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My name is Keith McPherson.
This is How about him.
This is the Monday recap.
Monday morning, Quarterback.
I like to call it, but it's afternoon, and we're not quarterback in much here, But we're going to talk about a few things and look at my pics where I was wrong and I don't know, just have maybe a little Monday therapy session for your Dallas Cowboys.
Do I have the Dallas Cowboys in shot? I think I want to go there with it.
Sorry, I didn't realize that wasn't in shot.
And I'm gonna slide this way.
Okay? We're good.
Just want the Dallas Cowboys logos to be in the show. This show is called.
How about him? It's a Dallas Cowboys themed show, but I like to talk about the entire NFL, the entire league.
But today my focus is on one Dakota Prescott.
I mean, where do we start here with this? Um, one got to say I'm, like, just so somber and disappointed and shot down and hurt and out of it today, if you notice I got Derek Jeter some Yankee stuff over here, I'm a huge Yankee fan and the Yankees season ended on Friday.
I do a lot of coverage of the Yankees, uh, on my Twitter on my instagram on YouTube, on Twitch, and that has come to an end.
A lot of my fellow Yankee fans are Giants fans.
I live in Giants Country, and going into this game, I just kept thinking, This is a big game.
It's a huge game.
It's a big game.
Ah, must win game for the Dallas Cowboys.
And it was, and we did win.
But it feels like we lost because we lost our quarterback.
We lost a guy that's more than just our quarterback.
He's a leader on and off the field.
You could tell by the emotions of the Dallas Cowboys Sunday.
I'm talking about the players you could tell by the reaction of the fans, the organization Jerry Jones coming down.
Uh, even our former head coach, Jason Garrett, class act being there in support of one Dak Prescott.
Now, Dak, obviously you guys all saw him break his ankle.
He went on to get surgery last night.
He will be out for 4 to 6 months.
And that means he should be good to go for.
You know, around the time that the draft happens in O T A s and some offseason workouts after the winter passes.
But, man, what a gut punch.
We were in a closer game than we should have been against the O and five.
Winds are against the Giants and Falcons who are combined.
We were a onside kick away from being on four before yesterday.
Uh, the Falcons have fired their head coach, Dan Quinn.
I heard some talk about people firing Mike McCarthy.
I'll speak on that for a second and say Absolutely not.
Mike McCarthy was given this team with no off season.
Mike McCarthy inherited this team during the 2020 pandemic coronavirus.
Racial, racial tension, black lives, matter, movement, police brutality.
You guys know everything that went on in this year.
It's been a rough year for everyone.
Can't fire a guy like Mike McCarthy for this start.
Now, I will say, Mike Nolan, he should be on the hot seat.
This Cowboys defense again.
This Cowboys defense, historically bad, gave up another 34 points yesterday, but we were able to win.
It were able to win it for DAC.
We were able to pull through.
Andy Dalton comes through and does enough to win for the Cowboys.
He goes nine of 11 for 111 yards and gets the job done. Makes it throws.
Michael Gallup comes up big time.
The Cowboys defense, though, gave up a ton of yards again and against a team that just doesn't have much talent, we're looking at a team that's missing. Se****. Barkley.
Could you imagine if the Giants had, say, Kwan Barkley? That might have been the difference in the game.
Yesterday we gave up 300 yards to this team.
Um, something's gotta change.
Something's gotta fix.
We did have an immediate impact By Anthony Brown Coming back off the I r boom.
That guy gets fumble recovery, takes it to the House, scores immediate impact by a guy that hadn't played this year.
It was on the I.
The last few weeks, guys like DeMarcus Ware made their presence felt, actually stepped up and did what they had to do.
Toe, hold it down.
But we still gave up a lot of yards.
We still gave up.
Ah, lot of first downs.
The Giants were moving the ball on third down pretty efficiently.
They went seven or 13 before that.
At one point, I think they were like six of 10.
Um, first down, they were moving the ball well.
They're running the ball efficiently with Devonta Freeman, and there was just consistent holes and gaps in this defense.
Our defensive line took a huge hit.
Um, out for the season now is Tristan Hill.
I know people aren't talking about him so much, but what a rough couple weeks for him.
He goes from having that dirty play against the Seahawks to dirty plays against the Seahawks that he got fined for a tackle on Russell Wilson, a tackle on Chris Carson.
