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I'm a big JBL guy.
My name is Keith McPherson.
And this is How about him.
Week 11 kicked off last night.
I missed out, but I didn't miss out.
I had to do some work in my office in the Bronx.
And then when I came home, we did almost 2.
5 hours of my Yankee podcast.
I don't know if anybody watching or listening to this is into baseball, specifically the New York Yankees.
But if you are, I'm your guy.
You should check out some of the stuff that I've got going on, You can find me on Twitter.
You can find me on Instagram.
You can find me anywhere under the name Keep McPherson.
And this week, going into this week, we saw last night two former baseball players, two guys that were drafted in the major leagues.
I was just talking about baseball.
I'm a Yankee fan.
You've seen him in the Yankee pinstripes? Well, you've seen him in the spring training blues.
He was out there last night cooking.
Doing this thing got a win against the young and upcoming Oakland A's outfielder Kyler Murray, who spoke this week about potentially coming back to MLB.
Never say never not ruling out a return to baseball.
Well, those two baseball players showed why the chose football last night.
They were out there balling, doing their thing, getting it done on Thursday Night Football, a great game in prime time to kick off Week 11 of the NFL.
I have to say this because I have to share my pain.
I picked up Carlos Hyde on the waiver wire this week.
I wasn't sure whether to start him or not.
I needed someone to put in my Flex.
I went with D J.
Moore put up three points last night.
Put up 17 In my league.
That's a 14 point swing.
That's 14 points that I missed out on.
I bet I lose this week by 13.
I just had to share that.
Pray for my fantasy team were 36 and one.
If we lose this week, we're probably out.
Yeah, baby has joined the broadcast.
What up? What up? What up? So let's look at this game.
Let's look at some of the games before we talk about Andy Dalton.
The Dallas Cowboys Last night.
Last night's game was great.
And this week, Week 11, there are great matchups in prime time.
We've got Chiefs Raiders on Sunday Night Football and then we've got Rams Buccaneers on Monday Night Football.
But let's talk about the game last night.
Russell Wilson All my glob.
Russell Wilson threw a ball that hit D. K.
Metcalf right in this face mask.
A fastball he actually tweeted like, uh, two seam fastball.
Randy Johnson style.
I thought this game was gonna goto over time.
And if you remember the first matchup these guys had.
The Cardinals were able to get it to overtime and steal the victory, this time in Seattle without the 12th man, the Seahawks hold it down.
Ah, big defensive stop by newly acquired Carlos Dunlap.
Big sack to end the game.
Look like the Cardinals were gonna go score, touchdown and tied and force overtime.
Know the final scores, 28 21.
Seahawks have the edge in that division over the Cardinals.
Seahawks move on the seven and three Cardinals dropped to six and four.
The the NFC West is gonna be very interesting.
The NFC West should put three teams in the playoffs with this expanded playoff, potentially, but we shall see now going into Sunday.
Eagles, Browns, Browns.
Gotta win that game.
The Eagles just lost to the Giants.
The Browns air home, back to back weeks.
They should get back to back wins.
Nick Chubb Score.
If you have the opportunity to score score every time Falcon Saints now the Saints just announced Taysom Hill will be their starting quarterback.
I will talk about that a little bit more when we get to the Dallas Cowboys tar.
The Falcons had to New Orleans to face the Drew Brees list.
Saints Taysom Hill Starting quarterback.
Not Jamis Winston.
The saint should win that game, but it should be interesting.
I think the Falcons going there and try and make some noise.
Don't sleep on the Falcons in that game.
Bengals versus Washington Washington football team.
The Bengals, I think, can go in and beat Washington.
I think Joe Burrow knows that.
I think Joe Burrow is looking for a win after a tough loss last week against the Steelers.
Hey, I'm not picking.
You know who I'm gonna take here or whatever.
If you guys are repeat listeners, if you follow me.
If you listen to this podcast every week, I start off just talking generally about the games, kind of blindly.
Just looking at the matchups and give you my first thoughts.
Then I come back Sunday morning with my actual thoughts, picks, predictions and parlays.
So I I don't know.
I think Joe Burrow can get a win against Washington in Washington on Sunday.
The next one o'clock game, the Detroit Lions versus the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers should just go ahead and lose out.
Start looking at the draft at three and seven.
Might as well go three and eight.
Make sure you secure that top 10 pick.
I don't know this game coming up.
Steelers versus Jaguars, Steelers or not.
