Mick Shots Podcast
Mick Shots Podcast
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Mick Shots: Ain't No Underdogs
Oct 06, 2022
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: Eclectic Wednesday
Oct 05, 2022
Couldn't help from starting off with The Judge hitting his 62nd homer, then how the Cowboys are dealing with losing deep snapper Jake McQuaide and a complete injury update, including starting NFI rookie Damone Clark practicing. Add in the Cowboys need to improve their 30.2 percent third down conversions and the leadership on this team and in the past.
Mick Shots: Who's Next?
Oct 04, 2022
With the Rams playing the Niners Monday night, the guys give an early scouting report on what they saw from the Rams, concentrating on Aaron Donald and QB Matthew Stafford struggling behind a beat-up offensive line. More on Dak's condition and quite possibly the best tackle of Monday Night Football.
Mick Shots: Winning Pattern
Oct 03, 2022
The Cowboys have developed a pattern winning games without Dak Prescott, the whole gang pitching in. The effect of Michael Gallup's return, and more so than just his touchdown reception. Cooper Rush doing what few Cowboys backup QBs ever have done. And oh this defense on a Victory Monday.
Mick Shots: Game Ready
Sep 30, 2022
After discussing Wilt, the guys got on a football roll, providing great insight on Michael Gallup, along with where does Jason Peters wind up when fully ready and what happens with Connor McGovern. Updates on his projected availability for Sunday, along with that of Dalton Schultz. Picks and Picks to Click, finding Everson's lost safety and the heartbreaking death of former TE Gavin Escobar.
Mick Shots: By The Numbers
Sep 28, 2022
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
Sep 27, 2022
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
Sep 23, 2022
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
Sep 22, 2022
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
Sep 21, 2022
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
Sep 20, 2022
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
Sep 19, 2022
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
Sep 16, 2022
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
Sep 15, 2022
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
Sep 14, 2022
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
Sep 13, 2022
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: Foot Note
Sep 09, 2022
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
Sep 08, 2022
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
Sep 07, 2022
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
Sep 06, 2022
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: Down To Nitty-Gritty
Aug 29, 2022
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
Aug 24, 2022
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."
Mick Shots: A Round Tripper
Jun 09, 2022
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
Jun 01, 2022
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
May 26, 2022
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
May 19, 2022
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.
Mick Shots: Mini Topics
May 12, 2022
Pretty fun podcast, the guys starting off talking about the upcoming Cowboys schedule, the strength of schedule and then moved into the upcoming rookie minicamp. Everson was able to recall his first day of minicamp back in 1981. Then a detailed discussion on a couple of the undrafted free agents, Mickey's tryout kicker and the safety Markuese Bell.
Mick Shots: Draft Day 2022!
Apr 28, 2022
Don't miss the earliest pre-NFL Draft podcast on draft day, with Bill, Everson and Mickey previewing the potential picks of the Dallas Cowboys, if they move up, if they move down or just stay put. They discuss the most likely positions the Cowboys address in the first round and they also provide their Pick To Click in the first round.
Mick Shots: Feeling A Draft?
Apr 21, 2022
With the NFL Draft one week away, the guys zero in on several players the Cowboys could be looking at the first two days of the draft. Also, throwing cornerback into the mix of needs in light of potential problems with Kelvin Joseph's availability and the dire need for a kicker. Hey, even mixed in a phone call to conclude the show.
Mick Shots: Draft Intensive
Apr 14, 2022
With the NFL Draft just two weeks away, the guys became draft intensive today, pointing out what owner Jerry Jones meant by his "trading up" comment, the possibility of that and in more than just the first round. Also, what the Cowboys position priorities will be and going down memory lane on the life and career of Rayfield Wright.
Mick Shots: Call To Order
Mar 31, 2022
For like the first time in Mick Shots short history, Bill and Mickey took a couple of phone calls, which they would like to continue during the offseason. And with the calendar turning to April the guys took a deeper dive into the draft, listing Cowboys priorities, including kicker, and their views on the new playoff overtime rule.
Mick Shots: Filling In The Blanks
Mar 24, 2022
So much has taken place since the guys last met, so they went over Bill Jones' Cowboys grocery list, pointing out where they have shopped wisely and where they still need help. Then the guys debated, if the talent is equal, which position the Cowboys should target most with the 24th pick in the draft. Lastly, Mickey's playoff OT proposal.
Mick Shots: Free For All
Mar 17, 2022
One day into free agency, the guys had so much to talk about, from Randy Gregory spurning the Cowboys, to the Amari Cooper trade to Cleveland and what happens now at those two positions, not to mention the offensive line holes at guard and potentially tackle, along with ideas how to fix the linebacker position, and oh, who is kicking the football.
Mick Shots: Ground Covered
Mar 03, 2022
Well, shots were flying. Topics covered. Starting with quarterback status in the NFL and the NFL Draft, hand sizes, the 1981 NFL Draft, quarterbacks in the 1983, NFL relaxing COVID protocols, the Grambling State coaching situation, a strange penalty flag correlation and a curious ranking of the Cowboys offensive line play, a little Combine and free agency.
