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: Packer Times
Nov 11, 2022
Title Town, here come the Cowboys, ready for the weather, the grass field and the mystique of Lambeau Field, the guys also taking a walk down Cowboys-Packers memory lane, especially those NFL Title games in 1966 and 1967, and how few players are still with the Cowboys since last beating the Packers in 2016. And for sure, picks to click.
Mick Shots: Ground Covered
Nov 10, 2022
Name the topic, the guys covered it today, starting with Bill reading a passage about Everson in Jimmy's new book, "Swagger," to an injury report for both teams, to Aaron Rodgers thoughts about Mike McCarthy, and not to mention Mike's 59th birthday today. Add in Cowboys history at Lambeau, Dak's win there and McCarthy Way.
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: 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.
Mick Shots: Fun Friday
Oct 21, 2022
How many shows can invoke the names of Lawrence Welk, Barry Sanders, Herschel Walker and Jimmy Johnson in one show. Tune in. Also, an injury update, Detroit's ability to run the football, but also their inability to stop the run. The guys make their game predictions and their picks to click.
Mick Shots: Shots Galore
Oct 20, 2022
Practice updates, including Dak, Schultz and Washington, what might have been on the O-Line had the Cowboys not drafted Tyler Smith, and on IR return to practice rules. Priceless 2005 found video of Rob Phillips on the original Talkiin' Cowboys from the 2005 training camp, along with a shot of Lions head coach Dan Campbell rehabbing with the Cowboys that summer.
Mick Shots: Munching On Cheese
Oct 19, 2022
Sending out warnings about the Detroit Lions, the Cowboys better not eat the cheese. Lions stats should catch Cowboys attention. Update on wide receiver James Washington, his return growing closer. Same with Damone Clark. And a well-deserved farewell to Rob Phillips, one of the original contributors to the upstart Talkin' Cowboys show in 2004.
Mick Shots: What If ...
Oct 18, 2022
The guys had fun playing the "what if" game with the Cowboys loss to the Eagles, showing how easily the Cowboys could have won that game if just a few plays had gone differently, like the Noah Brown's near TD catch. Then a deep dive into the game's halftime stats, league-wide quarterback play, Cooper Rush's third interception and the good chance of Dak ready to go.
Mick Shots: Monday Regrets
Oct 17, 2022
All the reasons why the Cowboys had their four-game winning streak broken, what the Cowboys could have done better, how the Eagles excelled when the pressure was on in the fourth quarter, the penalty disparity and why Mike McCarthy didn't challenge the poor spot creating a fourth down. Oh, and what they think will happen with Dak going forward.
Mick Shots: Prime Time Game Ready
Oct 14, 2022
Heard Jalen Hurts' numbers when he faces a blitz? Trust us, the Cowboys need to go after the Eagles quarterback. And what about Cooper Rush? He hasn't lost a game yet, but can he go out and win one? Will the defense continued the trend? Can they limit receiver A.J. Brown? Let's make predictions and take your calls!
Mick Shots: Eagles Intensive
Oct 13, 2022
Staying on Dak Watch for a second straight day, pointing out how well he threw after practice Wednesday, Jerry's 80th today, a good injury report not only on the Cowboys but the Eagles, too. Then scripting out a game plan for the Cowboys, how they'll need to get their tight ends involved in the passing game and the need to run the ball effectively.
Mick Shots: Dak Watch
Oct 12, 2022
Here comes the first look at what Dak Prescott was able to do during the early part of practice open to the media, along with Mike McCarthy's update on his physical condition and just who they are preparing to start against the Eagles. Deeper dive into what Dak needs to be able to do to play and comparing what the 4-1 Cowboys have done to the 5-0 Eagles start.
Mick Shots: Eclectic Tuesday
Oct 11, 2022
Looking back to the win over the Rams, looking forward to the upcoming game with the Eagles and touching on the Monday night gamed and how QBs are being protected. Then an overview of owner Jerry Jones' radio segment, what he said and what he meant and a great breakdown on the two big plays involving Trevon Diggs.
Mick Shots: Victory Stampede
Oct 10, 2022
The old school Stampede song opens the podcast, the guys highlighting this Cowboys defense. Another stab at a nickname for the dominating D so the Cowboys can win a game with only 10 first downs. And Bill brings us back to 1991, when the upstart Cowboys went to Philly and beat the Eagles with a backup QB to clinch a playoff spot with all of 11 first downs.
Mick Shots: Happy Hour
Oct 07, 2022
Pretty rollicking show, talking Jerry's upcoming birthday, a little Texas-OU Saturday, a 12-9 Thursday night game and leave it to Bill to invoke the name of Gerald Ford into sports talk. But also examining the Tyler Smith draft choice, the best qualities of Cooper Rush and comparing the offensive lines of Cowboys and Rams. Oh, and picks and to click.
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: More Than A Loss
Sep 12, 2022
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
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."