Mick Shots: Eclectic Thursday Talk
Talk about covering a lot of ground, the guys kicked off with a little bowl game talk, the CFP semifinal game being played AT&T Stadium, just where Cincinnati's Bearcats name came from, the Cowboys defense's propensity giving up big plays now facing a big-play cardinals offense, game predictions and picks to click. Stay with us.
Mick Shots: By The Numbers
After a quick update on what took place in the open locker room and a handshake with Dak, the guys threw down a whole lot of numbers surrounding Cooper Rush, KaVontae Turpin, the Cowboys defense coming up with a first since nearly 50 years ago. Then left-handed punters and quarterbacks, then beware of these Commanders.
Mick Shots: Resilient Bunch
So much to digest, from, Cooper Rush to CeeDee Lamb to a pressure-packed defense, and guys such as Donovan Wilson, Noah Brown, DeMarcus Lawrence, the 14-snap debut of Jason Peters and special teams. The Cowboys offensive line performed at a high level, the Cowboys rushing for 176 yards, and how the Giants had to pay for trying to take out Micah Parsons. And is anyone scoring in this league?
Mick Shots: Game Ready
The most thorough injury update and potential roster moves to be found, including what Lawrence Taylor had to say to Micah Parsons. Then interpreting what Cowboys owner Jerry Jones meant when he said he'd welcome a quarterback controversy, who wins and eliminating Parsons from pick-to-click.
Mick Shots: Giants Intensive
Time to get ready for the Monday night game against the Giants, talking quarterbacks, some roster shuffling, how the Giants want to run the ball with Saquan Barkley, the NFL's leading rusher, and a deeper dive into where the Giants are at 2-0 and the impact of new head coach Brian Daboll with our special guest John Schmeelk of Giants.com.
Mick Shots: Juggling Act
Trying to make sense out of some roster juggling the Cowboys are doing, analyzing potential reasons why WR Dennis Houston was released, explaining the possibility of needing another tight end active on game day, status of other injured players and the Giants potentially missing DT Leonard Williams, with Nate making a surprising appearance with us.
Mick Shots: Looking Back, Forward
More discussion on some particulars in the Cowboys win over the Bengals, like what if on the fourth-and-two, the performance of Noah Brown, inside that winning drive and what now at tight end. But then, how the Eagles looked for real on MNF, some Giants talk and predicting some injury returns down the road.
Mick Shots: Rush Hour
This show had everything to do with "rush," as in Cooper Rush's performance, the Cowboys "rushing" the football efficiently and then relentless pass "rush" leading this Cowboys team to its first victory of the season. Then Coach McCarthy aggressively going for it on fourth-and-2, Brett Maher's two kicks and the Cowboys playing to their defense.
Mick Shots: Hope Is Alive
The Cowboys must replenish their game day roster, with Bill and Mickey talking about the possibilities. Then there is dealing with not only that Bengals offense, but also that defense, and ways the Cowboys might loosen up those guys. And with Nate making a late guest appearance, for sure this week's picks and picks to click.
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: Fixing It Up
Bill opens a huge discussion on what each guy would be watching at practice Wednesday. Mickey – what's happening at right guard. Everson – how hard are they practicing. Bill – wanting to watch what No. 71 is doing, Jason Peters. Also, they discuss not only the ability to run the ball but also stopping the run. And when Bill opened the phone lines, calls flooded in.
Mick Shots: Looking Ahead
With owner Jerry Jones saying it's doubtful the Cowboys will put Dak Prescott on injured reserve, the guys begin discussing how the Cowboys will manage their roster with practice squad elevations, are curious about how that double reserve was supposed to work, Monday Night Football and the wide receiver position.
Mick Shots: More Than A Loss
Bill begins the show saying sun came up Monday after the loss to Tampa Bay, but it wasn't very bright. Not only did the Cowboys lose the game, they have lost Dak for multiple weeks, and also Jayron Kearse and Connor McGovern in the game. Now the Cowboys must get busy adjusting the roster and adapting the offensive game plan.
