Cowboy Up! In the Morning with Erik and Al
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. 

Episode 31: Moore Drama, Quinning Attitude

Episode 31: Moore Drama, Quinning Attitude

January 14, 2021

Just when we thought the coaching staff was settling in, everything got blown up. By the Eagles, no less. We discuss the potential ramifications of losing Kellen Moore to Philly for their Head Coaching position. The Eagles' firing of Doug Pederson was a sign of commitment to Carson Wentz, and hiring Moore is even *more* of a commitment. Also, could the Cowboys keep Kellen by offering him the title of Cowboys head coach? We debate two ways they could approach this. Also, Dan Quinn is in the house, and Joe Whitt is his Plus 1. We're happy with one hire, lukewarm on the other. We discuss the pieces Quinn needs - on the current roster, in free agency, and the draft - to be successful in North Texas. We end the episode with Doug Pederson, Micah Parsons and...Jeffrey Dahmer & Jim Carrey? Saddle up for a wild ride! 

Episode 30: A New Year No Show

Episode 30: A New Year No Show

January 7, 2021

It's over. What else can we say? The Cowboys laid an egg in their bout with the Giants. With the playoff boat leaving the Cowboys on the docks, let's sail into the offseason, and see what exactly is on the horizon for America's Team. The sun has officially set on the season. Put the horses in the stables. 

Episode 29: Giant Playoff Implications

Episode 29: Giant Playoff Implications

December 31, 2020

It doesn't matter how the season is going. A win over the Eagles is always a reason to celebrate. It makes their already-angry fans even angrier - and that pleases us. However! It was even sweeter knowing that the Cowboys are still in the playoff hunt. They'll need help, but it's not impossible! We discuss: How the Cowboys cooled off a hot Jalen Hurts; Kellen's influence; McCarthy's salvation?; Randy's Comeback. We also bring back the wheel and figure out the edge between Garrett v. Nolan, Cowboys OLine v. Giants DLine, and score predictions. Also, is Dak's deal in trouble? Andy Dalton, the Red Rifle, is firing on all cylinders. So are we. Let's ride! 

 
Episode 28: Carol of the ‘Boys

Episode 28: Carol of the ‘Boys

December 24, 2020

It's Christmas Time, and the Cowboys gifted us a beatdown of a longtime rival. Pollard with his ballin' so bright guided Dallas' sleigh that night. We're impressed with Number 20, and we're also impressed by a cornerback that might not be around next season, but SHOULD be. He was playing his natural position, and had a himself a game - a result of something happening for the first time since Week 1. Also: Did the 49ers win or did the Cowboys lose? What does the 2019 Peach Bowl and the 2018-19 College Football Championship Game have to do with the Cowboys game v. Philly? We have the Christmas Cheer. And a roundup of all things Cowboys. Put some whiskey in that eggnog. Let's get it. 

 
Episode 27: Revenge of the Red Rifle

Episode 27: Revenge of the Red Rifle

December 18, 2020

Andy Dalton's performance in his homecoming was the epitome of a typical Andy Dalton game. Tank was a man possessed on Sunday. The Cowboys were playing a mirror image of themselves. Jourdan Lewis and Antwuan Woods need to be brought back in 2021. Erik is more annoyed at the win than happy, and Al is vice-versa. Draft status doesn't matter because of #parity. These are a few topics we cover in Episode 27, including what it's going to take to beat the hated San Francisco 49ers - hint, the game might not hinge on an arm, but a leg. We'll tell you why. The Cowboys didn't earn their stripes against the Bengals, but they could have their first winning streak of the season by beating the boys from the Bay. The gold rush ain't stopping us, we're moving the cattle ahead - join in! 

Episode 25: Blip Drill

Episode 25: Blip Drill

November 27, 2020

Just when the Cowboys pull us in, they give us the big stanky boot. We thought this team got over the hump with their impressive win over the Minnesota Vikings, an arguably more talented team than the Washington Football Team. We were deceived. With injuries decimating an offensive line ready to turn a corner, a seemingly disinterested running back, a defense that was just destroyed by a rookie and putrid special teams decisions, is it time to hope for a high draft pick? Is it time to cut a certain highly-paid player and draft a replacement in the middle rounds? Also, the Baltimore Ravens game is a big one for Amari Cooper. Why? Click play, and strap them boots on. Disclaimer: This was recorded hours before the Ravens game was pushed back to Dec. 7. Some predictions may be altered slightly, if certain Ravens ARE able to play. 

 
Episode 24: Purple People Beaters

Episode 24: Purple People Beaters

November 25, 2020

It's a short week, so we're publishing on Wednesday instead of Thursday - but what a week it was! The Cowboys got their first win of the season, and it was the first convincing win of the season that didn't need a miraculous kick or catch. What did this win show about the Cowboys' true character? We talk about what Donovon Wilson - who had a heck of a game - needs to improve upon to be the safety we've been looking for. There is also someone on defense who just ALWAYS seems to be around the ball, and it's not who you think. Oh, and the offensive line looked like an offensive line. The Washington Football team is up next, and we think Amari Cooper is going to be key - but for different reasons. Got that turkey on the pit, pilgrims? Eat up and listen in! 

 
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