Mick Shots: Deck the Halls
With the temps turning bitterly cold – for here – and a little snow blowing around, the guys were in the Christmas spirit, handing out atta boys to the Cowboys seven Pro Bowl selections, give injury updates and how the Cowboys will adjust to those missing for the Christmas Eve game against the Eagles, especially at the cornerback positions. And then spreading some joy with their picks and picks to click.
Mick Shots: OTA Review
Taking a look back at what went on during last week's OTA workout and Mike McCarthy press conference, starting with the head coach pointing out "you just don't go out and replace Zeke," causing Bill, Everson and Mickey to ponder wonder if after his June 1 release the Cowboys attempt to re-sign their veteran running back to pair with the explosive Tony Pollard. Then what they saw at the OTA practice, including an assessment of Tristan Vizcaino's kicking session.
Mick Shots: Catching Up
The guys covered a lot of ground on Monday, starting with discussing this week's upcoming OTA workouts, the possibility of the NFL flexing late season Thursday night games, a potential change of the kickoff rule at the owners meeting this week and pointing out Brett Maher might be the most complete and best free agent kicker out there. Then a tribute to one-time NFL all-time leading rusher Jim Brown, who passed away last week.
Mick Shots: Around The Horn
A comprehensive look at the past week for the Dallas Cowboys, including the release of their 2023 NFL schedule, the rookie mini-camp over the weekend and how teams are now treating the offseason compared to back in the day. Also going over what special teams coach John Fassel had to say about the team's kicking situation, the versatility of some of the rookie players, an update on Tony Pollard's surgery and how OT Terence Steele is doing following his season ending ACL repair.
Mick Shots: Eclectic Monday
Hang on tight, the guys covered a lot of ground this Monday, starting with the prep going on at The Star and Ford Center for the week leading up to the ACM Awards Thursday night, along with the players continuing their strength and conditioning workouts outdoors interrupted by the rain, then how Will McClay got hired here, perusing the undrafted free agents, especially FB Hunter Luepke and DB Myles Brooks, then a dive into sixth-round pick Eric Scott Jr., touching on the mass shooting in Allen and biggest position of need.
Mick Shots: Draft High Five
Considering where the Cowboys were drafting, how they used picks in trades, the guys were high on what the Cowboys accomplished in the NFL Draft with the eight picks actually used over seven rounds. Great insight on first round pick Mazi Smith and pointing out the position flex of several of the picks, plus naming CB Eric Scott the biggest sleeper. Then keen insight into how the Deuce Vaughn pick went down, to the surprise of Cowboys assistant director of college scouting Chris Vaughn, his dad.
Mick Shots: NFL Draft Intensive
With the NFL Draft beginning on Thursday, Bill and Mickey took a deep dive into priorities and possibilities for the Cowboys, especially in the first round. They discuss the Cowboys needs position by position and just how they aren't desperate to draft any one position in the first round. Then Bill opens up his "Big Green Notebook" to identify several of his favorite players at most positions, especially on offense and a few pass rushers on defense, not to mention linebacker, too.
Mick Shots: Back Together
The Mick Shots crew was back together and began with a bang on the evolution of Eagles QB Jalen Hurts and how is extension might affect the market when the Cowboys need to extend Dak Prescott. Then an extensive discussion on the running back position and what might the Cowboys do in the first round of the draft, knowing if it's not bringing Zeke back who might fill his short yardage hole. And also, how the offensive line shapes up, and just when might Terence Steele be ready to go.
Mick Shots: All The Right Moves?
Everson Walls returns to the show and shares his thoughts on the Cowboys recent moves, the NFL Draft and more on Mick Shots!
Mick Shots: Playing Catch Up
After missing the previous week, Bill and Mickey try to cover what's taken place over the past two weeks for the Cowboys. So they start with a little NCAA women's national basketball championship game and how far women's basketball has come, then transitioned into the Cowboys latest free agent moves. That then moved into how these Cowboys offseason moves have created a more pure NFL Draft, having covered themselves at all the necessary positions. And finished with some of Bill's favorite potential draft choices.
Mick Shots: Moving On Up
What a hectic week it's been for the Cowboys at the start of free agency, and the guys did their best to summarize what the Cowboys have done over the past week since their last show, starting with the most recent trade for WR Brandin Cooks and what he adds to the offense. Then there is the trade last week for CB Stephon Gilmore, and how the two trades open up a world of possibilities for the Cowboys in the draft. And great perspective on the June 1 release of Zeke, pointing out maybe never say never on this one.
Mick Shots: Open Season
Here we go, breaking news on the franchise deadline for Tony Pollard and possibilities for long-term deals. The restricted tender for Terence Steele and potential long-term deals. Plus, other unrestricted free agents the Cowboys must consider.
