Mick Shots: Ain't No Underdogs
The guys had too much fun with Mike McCarthy's response to being told the Cowboys were 5½-point underdogs to the Rams on Sunday. A Dak update follows, and then a deep dive into the history of the Cowboys top defenses in, knowing defense will be the key against the Rams, especially stopping the run, a past problem for sure.
Mick Shots: One Last Look
With no show on Friday after the Cowboys 28-20 victory over the Giants on Thanksgiving, the guys looked back one last time and what stood out in the game, especially the running of Ezekiel Elliott, Dak's second half performance, the overall defensive effort minus the Giants late garbage touchdown and picks that didn't click. Then, time to move on to the Colts.
Mick Shots: Thanksgiving Day Game Ready
Up to the minute injury report, especially on the Giants decimated offensive line and then the illness striking the Cowboys defensive front. After that, Thanksgiving Day game memories of Everson and past memorable holiday games. And of course, picks and picks to click. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Mick Shots: Special Team
Can this Cowboys team be special? And how special is their kicker, Brett Maher. And how special was this defense after that falloff in Green Bay. Also, another comprehensive injury report, especially with a flu bug hitting the locker room, causing several players to miss practice with "illness," and the latest on meeting with OBJ.
Mick Shots: Cowboys Stampede
In the true spirit of the old fight song, the Cowboys did stage a stampede in Minnesota, orchestrating a dominating win over the Vikings thanks to both lines, offensive and defensive, dominating in the game, along with Micah Parsons and Tony Pollard. Then there was Trevon Diggs dominating Justin Jefferson and Dak having a field day, not to mention Maher's perfection.
Mick Shots: Ready To go
Earliest pregame show for Cowboys-Vikings on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium, starting with an injury report and then the Cowboys having to deal with not only Justin Jefferson but also Dalvin Cook. Also, about how dominate the Vikings have been in fourth quarters in those close shaves in seven of their eight wins. Of course, picks and picks to click.
Mick Shots: Bill's Back
The guys welcomed Bill back off IR, giving an extensive injury update on both teams and Bill pointing out his research on the Vikings offensive line compared to the Cowboys. Also got into a little snow updates for the northern teams, how the Cowboys offense, despite the loss to Green Bay, had one of its best performances of the season.
Mick Shots: Time To Move On
But before we do that, one last look at the Packers game, how the Cowboys didn't pay attention to detail, both on defense and offense, analyzing a couple of key plays. Pointing out the remarkable special teams performance of Luke Gifford and then getting on to the Vikings, looking closely at their wide receiver Justin Jefferson, NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Mick Shots: Handymen
With help from what DQ and Jerry Jones had to say in the aftermath of the 31-28 overtime loss to the Packers on Sunday, Everson, Mickey and Nate coming out of the bullpen again try to fix what is ailing the Cowboys defense, especially when defending the run, because 28 points should be enough to win a game.
Mick Shots: Run Down
The Cowboys had only themselves to blame for the 31-28 loss to Green Bay in overtime. They knew the Packers were going to run the ball, and no matter what else took place in the game, the Packers ability to run the ball drove the Cowboys out of town. And then were some so highly questionable officiating decisions.
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Mick Shots: Packer Time
Title Town, here come the Cowboys, ready for the weather, the grass field and the mystique of Lambeau Field, the guys also taking a walk down Cowboys-Packers memory lane, especially those NFL Title games in 1966 and 1967, and how few players are still with the Cowboys since last beating the Packers in 2016. And for sure, picks to click.
Mick Shots: Ground Covered
Name the topic, the guys covered it today, starting with Bill reading a passage about Everson in Jimmy's new book, "Swagger," to an injury report for both teams, to Aaron Rodgers thoughts about Mike McCarthy, and not to mention Mike's 59th birthday today. Add in Cowboys history at Lambeau, Dak's win there and McCarthy Way.
Mick Shots: Jimmy Swagger
What started with an injury report turned into comprehensive talk about Jimmy Johnson once Nate Newton joined Everson, Bill and Mickey after Bill gave a quick synopsis of Jimmy's new book, "Jimmy Swagger," with Everson, Nate, Mickey and Bill providing some first-hand accounts of having dealt with Jimmy during his time with the Cowboys.