He gets fine for that, and then in the game yesterday he's going to tackle Daniel Jones and he's trying to pull up and in him, trying to pull up.
He ends up tearing his a c L.
He's done for the year.
And now when you take a look at this Cowboys team is currently constructed going in tow.
The Cowboys have lost these players for the season.
Gerald McCoy, Blake Jar win.
Lyle Collins, Tyron Smith, Tristan Hill, who I just spoke about.
And Dak Prescott, who I just spoke about Lost for the season.
Also out right now is Leighton Van Daresh.
Ah, there's It's just like the hits keep coming.
There's no rhyme or reason for this.
There's no answer exactly for this.
Why this is going on with the Dallas Cowboys, but I want to say this today.
I felt like the season ended yesterday when we lost Dak.
I'm like the season's over because Dac is the soul of this team.
He's a brother to the guys on this team.
And if you look at what I have up here and says, this is why you sign Andy Dalton but paid AC, and I mean as exactly how I just said it.
This is why you signed Andy Dalton.
Ah, veteran quarterback with 10 years of experience but paid AC.
You saw how his brothers felt yesterday, watching him go out like that, crying, throwing up the fist on the way out.
This man has faced so many challenges in his life.
He lost his brother. This year.
You already know the story of him losing his mom to cancer.
He's playing on the franchise tag this year, and there's a lot of talk about him playing on the franchise tag next year.
Well, I think that's a high possibility as it currently stands right now, I think that's 70% possibility, but that's small.
30% chance is that Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys organization do right by Dad.
He's gonna be the starter next year, no matter what.
In my opinion, he's going to rehab.
He's gonna come back.
He's gonna be the same old dak after he heals up.
He's the starter for your Dallas Cowboys.
But instead of watching that man go out there week after week, put his body on the line, put the team on his back, put up 405 100 yards for this team instead of seeing him roll out there again on a one year deal.
You know, I think they said that he's playing at 31.
4 million on the franchise tag right now.
They're saying next year it should be, like, 37 million instead of letting that man go out there on a $37 million contract and say, you gotta prove it to us again.
You got to show us again.
Nah, shore him up, get him that contract so that he can rehab and that he can work knowing.
Yes, this is my team. This is my organization.
We know what it's gonna take.
I think Mike Tannenbaum said on ESPN Oh, somewhere in the range of 32 to 37 million, no higher Dax club, his representatives, his brother, his manager, Whoever is with him, they're not gonna take a $32 million deal.
Ah, year deal like it's just not happening.
The guy deserves more than that, and it it sucks that the cir***stances play out where the one thing that could happen this year with deck was that he gets hurt.
And now it puts a question mark on him.
As far as his durability, it puts a question mark on him like, Will he be the same guy? I think he will.
He's mentally tough.
And I would love to see the Dallas Cowboys do right by him and give him that long term contract because you know what, Dallas Jerry Jones you gave the contract to some guys that aren't playing right now that are hurt, but worse.
You gave the contract to some guys that don't show up weekend and week out.
Jaylin Smith is one on the defensive end.
He gives great effort, but he doesn't make the plays.
Doesn't make the tackles.
Weekend week out.
We got a better game from him yesterday.
Amari Cooper Is another guy that Yes, we understand the town.
He is at wide receiver.
We understand that you gave up a first round pick for him, so you had to justify that first round pick with $100 million deal.
But he is not a guy that shows up week in and week out.
Our rookie CD Lamb on his rookie deal, is playing like our best receiver.
Our guy, Michael Gallup, who's also on a rookie contract, is looking like our best receiver we had to give a Marquis Cooper $100 million deal to justify the first round pick.
But even Zeke right? Zeke got his long term contract when he held out going to Kabul last year.
And Dax still remains the center point of this team.
The leader of this team, the focal point off the Dallas Cowboys.
This guy spoke out about his mental health this year about being depressed.
He's working with Hayden Hurst.
He's helping people off the field in that regard.
I don't think the Cowboys, they're gonna pay them.
I think they're gonna let him play on another deal.
But if you're asking me, this is why you signed Andy Dawn, but paid AC.
So I hope they paid act.
But let's let's focus on right now.
Let's focus on this team this season right now.
Yeah, Andy Dalton is ready.
Andy Dalton has never played with this many weapons.
Andy Dalton is from Texas.
Andy Dalton played at TCU, not far from Jerry.
Well, not far from Arlington.
