Cowboy Up! In the Morning with Erik and Al
Episode 41: A Wright Turn

Episode 41: A Wright Turn

April 1, 2021

KJ Wright has been making headlines around the NFL beat, saying that the Cowboys are a "Dream Team" for him. The decade-long linebacker would certainly add something to the Cowboys defense, but exactly would that be? We give our thoughts around KJ, his abilities, and the ripple effects his signing would cause. The Wheel returns and helps us break down second round prospects. There's really only one prospect we like at Pick #44, to be completely honest. Finally, the NFL added the 17th game, after months of speculation. Why is that a bad thing for undrafted free agents and bottom-of-the-barrel roster guys? Get your saddles on. Let's ride! 

Episode 40: Safety Course

Episode 40: Safety Course

March 26, 2021

The Cowboys are looking at the safety position, and looking hard. The needle has moved a bit during free agency, so we discuss the new signings, and how they impact the defense - because they're all on defense. Thankfully. However, is it enough? Probably not, but we dive into it anyway. The free agent signings also bring up the question of the draft. Has it altered our thoughts on the draft? Are the Cowboys going to proceed how we all think they'll proceed? A tight end keeps getting tossed into the possible draft mix. It's not the Pitts, but it's not what they need. Pun intended. Put on them boots - it's go time. 

Episode 39: Silent Fillers

Episode 39: Silent Fillers

March 18, 2021

Free agency is here - and the Cowboys are filling SOME holes on their current roster, but not the ones with higher priority. As always, it seems like the Jones Family is taking the typical approach in free agency by letting the first wave in the market settle down. This strategy didn't pan out last year, leading to a historically bad defense. Is their usual operation going to cut it this time around? We break down the Cowboys' signings, and those that have departed so far. We also say farewell to Andy Dalton and wish him well on his new chapter in the Windy City. Pop a seat down on that saloon chair. Time to Cowboy Up! 

Episode 38: Rayne Dakota Prescott

Episode 38: Rayne Dakota Prescott

March 11, 2021

After two seemingly long, tiresome, and frustrating years, the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have reached an agreement on a contract extension. We couldn't be more happy to have our QB1 locked and loaded for the next four years, to the tune of $160 million. We break down the contract, the key aspects of it, what it means for the team, what the Cowboys need to focus on now, and why the pressure is on the front office to deliver. Not Dak. Oh, and Al gives a Miss Cleo impersonation. All this and more on Episode 38! Saddle up! 

Episode 37: When the Mocks Come March-ing In

Episode 37: When the Mocks Come March-ing In

March 4, 2021

It's March and mock draft season is in FULL swing. Give a listen as we do a real-time mock draft and break down round-by-round who is still left on the board and why we went with one player over another. It's a seven-round mock draft, full of surprise players falling and stocks rising. In The Trading Post, we go over Amari Cooper and the 2015 draft, Connor McGovern as a potential starter, and a possible Will McClay weakness. March also means St. Patrick's Day is near - what's the luckiest play in Cowboys history in your eyes? Hitch the wagon and Lets. Go. Cowboy up!  

Episode 36: Twenty Percent Chance of BS

Episode 36: Twenty Percent Chance of BS

February 25, 2021

Someone reported that Dak has a 20% chance of not playing again. Are you buying or selling that notion? We have a new segment called The Trading Post that breaks down recent rumors and buys/sells them as valid or not. Tad Prescott makes his debut on the topics list, and we're fully behind him on what he's been doing on social media recently. Brotherly love at its finest. Later, the OG 88, Drew Pearson, has finally been selected for Hall-of-Fame induction! We give our favorite Drew Pearson moments, including one that ended up with a really mad former Eagles kicker. That's cute. Let's ride! 

Episode 35: A Marriage (To Dak)

Episode 35: A Marriage (To Dak)

February 11, 2021

No but seriously, one of our hosts is getting married! We'll give you two guesses. But that's not all! We discuss the Super Bowl, talk about a social media post heard 'round Cowboys Nation. Was it a strategic, hidden message to Dak, or was it simply the Cowboys social media team's carelessness? We also dig into the Cowboys roster as it stands - who would we cut? Who do we think the Cowboys are going to cut? We look at the skill positions on offense to determine who fits into the 2021 Cowboys roster. To top it all off, we review the best pairings in Cowboys history. One will surprise you. Get a bowl of Texas chili and relax this chilly weekend with some Cowboy Up in the Morning! 

Episode 34: Watson, Watsoff

Episode 34: Watson, Watsoff

February 4, 2021

Dak for Deshaun? No. Just no. Right? Please don't tell us you're on the "yes" side. We talk about why we would never trade Dak for Deshaun. Also, the Matthew Stafford trade to the Rams is going to have some ripple effects for the Cowboys, in our opinion. But not the type of ripple effects you think. We both approach the subject from different angles, and it might not bode well for the playoffs and contract negotiation leverage. Jerry better not get in his own way. We also discuss the Senior Bowl, offensive lineman in the draft and free agency, and where the Cowboys rank in terms of franchise relevancy - given their current Super Bowl drought. We also pick 'em: Chiefs or Bucs? Put them boots on. Time to go! 

Episode 33: Mock, yeah! Draft, yeah!

Episode 33: Mock, yeah! Draft, yeah!

January 28, 2021

We found an online mock draft simulator with algorithms, predictive boards, and the whole enchilada. So you know we had to have our fun with it. We both did a two round mock draft separately, and picked the same player in the first round, but differed in the second. Erik went defense, Al went offense. We also take a look at the backup QB market in free agency and who is out there to play understudy to Dak Prescott. The Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama is upon us - who are you keeping an eye on? We have our favorites. Dust off that cowboy hat. We're off, baby! 

 
Episode 32: Dak to the Basics

Episode 32: Dak to the Basics

January 21, 2021

The storyline of the offseason is going to be Dak Prescott. Plain and simple. We talk Dak, what other alternatives there are - and do we think those alternatives have even the remote possibility of even happening? The draft and free agency are down the road, but it's never too early to take a look at who's out there. We break down the linebacker position to see what makes football and fiscal sense to scoop up and shore up that defense. Oh and why are we talking Baltimore Ravens at the end? You'll have to listen to find out. Light the bonfire. Time to sit around and talk some Cowboys. 

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