You know the Jags have one when they've been rolling Jake Luton out their back to back weeks.
Minshew Magic has been hurt.
Big Ben and the Steelers will keep on rolling to 10.
And Oh, and they're looking like they're gonna walk straight into the Super Bowl. Right.
Berg trying to make it.
Berg, Titans, Ravens, Titans, Ravens.
A rematch of the A F C playoffs last year, where Lamar Jackson was held down and the Ravens were punched in the mouth.
I think the Ravens should be wanting some get back.
It's in the same place it was last year.
They hosted them in Baltimore.
The Titans air coming back to Baltimore.
They're six and three.
I can't wait to see that game Sunday.
Another interesting matchup, but the Patriots should win this one if they wanna get too 500 if they wanna keep their playoff hopes alive, if they wanna get their respect back after beating the Ravens last week.
Don't have a let down this week against the Texans in Houston.
The Dolphins will continue to roll.
They should be seven and three.
That defense will crush the Broncos.
I wouldn't put any trust in Melvin Gordon or Jerry, Judy and fantasy this week.
Drew Lock, I think, might be hurt.
Yeah, Broncos will go into my mile high and keep it rolling.
Rolling, rolling, rolling the Jets and the Chargers.
The Jets air Owen nine.
About to go. Oh, in 10.
And Justin Herbert with that fresh haircut that supposedly he got from the Charger.
Strength and conditioning Coach.
Why are you doing that, bro? You're in L.
Like, Go get a actual haircut or don't cut the locks.
You had the flow. You had the lettuce.
What are you doing, bro? Jets Chargers in l A sofa stadium.
Justin Herbert gets his second win of the season.
Packers Colts Old Midwestern Showdown Shot the Laurence Owen.
Check out Laurence Owen, check out colts law, check out all 22.
I think those are the right names.
He just did a breakdown on Davante Adams.
Right? great breakdown of potentially I'll not potentially arguably the best receiver in the NFL.
I sent him a video of Ochocinco crying watching Davante Adams run routes because he's that good.
Like from the start, getting off the line to running the best routes to just being faster, stronger and more athletic.
Being able to outjump guys.
Is it now back to these primetime games that I spoke of because this week has a great slate, right? We got Thursday Night football.
That was awesome.
Sunday Night Football Chiefs Raiders in beautiful Las Vegas.
The Raiders? What happens in Vegas? Stays in Vegas.
Quarantine the Raiders air still battling Cove it.
They still have issues with Kobe.
They still been getting fine.
But do you guys remember the first matchup? The Raiders went into Arrowhead and punched the Chiefs in the mouth.
The Chiefs air favored by eight in this game.
I don't know about that.
Monday Night Football waiting all day for Sunday night.
Okay, Rams Buccaneers.
Ah la la la la la la la I think the Rams Congar oh, in and punched Tom Brady in the mouth.
I think Aaron Donald could give him fits.
I think Jalen Ramsey can take away Mike Evans.
They're gonna need to run the football.
And, uh, I'm I'm excited for this one Monday night.
I can't wait to see how this one plays out.
The Rams at six and three, the Buccaneers at seven and three.
I believe in the Bucks, but I don't like they beat up on the Carolina Panthers, but they got smoked by the Saints.
The Rams are better than the Panthers.
We shall see now to the game that involves your Dallas Cowboys.
The two and seven Dallas Cowboys travel to Minnesota to the beautiful palace that they built out there.
U S Bank Stadium.
The Vikings were four and five coming off a win in Monday night, which was the first win on Monday night for one Captain Kirk Kirk. Cousins.
Okay, do I think that Cowboys have a shot to win this game? I do.
Do I think the Cowboys win this game? I don't.
And let's pivot here and talk about one Andy Dalton, who, if you look right here, it says it.
Andy Dalton reveals hard hitting effects of Covitz So Andy Dalton has missed time this year from a concussion three weeks ago to Cove it two weeks ago and a bye week last week.
This guy hasn't played in three weeks.
We rolled out Ben DeNucci against Philly.
We rolled out Garrett Gilbert against Pennsylvania's other team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
We had the bye week, and now Andy Dalton, who was paid to be the backup in the event that we lose. Number four.
Andy Dalton is back under center for your Cowboys.
He has cleared concussion protocol.
He has cleared Cove in 19 protocols, and he's gonna get to start now.
I'm not feeling too great about that.
I said that I would get back to talking about Taysom Hill in the Saints now similar to Andy Dalton, Right? A one year deal was struck for Andy Dalton to be the backup in Dallas.
