Mick Shots: Deeper Dive
With Game 2 against the Bengals nearing, the guys began diving into player availability. First, how soon might Jason Peters be ready to help, since he continued his conditioning, but in pads. WR Michael Gallup also put the pads on this week, taking part in limited practice. And who should show up at practice but Dak Prescott, just three days after his Monday surgery, lending moral support. Then, while the Bengals offense we know, their defense stood out in Game 1.
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: The Great Debate
The opinions were flowing today, starting with what years and what kind of Cowboys teams Tom Brady was beating when going 7-0 against the Cowboys. An encouraging injury report, the importance of having Leighton Vander Esch back on the field for the playoffs and Micah being left off the NFLPA All-Pro Team. And then the debate if the 17-game season is too long with meaningless games after Thanksgiving or the extra game packing more importance in Game 17.
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.
Mick Shot: No Music Monday
The guys get into what in the world happened Sunday at Washington, discussing while the loss was a bad one, went forward with their concerns heading into the playoff game against the Bucs, like the offensive line play and what's going on at cornerback. Then rookie QB Sam Howell's impact, the second half when the Cowboys just needed to make a play and finished with some Natty talk, TCU vs. Georgia.
Mick Shots: Friday, Friday
One of the best Fridays ever, with the news of Damar Hamlin's ability to Face Time with his Bills teammates and the breaking news on the NFL owners deciding on the playoff scenarios. Then a good scouting report on the Commanders and how difficult it is to play against a team with nothing on the line. And of course on a Cowboy Joe Friday the picks and picks to click.
Mick Shots: Uplifting Day
Celebrating some uplifting news on Bills safety Damar Hamlin from overnight reports and then up to the minute news from the live press conference taking place with physicians from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. For sure, yesterday's injury update on the Cowboys and Commanders. But most of all, Hall of Fame talk, and how much support Cowboys safety Darren Woodson deserves in his long quest to reach the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Mick Shots: Back To Football – Sorta
The guys continued to process seeing Bills Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest episode on Monday night, and just how that might affect players around the league returning to practice, especially the Cowboys back on Wednesday. Then there was making sense of the Cowboys releasing wide receiver James Washington, and what the Cowboys might do with that roster opening and how they will handle the backup center spot.
Mick Shots: After Shocks
The guys spent a majority of the show reacting to Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffering a cardiac arrest episode early the Bills-Bengals Monday Night Football game, just how much emotion was felt just watching this play out on the field and also commending how the various announcers handled this on TV. Then a little about the Cowboys playoff chances and a quick injury update.
Mick Shots: Victory Friday
Breaking down the Cowboys beating the Titans Thursday night, pointing out a win is a win, but then do the Cowboys always have to make it tough on themselves. Also, the number of young guys having to step up and a really good update on center Tyler Biadasz ankle injury. Plus, when talk turned to the offensive line shuffle, Nate couldn't help from stopping by with an open mic to drop some wisdom.
Mick Shots: Titans Pregame
Doing our best job to prepare you for Cowboys-Titans Thursday night in Nashville with a good injury report on the Cowboys and debating if the Titans will play all their available starters since the last game of the season against Jacksonville will decide who wins the AFC South. Then, what about the Titans scares you, their rookie QB and if Derrick Henry plays in this game. And those early picks to click, plus Bill's scientific score prediction.
Mick Shots: Holiday Cheer
A Post-Christmas cheer on this Monday, deciding these Cowboys have become an offensive team, able to overcome an early mistake and the defense's inability to slow down the Hurts-less Eagles. Good update on Sam Williams after his pre-Christmas car accident, how the Cowboys manned the cornerback position and Anthony Barr's big game. And how about T.Y. Hilton leading the NFL with a 52-yard average per catch. Well, sorta.
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: On the Corner
Tackling the biggest issue facing the Cowboys this week, who plays corner opposite Trevon Diggs, with Anthony Brown out for the season with the ruptured Achilles. The Cowboys have said there is open competition. Well, by process of deduction, maybe the Cowboys need to lean more on rookie slot corner DaRon Bland since he's the only active corner having played the second most snaps to Diggs this season. And giving proper respect to Franco Harris.
Mick Shots: Making Changes
With injuries piling up, the Cowboys will have to consider options at cornerback, linebacker, defensive end and possibility of making T.Y. Hilton active on game day. And Everson analyzing the possibility of having one corner with two responsibilities, outside against two-wide formations and slot against three wide, along with some talk about dealing with either Jalen Hurts or Gardner Minshew at quarterback for the Eagles. Great insight.
Mick Shots: Losing Reasons
No matter how well the Cowboys played for nearly three quarters or scoring 34 points, usually enough to win any game, the guys break down the reasons and moments why the Cowboys were beaten by the Jaguars 40-34 in overtime. Most of those centered on the defense giving up 503 total yards and failing to put enough pressure on Trevor Lawrence. Plus breaking down injuries that their absences are causing diminishing returns.
Mick Shots: Nitty Gritty
The guys get down to brass tacks on this Jacksonville game, discussing the best option of who takes Terence Steele's spot at right tackle and how much if any T.Y. Hilton might play Sunday. Then there is Jacksonville, how well Trevor Lawrence has been playing and how well the Jaguars have been protecting their quarterback. Meaning the Cowboys better not be taking anything for granted since the jags have a lot on the line still.
Mick Shots: Room For Hilton
Since Bill missed Monday's podcast, the guys get his thoughts on the win over Houston. Then a little stretch run talk, and how the NFC East could go down to the final week of the season. And then a deep dive into T.Y. Hilton, the first show after the new wide receiver's press conference and just what he brings to the team. Also anticipating what the offensive line shuffle might look like with the loss of Steele and addition of Tyron.