Mick Shots: Packing It in
The most diverse show ever, first a deep dive in the Packers, their injuries and the Aaron Rodgers situation. Then Everson gets something off his chest, why the Rooney Rule doesn't apply to teams (Colts) hiring interim head coaches. And finally Mike McCarthy's return to Green Bay and how Everson felt coming back with the Giants to play the Cowboys in 1990.
Mick Shots: Back At It Again
The Cowboys return from their bye week and the guys play catch-up, reviewing the weekend of football, catching up with the Packers and what to expect from Mike McCarthy returning to Green Bay and what the players had to say about that. Also, the many factors going into the potential signing of free agent Odell Beckham Jr.
Mick Shots: Call-In Intensive
Celebrating the bye week by inviting calls, always inviting a few surprises, like one guy calling Bill "funny," another referring to Everson as "Emmerson" and Mickey unable to resist setting the father of this week's special contributor Jess to "politely" reconsider dogging linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. Also explaining the Cowboys non-trade deadline action.
Mick Shots: Trade Watch
With the changed-up lineup, Jess joining Bill and Mickey, they remained on trade watch for much of the show. What might need to happen, position upgrades needed and what was going on in the league with the 3 p.m. deadline approaching. Also an update on what some of the offensive assistant coaches had to say about their particular positions.
Mick Shots: Offense Matters
With Dak back, was time for this offense to kick it in gear against the Bears, and boy did the Cowboys, scoring 49 points, and been a while since they have started off back-to-back seasons at 6-2. Running back talk, of course, and how the Cowboys survived with so many young guys stepping up, including the return of rookie Damone Clark.
Mick Shots: Rainy Football Friday
Starting off with the "Cowboys Stampede March" brought up the names of Bob Lilly, Dick Butkus and Mike Ditka that began intensive football talk, complete with a comprehensive injury report, Zeke possibly being doubtful for Sunday's game, the need for this offense needing to get cranked up and of course picks to click and who wins the game.
Mick Shots: The Sweetest Call
What a treat, radio voice Brad Sham joins the show to recount Emmitt Smith breaking Walter Payton's NFL career rushing record 20 years ago to the day, explaining one of his most famous calls. Other forgotten particulars about that game in 2002, along with an injury report, especially on Ezekiel Elliott who has missed the first two practices of the week.
Mick Shots: Large Talk
That is a big man Johnathan Hankins the Cowboys brought in to bolster and expand that defensive front, practicing for the first time Wednesday after the trade. Also, what now active fifth-round draft choice Damone Clark can add to the linebacker room, the Bears offense and shaking the healthy hand of Dak
Mick Shots: Beware Da' Bears
With Nate joining the show again, the guys were mighty impressed with the Bears win over New England, especially the performance of QB Justin Fields. Then a long discussion on the number of young guys the Cowboys are relying on and some breaking news with the Cowboys trading for jumbo veteran DT Johnathan Hankins to beef up the middle.
Mick Shots: Shark Attack
Nate Newton joins Bill and Mickey as they break down the Cowboys victory over Detroit, discussing this Cowboys defense, Dak's return, but most of all, breaking down Micah Parson's game saving play that was so typical of his performances, and how he reminded everyone about Sunday being his own Shark Week.
Mick Shots: Fun Friday
How many shows can invoke the names of Lawrence Welk, Barry Sanders, Herschel Walker and Jimmy Johnson in one show. Tune in. Also, an injury update, Detroit's ability to run the football, but also their inability to stop the run. The guys make their game predictions and their picks to click.
Mick Shots: Shots Galore
Practice updates, including Dak, Schultz and Washington, what might have been on the O-Line had the Cowboys not drafted Tyler Smith, and on IR return to practice rules. Priceless 2005 found video of Rob Phillips on the original Talkiin' Cowboys from the 2005 training camp, along with a shot of Lions head coach Dan Campbell rehabbing with the Cowboys that summer.