Mick Shots: Foot Note
Of course, the guys began by calming any budding anxiety over Dak Prescott's sore ankle, then began breaking down the potential 48-man game day roster, who is up, who isn't. A quick Tampa Bay injury update, some prominent game-day matchups. And since it's Friday, those picks to click and game predictions.
Mick Shots: Game Night Nearing
With the 2022 season opener fast approaching, the guys start getting you ready for game night. A deeper look into both teams' injury report and just who might miss the game. Also discuss being able to run the football, and if the Bucs say no you won't, then it's time to throw the ball again. And don't miss Bill's bold prediction and more on Turpin Time.
Mick Shots: Bunch Of Brady
Who else when playing Tampa Bay would the talk center on other than Tom Brady, and the guys spent a whole lot of time explaining the do's and don'ts when facing the 45-year-old QB. Then more Jason Peters, that the secret is out on Ka'Vontae Turpin and the "net" the Cowboys offense must provide for a young offensive line.
Mick Shots: Game Week
Talk about turning back the clock. The old Talkin' Cowboys crew was back together today, Nate Newton a walk-in guest with Bill and Mickey, and who better than Nate to help discuss rookie Tyler Smith now at left tackle. Plus, the signing of veteran Jason Peters and what he will mean to that offensive line room and tackle insurance.
Mick Shots: Youth Movement?
Just how young is this team? The guys break it down plus, more roster shuffling, a stand-up Dak Prescott, remembering Ernie Zampese and more!
Mick Shots: Down To Nitty-Gritty
With the Cowboys needing to reduce an 80-man roster to 53 in 24 hours, Everson and Mickey went through position by position on what they are facing, some simple decisions, some tough ones and the different ways they will try to massage the roster. Also remembering former Cowboys offensive coordinator Ernie Zampese.
Mick Shots: We're Back
Never fear, Mick Shots is back once again, and the guys were red hot covering a lot of ground on Wednesday, from talking Chuck Howley all but going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Everson and Trevon Diggs starring in the "24/7" Deep Blue documentary, to the Cowboys problem spots heading into Friday's final preseason games and "Turpin Time."
Joint Podcast: Opening Presser Reaction
Hang out with our DallasCowboys.com staff as they recap all the details from the Dallas Cowboys Opening Press Conference presented by American Airlines.
Mick Shots: California Here We Come
The guys put a bow on the Dallas Cowboys 2022 off-season program as they get set to turn their attention to training camp in Oxnard, CA.
Mick Shots: A Round Tripper
The guys hit this show out of the park, talking about not only Micah Parsons' Home Run Derby dingers, but how infectious athletes like him have on a team. Then Everson Walls reveals his discussion with Trevon Diggs for an upcoming Deep Blue doc and the ramifications of Dalton Schultz skipping OTAs this week.
Mick Shots: Eying OTAs
Two more OTA practices for the Cowboys this week, and the guys preview of what they'll be watching for during Thursday's media access workout, especially on the offensive line, restocking the tight end position and zeroing in on the wide receiver position. Also found time to talk Texas Rangers and what's to come in the NFC East.
Mick Shots: Football Activity
With the guys all back together again, they offer a comprehensive review of the first Organized Team Activity practice open to the media, including who lined up where and which players were missing in action from an injury standpoint. A quick assessment of rookie free agent Marquese Bell, the Cowboys scheduling training camp scrimmages and NFL IR adjustments.
Mick Shots: Scouting Around
The guys brought in special guest Cowboys college scouting coordinator Chris Hall to explain some of the team's scouting methods, positions of value, the thinking behind some of this year's draft choices and a few of those undrafted free agents. Then Chris and Mickey paid tribute to former college and pro scouting director Larry Lacewell, the longtime college football coach passing away this week.