Mick Shots Podcast
Mick Shots Podcast
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Mick Shots: Moving On Up
Mar 20, 2023
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: Zone Coverage
Feb 06, 2023
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
Jan 30, 2023
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
Jan 24, 2023
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
Jan 23, 2023
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
Jan 20, 2023
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
Jan 19, 2023
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
Jan 18, 2023
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
Jan 17, 2023
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
Jan 13, 2023
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
Jan 12, 2023
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
Jan 10, 2023
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
Jan 09, 2023
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
Jan 06, 2023
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
Jan 05, 2023
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
Jan 04, 2023
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
Jan 03, 2023
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
Dec 30, 2022
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
Dec 27, 2022
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
Dec 26, 2022
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
Dec 22, 2022
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
Dec 21, 2022
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
Dec 20, 2022
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
Dec 19, 2022
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
Dec 15, 2022
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
Dec 14, 2022
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.
Mick Shots: Win Is A Win
Dec 12, 2022
No matter how many things went wrong for the Cowboys, somehow, someway, they recovered to beat the Texans. Even though the Texans scored 23 points, the guys gave big props to the defense for hanging in there, especially stopping them on downs from the 4-yard line. But now how do the Cowboys replace Terence Steele at right tackle and how soon might Tyron Smith be ready to go.
Mick Shots: Ball Talk
Dec 09, 2022
This was a hardcore session of ball talk, starting with the Thursday Night Football Baker Mayfield performance, the final word on Odell and just how head coaches need to believe in their quarterbacks. A little Dak talk, and then of course picking the Colts-Cowboys game and for sure the picks to click.
Mick Shots: Cover Four
Dec 08, 2022
The guys covered a lot of ground today, starting with an injury update, and on the Texans, too. More Odell info, and possibly why the Cowboys have decided to pass at this point, lack of availability. Then a little more encouraging Dak to keep being aggressive in the passing game and providing some unsung heroes to possibly make the Mike McCarthy Show.
Mick Shots: Shooting Straight
Dec 07, 2022
As was discussed the other day, this Odell Beckham Jr. dalliance was going to come down to how soon he'd be available play. The Cowboys were skeptical about this season, so for now they have moved on. But keep an eye on James Washington, plus Tyron Smith back in practice and another stat bringing Everson's career into light.
Mick Shots: Tuesday's Best
Dec 06, 2022
Such great insight, Everson is back with his take on the victory over the Colts, then the guys jump in with how cautious the Cowboys must be with this OBJ dalliance. Plus, Nate couldn't help from barging in with his last word on OBJ. And finally, Nate and Everson bring great inside info on Coach Prime to Colorado and the transfer portal.
Mick Shots: Sunday Takeaways
Dec 05, 2022
Might have taken some time, but once the Cowboys got rolling Sunday night, they steamrolled the Colts in the fourth quarter. Bill and Mickey talk about some of the turning points in the game, the Cowboys ability to put pressure on Matt Ryan, the play of a few rookies, the loss of Anthony Brown and what it might take to actually sign OBJ.
Mick Shots: Proper Perspectives
Dec 02, 2022
Putting Sunday's game against the Colts into proper perspective, and then also the Monday meeting with Odell Beckham Jr., what the Cowboys will be mindful when deciding what they might offer him. Then some Nate Newton on the Colts offensive line, but also the inability to protect Matt Ryan. Of course, keys to victory, picks to click and what's the scores.
Mick Shots: Concerns Galore
Dec 01, 2022
Making sure to cover all bases today, including bringing in radio voice of the Cowboys Brad Sham, the guys voiced concerns about the Colts, the Cowboys returning after the mini-bye, the illness continuing to spread through this team and Bill's rant about the College Football Playoff schedule. Updates on James Washington, Anthony Barr and Tyron Smith.
Mick Shots: Roster Churning
Nov 30, 2022
Adding a wide receiver to the practice field, subtracting a defensive end and Tyron getting close. The Cowboys making the right call on Tyler Smith and beware the Colts, especially the defense, having held the Eagles to just 17 points. And a PSA from Mickey when having to renew your Texas driver license.
Mick Shots: Go Time
Nov 29, 2022
After winning two of three games in a 12-day period to reach 8-3, it's time for the Cowboys to make hay, playing three consecutive games against teams with losing records. But they must take care of all these penalties. And then there is the wide receiver position, how good it's become and how much better it might become.
Mick Shots: One Last Look
Nov 28, 2022
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
Nov 23, 2022
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
Nov 22, 2022
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
Nov 21, 2022
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
Nov 18, 2022
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
Nov 17, 2022
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
Nov 16, 2022
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
Nov 15, 2022
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
Nov 14, 2022
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.
Mick Shots: Jimmy Swagger
Nov 09, 2022
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
Nov 08, 2022
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
Nov 07, 2022
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
Nov 02, 2022
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
Nov 01, 2022
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
Oct 31, 2022
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
Oct 28, 2022
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
Oct 27, 2022
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
Oct 26, 2022
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
Oct 25, 2022
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.