Mick Shots: No Offseason
OK, the break is over. On to the NFL Combine this week and Bill's Big Green Notebook. The guys take a deep dive into the coaching staff and the obvious needs in the draft, with Bill presenting a what-if on drafting a quarterback high.
Mick Shots: Free Agent Primer
With NFL free agency right around the corner, the guys take a deep dive into some of the dilemmas the Cowboys are facing with 19 unrestricted free agents and two restricted guys.
Mick Shots: Zone Coverage
Talk about covering a whole lot of ground, start off with the Pro Bowl proceeding and how entertaining and competitive the flag football portion was. Then the Cowboys hiring of Brian Shottenheimer as OC, to help Mike McCarthy now calling plays and making sure no one diminishes what Kellen Moore accomplished. The small difference between the Cowboys and Eagles, Zeke's short-yardage production, cap ramifications of Tyron Smith and Dak and, hey not too early to make Super Bowl picks.
Mick Shots: The Roundup
So much has taken place since the last show, so huge discussions on Mike McCarthy's season wrap up presser, the coaching changes and perspective on the breaking news of Kellen Moore going to the Chargers as their offensive coordinator after being let go by the Cowboys Sunday night. Then the conference championship games and how the Cowboys matched up with both Philly and San Francisco.
Mick Shots: Time To Reboot
With the Cowboys eliminated from the playoffs, the guys start looking forward, like what the Cowboys might do if losing coordinators and going over the long list of unrestricted free agents, along with the two restricted free agents. The decisions that must be made at running back and the needs going forward at cornerback and especially wide receiver and tight end. And don't forget to join us Mondays at 11 a.m. starting next week.
Mick Shots: Monday Blues
A tough way to end the season, the guys giving their impressions of the playoff loss to the Niners in a game really can't be mad at them. The guys gave their impressions of just what went wrong Sunday in the NFC divisional playoff loss., plays, sequences, player performances. And finally they gave their ideas on what were the two worst plays for the Cowboys in this loss.
Mick Shots: Divisional Playoffs, Game Time
It's time, time for Cowboys-Niners, and no one is more prepared and geeked than Micah Parsons, a must-listen interview on DallasCowboys.com, echoing the attitude of these players heading into the second-round playoff game. Tackling will be of utmost importance in this one and trying to make life tough on rookie QB Brock Purdy, a rookie season parallel to Dak's. Then those Friday staples, picks and picks to click.
Mick Shots: Personnel Decisions
Getting into the nitty-gritty of this playoff game with San Francisco, putting perspective on the Cowboys signing a kicker to the practice squad and Bill brings a deep dive into comparing the production of Christian McCaffrey to Tony Pollard, along with analyzing the 49ers personnel and how head coach Kyle Shanahan utilizes his guys on offense. An injury update and a look at the two quarterbacks, Dak and Brock.
Mick Shots: Kicking It Around
While getting into this week's second-round playoff game against San Francisco, still kicking around Brett Maher's woes against the Bucs, but quickly moving on to the load Niners Deebo Samuel will be in his dual role as a receiver and runner. Then how well the versatile rookie Tyler Smith has been on the O-Line, the two quarterbacks, Dak and rookie Brock Purdy, who went from Mr. Irrelevant to mighty darn relevant for the Niners.
Mick Shots: Hail To Victory
What a playoff victory it was for the Cowboys, dominating the Buccaneers in nearly evert phase of the game. the offense shined. The defense dominated. The coaches did a great job how they handled the offensive line prior to the game and in-game and a heckuva defensive gameplan by Dan Quinn to derail the Tampa Bay passing game. Can't say enough about Dak, Leighton, Jayron, Dalton, but what happened to Maher, On to San Francisco.
Mick Shots: Playoff Ready
All systems go from an injury standpoint. How would these guys handle the mental preparation for this playoff game coming off the loss to Washington, and how Mike McCarthy is handling that and what's he telling Dak heading into this playoff game. Then McCarthy trying to diffuse all this history talk that has nothing to do with this game, and even though it's a Monday Night game, picks and picks to click.
Mick Shots: Playoff Faces On
Time to get serious about Cowboys-Buccaneers playoff game Monday night, hailing the return of Tyler Biadasz and DaRon Bland from injury, and what the best alternatives at the cornerback positions opposite Travon Diggs. Then how to deal with Bucs QB Tom Brady, and what he did the previous two games against the Cowboys. And when Nate walks in going back in time to the 1992 season, 30 years ago, and importance of the O-Line.
Mick Shots: Playoff Week
We start with the highlights of owner Jerry Jones' weekly radio segment, including what he said when Mike McCarthy's job status came up, playing on grass and his philosophy on incentives. Then a good injury update, especially what's going on at cornerback. A Natty Game analysis and dipping into the Buccaneers, including marveling over how many passes Tom Brady has attempted this season.