Everybody knew that he actually signed before Cam Newton signed.
He signed before Dak signed his franchise tag.
Now Jamis Winston, the Buccaneers moved on from him.
They bring in Tom Brady.
It turns into Tampa Bay.
He gets up out of there and he goes to new Orleans with the hope of being the backup quarterback and the starting quarterback in the event off Drew Brees getting hurt.
Drew Brees is old. He's fragile.
He gets hurt every year.
We knew this was gonna happen.
We saw what happened with Teddy Bridgewater last year.
Teddy stepped in for like seven or eight games, played well and did what he had to do to keep that team afloat with Michael Thomas.
Now Teddy got that opportunity, and I think that opportunity sold Jamous on the opportunity to do the same.
Because now Teddy is a starting quarterback in Carolina, went and made his money Now James came in last week against the Niners and he looked all right. He looked OK.
He didn't look bad.
He didn't look great.
He did what he had to do to secure the win for them to win the game.
But something has changed, I guess.
Through the week of practice, Taysom Hill, who has come out and said that he feels like he could be a starter in this league, and the Saints did pay him to Taysom Hill.
Taysom Hill gets the nod this week for the Saints, and it isn't a type of thing where they you know, they came out and said, There's not gonna be packages for Jamis Winston Taysom Hill is the starter, and if he goes down, Jamison is the backup.
Winston is the backup. It's tough now.
How does that relate to where I'm going with Andy Dalton? Andy Dalton was paid to be Dax backup Ben DeNucci was drafted in the seventh round out of James Madison University was never in the plans to start a game for us.
He did against the Eagles, and he threw 40 passes.
Kid was way over his head.
He tried to make something out of nothing.
He tried, but like he that he should have never been in there.
Now we have Andy Dalton, a 10 year vet coming back, But last we saw Garrett Gilbert take the nine and oh, Steelers down to the wire.
Garrett Gilbert scored the first touchdown for the Cowboys, throwing a CD Lamb in four weeks.
We didn't score a touchdown for four weeks.
He looked like he had command.
He looked like he knew what he was doing.
He looked pretty good where a lot of people in Cowboys land myself included were like, Hey, maybe we let this guy continue to build off that right? We brought in Cooper Rush.
He beat Cooper rush out in practice.
Maybe we let this guy rock.
Maybe we give him the keys to the car and let him roll.
Now you paid Andy Dalton the money you paid Andy Dalton.
He's going to get the opportunity to start this week.
I'm fine with it, unless and he doesn't perform.
And I think it's a matter of if we're in this game and and he is not getting it done.
Put Garrett Gilbert back out there.
Let Gabbert like Garrett Gilbert, build on what he was doing last week.
Andy Dalton is great.
The red, the Red rifle.
We've seen some flashes of greatness, but when we last saw him against the Redskins, he had nothing.
And that's against the Redskins, the Washington football team, the dead skins formerly known as the Redskins.
So I I'm not sold on Andy being the starter for the rest of the year.
But when you look at the Cowboys schedule, if Andy Dalton can come in and be this former Pro Bowl quarterback that he waas.
We have some winnable games now.
We play the Vikings this Sunday, but then we roll right into Thanksgiving, and every Thanksgiving the Cowboys play.
We have the Washington dead skin.
So Andy gets the Vikings, who are four and five, right? If we don't let Dalvin cook, run all over us, which he probably will.
But our defense is standing up saying that, uh, you know, it won't be.
It won't be what we what people are thinking.
It's not gonna be like that Browns game where they ran all over us.
Our defense has been playing better and they're playing different and they've got some guys back.
I'll talk about that in a second.
If we can contain Dalvin Cook.
If we can contain Justin, Jeff Jefferson, Adam feeling and Andy Dalton can get the ball to our playmakers, we might have a game with the Vikings, but I'm expecting a loss.
I'm expecting a win on Thanksgiving against the Washington football team.
Cowboys do this every year.
I'm expecting them to win.
Alex Smith couldn't beat the Lions.
You know, We'll see what he does this week, but will be his third week as a starter.
And you know he's gonna come into Jerry World ready to play.
I don't think we win, but I wanna win on Thanksgiving.
Make me happy on Thanksgiving.
Don't rule my Thanksgiving, and then the next week we come right back against the Ravens on Thursday Night Football.
I think that's an automatic L the Bengals.
We play the week after that.
We're at the Bengals in Cincinnati.