Mick Shots: Offseason Begins
Feb 25, 2022
The guys take a heavy dive into the offseason, talking franchise tags and free agents moves the Cowboys shouldn't make. Also recalling 33 years ago to the day Jerry Jones bought the Cowboys and named Jimmy Johnson head coach and what they were doing that day. Everson pays tribute to former Oilers WR Kenny Burroughs who passed away.
Mick Shots: About Time
Feb 17, 2022
The guys made up for lost time, their previous podcast the Monday before the Super Bowl. That means they covered Hall of Fame selections, the Super Bowl, the plays that doomed the Bengals and point out how the Cowboys can restructure contracts to create salary cap space yet keep their star players.
Mick Shots: Super Show
Feb 10, 2022
Hang on tight, the guys had a lot of shots to fire since the last show, starting with the Pro Bowl, the possibility of the Cowboys heading back to Europe in 2022 for a regular season game and a realistic look at the Cowboys salary cap headaches. Then, too, DeMarcus Ware's Hall of Fame selection chances, NFL Honors and Super Bowl picks.
Mick Shots: Championship Show
Jan 31, 2022
The guys take a deep dive into the NFL Championship games, and just what they saw related back to the Cowboys. Everson focused on the matchups, and how you have to win those to win playoff games. Mickey focused on the importance of the offensive line play, especially the need to protect your quarterback. Plus, interpreting Jerry Jones.
Mick Shots: A Little Sunshine
Jan 27, 2022
With the offseason in full swing, there was a glimmer of sunshine on the Cowboys Thursday, with DC Dan Quinn revealing he would remain the Cowboys defensive coordinator. Then the guys delved into what we learned in the second round of playoff games and thoughts on this Sunday's conference championship games.
Mick Shots: Lance Dance
Jan 18, 2022
\Well, the guys are together for the last time this week, before Mick Shots moves to once a week on Thursday during the offseason, and they sure took a hard look at why the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs, focusing on the offensive line play and the number of big plays given up by defense. Also looking at what's next.
Mick Shots: That's All Folks
Jan 17, 2022
This is certainly not the way the guys expected the season to end, but they explained the Cowboys only had themselves to blame for being in such a precarious situation in the final seconds. Then a deep dive into the final 40 seconds of the game, what went wrong and what the Cowboys might have done differently.
Mick Shots: Let Playoffs Begin
Jan 14, 2022
The excitement is high for Cowboys-Niners playoff game. Health/injury report is good. The Everson-Dwight Clark association lived on. Cowboys on All-Pro team. Micah for Rookie of Year. Dak for Comeback Player of Year. What Tony Romo has to say. Skyrocketing ticket prices. And no doubt those ever-valuable picks and to click.
Mick Shots: No Bullying Around
Jan 13, 2022
Serious business these playoffs, Cowboys in pads, COVID care, Parsons the Lionbacker and his importance in this playoff game against The Bullies from the Bay. Of course, some "Catch" and the difference between the Cowboys and Niners offensive lines. And never fear, Will McClay ain't going anywhere.
Mick Shots: Fired Up
Jan 12, 2022
The guys are back together again, kinda, and the energy picks up playoff week. Complete with a practice and health update, a weird West Coast analysis of Diggs, a meaningful return for Gallimore and growing media confidence over the 49ers chances, along with Everson at a South Oak Cliff football celebration.
Mick Shots: Playoff Fever
Jan 11, 2022
Never fear, Mick Shots is here, even if Mickey is remoting in, Bill away on TV assignment and Kyle pitching in out of the bullpen, so Everson holds down the fort. But as usual, a lot of ground covered, talking playoffs, CFP title game, what San Francisco poses, Cowboys health update, coaching carousel spinning and return of the fullback.
Mick Shots: Let The Fun Begin
Jan 10, 2022
On to the playoffs for the Cowboys, taking care of business against the Eagles, earning the NFC third seed, now facing the 49ers, waking up ghosts of playoffs past, health update, that Raiders-Chargers thriller and the 40-year anniversary of that memorable Niners playoff game Everson was a huge part of.
Mick Shots: Thursday Is Friday
Jan 06, 2022
Since the Cowboys are playing Saturday night, in the Cowboys world Thursday was really Friday, no practice. But no lack of news, with two more players going on Reserve/COVID, looking at backups to step up, the Eagles offense, playoff possibilities and Everson joins us driving to San Antonio help coach at the high school National Combine.
Mick Shots: Around The Horn
Jan 05, 2022
Covered a lot of ground today, dealing with Micah Parsons' positive COVID test and ramifications to the Cowboys linebacker corps, what day the Cowboys might play the first-round playoff game, COVID affecting the final game of the regular season and penalties disrupting the Cowboys offense.
Mick Shots: Too Delicate
Jan 03, 2022
The guys had demands today. Everson wants the Cowboys to be more aggressive. Says their "too delicate" offensively starting games. Mickey wants a play-clock buzzer to go off to identify delay of game penalties, like the NBA. And Bill wants this defense to get more stops, to get off the field in late-game critical situations when trailing. What you want?
Mick Shots: Eclectic Thursday Talk
Dec 30, 2021
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.