with the Boys: Beck(ham) and Call
Dec 06, 2022
The OBJ saga continues as the Cowboys try to entice the receiver to join the team. But has the courtship been too public? What if he doesn't sign? What if he doesn't play right away? Who will be affected if he does sign? And how about cornerback? Is the answer on the roster? In the scheme? In the free agent market? We're movin' and shakin'.
Hangin' with the Boys: Feeding the Frenzy
Dec 05, 2022
The Cowboys made it a laugher in the fourth quarter, but up until then they'd let the Colts stay in the game. So are the slow starts worrisome? Or does being able to stay with it and eventually put teams away build confidence? Time to break down that dominating win. Plus, are the players getting tired of all the OBJ talk?
Hangin' with the Boys: Keep Up The Cadence
Dec 02, 2022
It's time for the Cowboys to steamroll these lesser opponents, starting with the Colts on Sunday. Heck, is there stuff they can work on now to prepare for the Eagles down the road? You bet. Plus, does Dak's calls at the line of scrimmage affect penalties? Is Micah still the same player at linebacker? Do we need more Turpin time? We're working for the weekend!
Hangin' with the Boys: Who Are They?
Nov 29, 2022
Nate's been saying we'll know who the Cowboys are after Thanksgiving. Well, do we? Are they good enough to make a long playoff run? How do they stack up against the rest of the NFC contenders? And who would you rather face in the playoffs? It's time to take care of business in this next three-game stretch.
Hangin' with the Boys: Some Fresh Fat
Nov 28, 2022
Were the Cowboys suffering a food hangover in the first half of that Thanksgiving game? At least they figured it out in the second half, getting physical and winning the war of attrition. And which victory was more impressive, the blowout at Minnesota or the comeback against the Giants? Let's pick through the leftovers.
Hangin' with the Boys: Hungry For More
Nov 23, 2022
Whether it's turkey, ribs, stuffing, sweet potatoes, greens, mashed potatoes and cranberries (out of the can) for Thanksgiving dinner or whooping up on those Giants, Cowboys Nation is ready to feast. Do our NFC East rivals even have a shot with all their injuries? Can the Cowboys keep it rolling? Let's get the party started!
Hangin' with the Boys: Ramping Back Up
Nov 22, 2022
The Cowboys are coming off a huge victory, but now they'll have just four days to get that same energy going again. How tough is it physically? How about mentally? Is it up to players like Parsons and Prescott or does it fall to the coaches? Plus, the disadvantages of playing on Thanksgiving.
Hangin' with the Boys: 'Tweaking' This Win
Nov 21, 2022
Offense, defense, special teams … the Cowboys could do no wrong in their big victory over Minnesota. Is this as good as it gets? Can they maintain this level through the rest of the season? We've experienced penthouse to outhouse ups and downs, do we know who this team is yet? Let's break it down!
Hangin' with the Boys: The Tough Get Going
Nov 18, 2022
Will the return of Zeke make the Cowboys tougher? Will it get the offense to run the ball more? After all, the more Dak passes, the worse the record. Plus, is it a tough decision to play or rest Lawrence? Need the win now, but don't want to lose the player for later. And congrats to Grandpa Nate!
Hangin' with the Boys: An 11-Man Job
Nov 17, 2022
It takes every man on the defense to stop the run game, even those in the secondary. As a group, will they be able to shut down Dalvin Cook? Will Dallas be in trouble if DeMarcus Lawrence doesn't play? Should Trevon Diggs follow Justin Jefferson? And, uh-oh, the Ndamukong Suh news drops.
Hangin' with the Boys: Carrying That Weight
Nov 16, 2022
Can the Cowboys put up some points against this Vikings defense? Will they be able to keep the pressure off Dak? Will the receivers be able to get some separation, something they've struggled with this year? And what's the deal with third downs? Nate seems to have a lot to get off his back today.
Hangin' with the Boys: Running on Empty
Nov 14, 2022
Rodgers and the Packers knew to run the ball. Why didn't the Cowboys stick with the rushing attack against one of the worst run defenses in the NFL? Did Rodgers simply manage the game better? Plus, Jesse breaks down the what happened in the passing game and how the lack of communication hurt the team.
Hangin' with the Boys: Step On 'Em
Nov 11, 2022
Like Parsons said, Rodgers might be struggling a little, but you "can't have no remorse." It's time for the Cowboys to shake off some past demons and take care of business in Green Bay. Does that mean they have to stop the run? Should they play Zeke? Let's make some predictions and take some calls!
Hangin' with the Boys: Packing It All In
Nov 10, 2022
There's a lot going on in this one as the boys try to break down how the Cowboys should handle Aaron Rodgers and his offense. He's banged up and struggling, but still always dangerous … if he can get some receiving help. Plus, can the Dallas defense do anything to improve the team's time of possession troubles?
Hangin' with the Boys: On the Lamb
Nov 09, 2022
Is Kellen Moore going to add any new wrinkles to the offense after the bye week? Could that mean getting more from CeeDee Lamb? And it's nearly 80 degrees here in Dallas. What will it be like playing in Green Bay's 30-degree temperatures? Plus, Jesse does a little investigative reporting.
Hangin' with the Boys: Gotta Be Instant Coffee
Nov 07, 2022
Is Odell Beckham Jr. the answer? Could he make an immediate impact? Seems unlikely, right? Plus, Mike McCarthy is getting ready to go back to Green Bay. Does that help motivate his players? And Aaron Rodgers has been a Cowboys killer in the past, but should they still fear him now?
Hangin' with the Boys: Trade Off
Nov 02, 2022
Fans had hope, but the trade deadline came and went without another move. Was that a mistake? Especially at receiver? Did the Cowboys need to keep pace if they truly wanted to contend? Could bringing in a free agent still be a possibility? Plus, by playing him almost exclusively at defensive end, are they wearing out Micah Parsons?
Hangin' with the Boys: To Deal Or Not To Deal
Nov 01, 2022
It's deadline day. Should the Cowboys make a trade? Are they in win-now mode? Sure seems like they would be, right? Where do they need help the most? Wide receiver? Cornerback? Offensive line? On this mix-and-match show, Isaiah and Nick step in to discuss what the Cowboys might (and what they should) do.
Hangin' with the Boys: They Need Each Other
Oct 31, 2022
All this talk about making Tony Pollard the lead back? He and Ezekiel Elliott are better together. And did Dak Prescott manage the game like he should? Sure looked like it. Plus, what can this defense do to stop the run? Are they more worried about just getting sacks? It's Victory Monday!
Hangin' with the Boys: No Hanging Around
Oct 28, 2022
Last week the Cowboys pulled away from the Lions in the second half. It might be a tougher fight if they let the Bears hang around. Will Dak Prescott stay within himself and not try to do too much? Can Micah Parsons and the Dallas defense keep Justin Fields contained? It's Friday. Time to hear from Cowboys Nation!
Hangin' with the Boys: Predictable on Third
Oct 26, 2022
The Cowboys are one of the worst teams on third down. The problem? Play-calling. It's got to get better. Speaking of getting better, do the Cowboys need more from the receiving corps? Plus, Damone Clark was just activated. Are you excited about seeing him play? We are!
Hangin' with the Boys: Got Us a Big Greasy!
Oct 25, 2022
At 6-3, 340, acquiring Johnathan Hankins is quite literally HUGE news. How will this affect the Cowboys defensive front? Can he help shut down opponents' run games? And just how much influence does Dan Quinn have right now? Plus, how's the upcoming schedule looking?