We should be able to potentially win that game.
We could potentially beat the 40 Niners.
We could potentially beat the Eagles.
We could potentially beat the Giants.
But hey, lose out.
Keep the topic, and I'll be happy with that as well.
Let's take a look at Cowboys Twitter.
If you follow me on Twitter at keep McPherson, it's the same name.
Same same thing across platforms.
I have a list of Cowboys, Twitter, personalities, cowboys, Twitter, journalists, just people you should follow.
You know they're talking about Mike McCarthy talking about DeMarcus Lawrence wasn't around, but the expectation is for him to play our guy, cheat, obey a woozy a is back, Mike McCarthy said.
Cheeto Baia woozy.
A look good in Thursday's practice, he looks like he's full go.
He had an excellent week.
Uh, woozy has been sidelined since week two with a hamstring injury.
So Cheeto comes off the i r.
As Travon digs goes back on the I r.
We swap corner for corner.
I think we'll be all right with that.
I'm fine with that.
I hope he plays well.
And, uh, yeah, Marcus.
Marcia writes 25 minutes ago.
Let me tell you, having cove, it is not fun.
It don't seem like any fun.
And I know people are still fighting wearing masks and social distancing.
And people are even crying right now about not being able tohave there.
25 family, 25 people, family gathering for Thanksgiving.
Hey, at your own risk.
But it's nothing to play with.
Randy Gregory got sick.
They said Randy Gregory is back from illness.
He will be a part of the work process.
Uh, Mark DeMarcus Lawrence also had an illness.
Some guys, we're just getting sick.
Some guys were getting co vid.
Um, everything is pointing towards D law playing as we sit here today.
Randy Gregory is back participating.
Hopefully, they both play.
We're going to need that pass rush.
The Vikings have a young secondary, a decent line, but we're gonna need that pass rush.
Man. We're gonna need that pass rush.
Yeah, so I just missed Mike McCarthy's press conference.
But just just reading some quotes on Cowboys Twitter.
You know, Hey, says we got a lot of work left to do.
The Cowboys do have a lot of work left to do.
I don't know how I feel about this season.
I a part of me wants to just pack it in.
Part of me wants to lose out so we can start thinking about the draft and getting this team better.
Getting us, getting this team, some quality players.
And you know, there's some games that are winnable.
But if we lose them, I'm not going to be hurt.
Um, when we lose them, if we lose them, I'm not gonna be mad about it.
So that's all I got for the Cowboys right now.
For the most part, let me check my other notes that I had from from Dallas.
I mean, this game is the first of these winnable games that if we potentially lose them, I'm not going to cry about Oh, I know what I wanted to talk about Jerry Jones.
So if you guys have heard me on, how about him? This is my show.
How about him? About the Dallas Cowboys podcast available on Spotify? Video podcasts available on SportsCastr make a SportsCastr account, but I referenced Jerry Jones every week, going on 103.5.
The fan in Dallas, he has his own radio show.
I don't know if he regrets that decision or not, but he goes on there and he speaks.
And this week he went on and he spoke on one DeAndre Baker.
Now DeAndre Baker is the first round draft pick of the New York Giants.
Last year, coming out of Georgia, he started at corner for them.
Last year, he was involved in a robbery slash dice game card game gone wrong in Georgia? Um, him and Lance Dunbar.
Uh, I think it was Lance Dunbar.
I'm not sure, But either way, he had all of his charges dropped this week.
He is trying to get back in the NFL.
Jerry Jones when asked on 103 or 105.3.
The fan about the Cowboys potentially having interest in former first round pick DeAndre Baker.
We're always looking to improve.
That's all I'll say there.
Say what Jerry were you talking about, bro? Are you talking about Roe? We're always looking to improve, so that's all you'll say.
DeAndre Baker is a gun toting young man at age, I think 22.
I'm happy for that young man that the charges got dropped.
There was some type of extortion going on with the lawyers or whatever.
But Jerry, what are you talking about, bro? Like, why would you say that? You wouldn't sign Earl Thomas.
You didn't even think to bring Earl Thomas in for a meeting because Earl Thomas was having orgies during quarantine and he punched a teammate.
But you're you're willing to explore the potential of bringing in DeAndre Baker.
Yeah, he's about 10 years younger than Earl Thomas.
But you're willing to explore bringing, bringing in DeAndre Baker.
And he's known for being ah, gun toting.
Come on. You know, like this guy.
I don't know. Jerry just will say anything.