He's never had this much talent.
I think the guys ready to go.
I think he signed with Dallas knowing that hey, this time could come, and I'd be ready to rock with three of the best receivers in the league in one core.
Two great running backs in Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard.
A makeshift offensive line.
Which worries you because right now, Andy Dalton, you are a backup quarterback.
You do have the keys to the Ferrari.
You have all the weapons, but there's nobody there up front to protect you. Honestly.
Ah, this line is in shambles right now, and it z going to get worse before it gets better.
Losing Travis Frederick like this, retiring before the season because of his, uh, you know, his health conditions.
Aaron Smith, His neck issue.
Putting him on season ending, ending IR.
It hurts. It's tough.
La El Collins him also being done.
So now we got a backup quarterback and a makeshift line that includes rookies like Tyler.
Be honest at center.
Yeah, early year players like Connor Williams, another rookie like Terence Steel.
Undrafted rookie Brandon Knight.
Like I said Connor Williams, another guy in his career that's in his third year, three years in unproven guys.
So we've got two rookies.
We've got a guy with two years under his belt and a guy with three years under his belt.
And then you got Zack Martin, who was hopefully the guy that can anchor this line and bring us through.
This division sucks the NFC least we got our first division win yesterday against the Giants.
The Giants aren't going anywhere.
The Giants, they're gonna be thinking about who to draft in the next 23 weeks.
The Cowboys schedule.
Right now, If you've been watching this, how about him? If you've been watching what I do here on Monday, Thursday and Sunday talking about the Cowboys, I've been looking at the schedule for a while now.
Next week is a big test without deck.
It changes it a lot.
Monday Night Football.
The Cardinals come to town with a very potent offense against our weak defense.
Now their defense ain't great.
Their defense doesn't have that much of a pass rush.
So maybe our makeshift line can hold up and we got to go into a shootout with them in Jerry World.
You got a whole week to get the first team reps.
I expect Andy Dalton to come out swinging, and I expect them to run the offense the way that is best suitable for Andy Dalton and not Dak.
I don't expect to see Doc running the ball at all, or Dalton running the ball at all.
That was Dak after the Cardinals at home.
We go and play the Washington football team who I think has Alex Smith starting now.
Kyle Allen was a starter.
Haskins got moved to third strings.
Kyle Allen played yesterday and got hurt.
So we see Alex Smith come in after he had a brutal leg injury.
After he had the rehab and we saw his story in his journey, he finally got back in the NFL competition.
And then that goes down that way.
Yesterday. I'm like, there's something in the universe.
There's something crazy going on right now.
There's this shift going on right now.
Between the fall into the deeper fall MBA is over last night, MLB is down to the Final Four.
Football is getting crazy with the coronavirus, and now we got a game tomorrow night on the Tuesday there's there's a lot going on here, and, uh, I thought it was crazy that we see that go down in the same day.
We see Alex Smith come back and we watched his journey and deck is about to go on a similar journey, but back to the schedule.
So it's the Cardinals, the Washington football team.
And then we face off against the Eagles, who, as it currently stands, they're starting to play a little bit better.
And, uh, I mean, they lost yesterday to the Pittsburgh, but Pittsburgh got a beast game out of that Claypool kid, and they're at home and they were on rest for a week because of the coronavirus.
We gotta go to Philly with Andy Dalton on November 1st, and that's gonna tell you a lot about this team because then they got the Steelers.
Then they got the Vikings, the Ravens not long after that.
And if Cowboys fans, if we're thinking that anything is gonna happen with this team, will know in the next 2 to 3 weeks.
This month, coming out of October, we will know what this team is gonna look like if they have a chance to win the division.
If the playoffs are on or off the table.
I've been saying for the longest on this show that the ceiling is 10 and six.
That I expected the Cowboys go to go nine and seven.
But without Dak Prescott, I'm expecting us to look more like a six and 10 team.
It just is what it is.
Maybe we could go 88 Maybe we could go nine and seven if Andy Dalton is the pro that we thought he was when we signed him.
This is why you signed Andy Dalton.
And it sucks because you know what? Conversation is gonna come up now if Andy Dalton does ball out.
If Andy Dahlen does play well and puts up these numbers, which I don't think he's gonna be putting up back numbers but expect him to throw I'm expected him to throw for 300 yards, three touchdowns a week with these receivers and his experience.