I just think Jerry should not be on that show.
Hopefully next year they stopped that, Um, hopefully, that's like not a thing anymore because, like, we need to hear less from Jerry Jones, more from Mike McCarthy.
And I'm feeling Mike McCarthy.
You know, like I feel like this about Mike McCarthy.
He says the right things, and I'm feeling I'm feeling his approach.
Even though I feel like this year was a tough year and we can't accurately, like, pegged this guy for what he is yet, Um, you know, Cove, it is hitting the team, he said this week.
He confirmed that the Cowboys have created a bubble atmosphere and the staff is staying at the Omni Hotel and make the They're trying to make the workplace as safe as possible.
During this Cove in 19 Challenge, Mike McCartney said, it's been a constant conversation with Jerry and Stephen Jones and will McLay Um, that came from Briana ****s on Twitter.
You should follow her if you follow Cowboys journalists and people that cover the Cowboys on Twitter.
Um, yeah, this year is crazy, you know, they had to deal with Cove it in the off season they had to do remote.
Offseason A first year head coach Mike McCarthy doesn't get to meet his players on time.
They had no pre season, you know, Here we are now, 11 weeks into the season, we're losing players from Cove.
It a our starting quarterback is coming back from Cove.
It it's It's been a wild year.
And, uh, I will give Mike McCarthy props for in his first year, just handling it as best as he can because it's been rough on everybody.
Everyone's been affected this year.
Everyone has, uh, in some some shape or another had their life altered by 2020 whether it's the pandemic, the coronavirus to shut down the quarantine, the mass.
Whether it's, um, you know, seeing videos of police brutality, black lives matter.
Antifa are former president or while his current president.
But, um, you know, 45 kinda playing that up and touching on those subjects, getting people going that's affected people.
And, you know, even now, as we go back into the second wave of, um, Corona, everybody is affected.
Nobody is above that.
So Myles Garrett also hit the co vid list this week.
The Giants have three players that tested positive for co vid this week.
You know, they Myles Garrett gets it yesterday, and he's now not gonna play, um, this week in the NFL.
So it's been a wild year, especially with fantasy to like.
You lose a guy from fantasy and it's just like he's not hurt.
He's got Curving Cove.
It it's like, ****, this sucks.
And like looking at the standings right now, Seahawks have jumped in the first place in the West.
The Eagles are in first, but the Giants are on their heels in the East.
The Saints air up top.
I think they're gonna win that division, but the Bucks are right behind them.
Gonna get a playoff spot.
The Green Bay Packers air the clear cut favorites to win the North.
I don't know what the Bear's gonna do if Nick Foles is out, they got to go back to their undefeated quarterback, their first round pick in Midst.
Robiskie in the A F C.
But the Dolphins want that.
The Dolphins air coming to ah in the South.
The Colts punched the Titans in the mouth last week, but the Titans and Colts, both six and three of the Titans still want their division in the North.
The clear cut favorites are the Steelers, but at six and three and six and three, the Ravens and the Browns air right behind them.
Looking to get in this wild card.
The Kansas City Chiefs a rating one.
But they face the Raiders, who beat him once already.
Six and three Raiders looking to get in the playoffs.
So, man, it's coming down to these last couple of weeks.
Fantasy is gonna come down to these last couple of weeks.
I think I'm done gambling.
I think I'm done betting.
I'm just gonna focus on trying to win in fantasy.
Uh, but yes, Faras, the Cowboys air concerned shout the Antoine Woods.
You know, you're hearing his name a lot.
They're giving him props and respect A lot as deserved.
He should have been.
The guy Should have never been Don Terry Po in there at the nose guard position for us.
I'm hoping he raises his game, but Tony Pollard has already raised his game, so they both should get carries.
Zeke, I want to see Zeke eat I I need to see a big game out of him.
I don't know when it's gonna come.
I don't think it's gonna be this week, but I'd love to see him play well against Dalvin Cook who? People are calling the best running back in the NFL right now.
But, yeah, that's all I got for you.
This has been How about him? Week 11 Kickoff kicked off last night, but the show kicked off this morning and I will be back on Sunday with SportsCastr news team SportsCastr, NFL news team, Joe Lawrence and Ray talking about the games, talking about the picks.
And then right after that show, I'll do my next installment of How about I'm talking specifically about the Dallas Cowboys? Maura, about what to look for in that game, as well as giving my picks, predictions and parlays for the entire NFL on Sunday.
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