And if he comes out and does that, people are going to say, Well, maybe Dak was a product of the weapons he had.
Maybe Dak, you know, it was only this good because he had CD lamb, Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Ezekiel Elliott.
I don't want that narrative to start but it's inevitable.
This is why you get Andy Dalton in in in the event that dat goes down.
Not in the event that Jack was gonna hold out because DAC was playing.
Regardless, I think we signed Andy Dalton because we know how potent this a fence can be now, this offenses missing the offensive line that we, uh, initially thought we'd have.
But well, see, it's gonna get really interesting in the next couple weeks.
What's what's on the table for the Dallas Cowboys? Are we packing this in? If we're packing this in the next couple of weeks, fire Mike Nolan If start figuring out who's the guy? Um, there was also talk about firing Mike McCarthy and Eric B.
Enemy getting the Cowboys job.
It's, too. It's, too.
It's too far out to call or see that Eric The Enemy is an offensive coordinator with the Chiefs, and the way it currently stands, this NFL season is gonna go 18 weeks, and they might even push back to Super Bowl.
So we might be looking at a long time before we're talking about the coaching carousel in the NFL Black Monday.
They call it the day after the Super Bowl or the day after the season ends.
And, uh, you know, coaches get fired.
I think Mike McCarthy is the guy.
I think Mike Nolan is not the guy, and they will move on from him.
And I'd rather it happened sooner rather than later.
Like fire him now his defense is all time bad, like all time were so All right, I'm gonna wrap this up in the next eight minutes.
Looking at my pics now, Uh, I want $0 on draftkings trying to put together parleys trying toe pick some upsets, trying to play some bets.
Now, some upsets hit yesterday, but I did not see him coming.
And I'll tell you, the ones I did not see coming and the ones that I thought I had that were, you know, they were close, but they actually did not land.
So we'll take it from the top of this Cowboys game.
I hit on the Cowboys game.
The spread move from Dallas minus 10 to about Dallas minus seven.
So with the spread moving like that, it made me realize that people were putting money on on the giants and I knew the Giants would cover.
Our defense is terrible.
How are you gonna have a 10 point spread for a team that can't stop anyone? The Cowboys end up winning by three points with a late field goal.
So I was right there.
I was right all the way.
The Falcons people were saying, Oh, Dan Quinn is gonna figure it out.
They're not gonna go home in five.
Todd Gurley. You'll get going.
Well, Todd Gurley did get going.
He had 121 yards and a touchdown.
Good to see Todd back.
But Teddy to gloves. Got going.
He's got a hold of this team.
He's not gonna make too many mistakes.
He's gonna manage games, right? And if their defense could keep a minute, they're going to score points.
And they don't even have Christian McCaffrey.
They're powered by Mike Davis.
So I was right with the Panthers.
I took that upset and that hit on upset.
That hit that I did not see coming at all.
But I'm not too surprised The Raiders beat the Chiefs 42 32 in Arrowhead.
I am sick because Henry rugs is on my fantasy team, and I have not played him because he's been hurt the last, like, three weeks.
I took a gamble and I didn't play him last night and he catches two passes for 118 yards and one touchdown puts up like 23 fantasy points.
That's a miss by me.
I might lose and fantasy this week.
Just off of that.
The Raiders showed me something The Raiders are.
They're better than we give them credit for now.
I was giving him a lot of credit after they beat the Beat the Saints on Monday Night Football.
I'm like, Wow, Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock.
They really got a team.
But then, after they lost to the Patriots Ah, you know, it wasn't so high on them. Different matchups.
They match up well against the Chiefs, who are in a division, and that's who they're worried about stopping.
They go on beat.
The Chiefs and Arrow had look out for the Las Vegas raid. US.
Cardinals, Jets, Cardinals won his game by 20.
I think the spread was like 10.
Everybody knows the Jets are terrible, not much to say there.
30 or 10. I was right about that.
Now the Steelers end up winning this game by nine.
I'm not sure what the spread was.
I think it was less than that.
I think it was like six.
So they they covered three eagles did compete.
They put up 29 points on them and they were competitive early.
I picked this as an upset.
I thought something would be in the air in Pennsylvania.
Battle of Pennsylvania.
Maybe the Eagles take the moment.
Um, they had from beating the Niners and carry it over against the Steelers team that had the week off from coronavirus.
No, Mike Tomlin did not let those guys take a step back.
They were ready to Steelers handle business behind that Claypool kid who had four touchdowns.
Man, talk about fantasy players.
If you didn't play him this week, he went all the way off Chase.
Claypool Ah had three touchdowns receiving, and I think another touchdown running beast effort, beast effort from rookie out of Notre Dame that people are really starting pay attention to now.
Ben Roethlisberger got some weapons.
The Rams vs Washington football team they benched Haskins this week already talked about Kyle Allen and Alex Smith getting into this game.
The Rams win it 32 10.
Uh, that's an easy one to pick all the way.
The Rams were four on one Bengals Ravens.
The Ravens easily covered the Ravens win 27 to 3.
Joe Joe Burrow didn't have a great game, but, hey, it's tough.
That kid is good. That kid is an NFL quarterback.
But I said on the SportsCastr stream that we do on Sundays, I said, Listen, he's not playing against the Jaguars.
He's not playing against the Eagles.
He's running into the Ravens defense and they got some real dogs out there.
We will not see him have any success against the Ravens this week.
And he didn't Jaguars Texans.
I thought I thought I thought the Jaguars could get some Minshew magic.
They didn't get much of anything.
I should have also played.
Brandon cooks on one of my fantasy team sitting on the bench with 30 points.
They fire Bill O'Brien in Houston and the Texas come alive.
They get it going, and I guess it's one of those things.
It's like you have to.
You fire your head coach, who is also your GM.
The team rallies around that They play a team like the Jaguars that everybody said was gonna tank the one in three Jaguars go one and four.
The Texans get their first win at home, and it's a division when they're still looking like they're gonna be alive and fighting and might be a better team without Bill O'Brien.
What happened to the Miami Dolphins yesterday? I don't know what they did.
I don't know what they saw.
Maybe they took that film from the Eagles game and they figured out where to attack the 40 Niners.
The 40 Niners air in trouble, not what the injuries, because they're starting to get guys back from injury.
They're in trouble at quarterback.
Uh, I remember saying not long ago on one of these streams.
Many teams that are already set up for success could use a quarterback like Dak Prescott, one of the teams I threw out there with the 40 Niners.
Jimmy Garoppolo can't make the throws on when he does make bad decisions.
They end up paying for it.
They end up benching him and going to C.
Beth third. That game was terrible.
The Dolphins came out and punched him in the mouth early.
They were down 14.
Nothing in the first quarter.
The Dolphins completely controlled that game.
Fitzpatrick went all the way off.
I didn't see that coming, but, hey, I'm calling for two on one of the streams and Fitch Magic says, No, it's not to a time yet.
I know I'm on borrowed time, but I'm gonna ball out. And they did.
They put up 43 on the Niners.
No one saw that coming.
If you bet the alternative spread for that, you would have, you would have cashed out the Browns and Colts.
Now this was a pick him.
This was a one point game, and I had the Colts.
Honestly, I really did, because I told people.
Don't be fooled by what you saw from the Browns against the Cowboys.
The Cowboys got no defense, But with Nick Chubb down, I don't know.
They're letting different people touch the rock.
They got three different running backs, obviously led by Kareem Hunt.
They got the ball to Jarvis Landry.
They got the ball to uh, Odell Beckham Jr toe Higgins like they spread the ball around and they score points.
The Browns win, 32 23.
Uh, no one saw a nine point win coming out of the Browns.
People were expecting the Colts toe win that game last night, I went to sleep.
When the Vikings scored their last touchdown in the Viking Seahawks game, I had already watched LeBron when m v p and when the finals Championship.
I was like, Oh, man, the Seahawks are going to get this done.
I don't know what happened.
I was in a haze.
I fell asleep thinking the Vikings one.
I woke up this morning toe Russell Wilson goes five and so leads a 94 yard come back him in d.
Something happened and the Seahawks win by one, but they don't cover.
I'm pretty sure they were favorite to win by more than that, they didn't.
So I don't know my picture all over the place.
I think I'm gonna take a break from betting, trying to put together parlays because I don't know.
It's too hard to call right now, but that's all I got for you this week on the Monday edition of How about, um, How about them Cowboys? Right now, it's more like How about him? Uh, it's not looking great out there in Jerry World, but we'll see what happens in Big D.
Like I said, Big D stands for big, delusional, big disappointment.
We them boys, people were saying this year we were gonna go 12.
No way we'll see what happens.
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