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So from the top, my name is keep McPherson, and this is How about him? Week 12 Kickoff.
Usually this episode happens on Thursdays, but as of tomorrow, this Thursday, I will be out of the country for the holiday break.
The Thanksgiving break and the Cowboys play on Thanksgiving.
So makes sense to get this in today.
Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve.
What do I want to talk about here? Let's see.
Um, let's start with the topic at hand.
Rookie first round pick out of Oklahoma.
This kid man can't say enough about this kid.
This kid is ridiculous.
He made the most ridiculous catch a candidate for top catch of the year in that game Sunday, I was dumbfounded.
I was speechless, breathtaking I don't know the words CD Lambro.
You got a bunch of fans you're making me.
And I mean, of course I'm gonna be a fan.
Still the draft 17th round pick, But I wanted to see what the kid could do.
We have other receivers in Amari Cooper making 100 million Michael Gallup Onley in this third year, but that kid could be a one.
A number one receiver anywhere in this league.
CD is playing like the best receiver on the Dallas Cowboys, and you've got to love that.
You gotta be cool with that. I know I am.
And, uh, I'm trying to get it out of my mind.
And I think this is how I'm going to get it out of my mind.
I'm trying to get it out of my mind that Jerry Jones made him wear number eight.
He has embraced the number 88.
He has done all of the 88 club proud.
I got to get a number 88 jersey to erase that from my mind and just accept the CD.
Lamb will be the next member of the 88 Club for the next 8 to 18 years, and he will do just fine and that number 88.
For me, it was like I'm a former football player.
I always wore a single digit number.
If I didn't wear a single digit number, it was a number under 20 like 16 was the highest number that I wore.
I'm a slim dude CD.
Lamb is a slim dude when you're straight up and down like that.
Having two numbers.
88 No, it's too big of a jersey.
But he wears it well.
He makes it look swaggy, and, uh, he's putting a league on notice.
Man, I think he's the top wide receiver.
This was a stacked class of wide receivers.
I said it on the last show.
When you look at Henry rugs going first to the Raiders, then you got Jerry Judy going right before CD Lamb, the Cowboys getting CD, CD, lamb, steal of the draft.
And then you got Michael Pittman Junior.
You got guys like Denzel Mims, Jalen Reagor that went before those guys.
So step class of wide receivers.
But CD lamb is the cream of the crop, and he plays four.
Your Dallas Cowboys now, Uh, I also got a mention.
That CD has broken the single season record for a rookie in receptions, and I think that touchdown catch was the one to either tie it or break it.
The record was 46.
He is officially the best rookie wide receiver assed faras catches and receptions go that we've had.
So shout out to C D and, uh, keep handing them the ball, too.
I like when they handed off to the guy, Handle the ball, let him run it.
You know you don't always gotta throw it to him. He shifted.
He's a playmaker and he's young.
Let that man run.
Let that young man run Rumble, young man, rumble on! Duh.
Now I got to switch gears a little bit.
As we get more into this show, This is again.
How about him? Right here on SportsCastr talking about the Dallas Cowboys talking about the NFL.
Got to switch gears a little bit and talk about something that's, you know, it's really sad and it's it's an unfortunate situation, and I made sure that, you know, you could see my sign up here.
Um, and I'll talk about that now, quickly.
So the Cowboys had to cancel practice yesterday Tuesday, and everyone immediately thought it was Covic.
There must be a covert outbreak.
You know, if we have a covert outbreak two days before this Thursday game like, No, that wasn't it.
And the Cowboys came out and said it was a medical emergency and I was on this, and I will just read to you.
I will read to you what? The Cowboys put out their official statement so that I'm not paraphrasing and I'm not doing this verbatim on Dhere.
This is what I read on the Cowboys Instagram Not even 24 hours ago, the Dallas Cowboys, right shortly before 7:30 a.
This morning, Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning coordinator Marcus Paul experience a medical emergency.
Paul was immediately treated by Cowboys medical personnel and transported to a local hospital by ambulance.
As for the Paul family, Marcus is in the process of undergoing further medical tests, and additional information will be made available at the appropriate time.
The Dallas Cowboys players and staff attended a pre scheduled 805 AM team meeting this morning, and we're told by head coach Mike McCarthy that today's practice, scheduled for 11:30 a.m.
would be canceled.
The organization extends its prayers and support to the Paul family and asked for friends and followers of Marcus, his family and the team to keep them in thoughts and prayers.
So prayers up to Marcus Paul and the Marcus Paul family.
Now, some of you may be asking, Who is Marcus Paul? Um, you know why? Why are we speaking on him? And Marcus Paul is the strength and conditioning coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys since 2018, so the last three seasons, he's a former NFL player.
I'll read some stuff off his Wikipedia quickly, you know, as a player.
He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 89.
He played for them for four years, and then he went to Tampa Bay and played for a year as a coach is with the New Orleans Saints, Uh, New England Patriots, New York Jets, New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys.
He's a five time Super Bowl winner, and, uh, he just seems like a guy that in NFL circles a lot of people know.
Hey, seems like he's been around the game for a while on the strength and conditioning side.
And honestly, it sucks.
It sucks to see, uh, this happened this week.
You know, when the Cowboys canceled practice, I was not thinking it was this at all, and unfortunately it is.
And now we missed a day of practice going into a, uh, pivotal week, a very important week on a game that is two days away from the missed practice.
And, uh, it's a game that we need to win.
The winner of this game will immediately become the first place team in the NFC East.
So the bottom part of my message here, right win for Marcus Paul, This is a huge game, and I know that, you know right now and I have tow given update on Marcus Ball.
He's supposedly got brain damage.
He's not in good condition right now.
He's still alive.
He's still alive.
I'm pretty sure he's still breathing.
And he's like, hooked upto life support or something.
I haven't seen any more updates.
I've been been looking at this, uh, for the last 24 hours, but I'm pretty sure he's just He's not in good shape.
He's not in a good spot.
So this is gonna be heavy on the players minds.
This is heavy on the fans minds, the organization's minds.
Um, you know, Monday usually, you know, after we travel to Minnesota on Sunday, we get back on.
But Monday is not gonna be a practice day.
That's most likely gonna be a film study day.
And then Tuesday we didn't practice.
So today, the Dallas Cowboys will get one practice to get everything in the game plan, get everything together and be ready to compete against the Washington football team, formally the Washington Redskins, who we have a debt to pay.
We have a bone to pick.
We owe them one.
If you're a Cowboys fan and even if you're not a Cowboys fan, you're in NFL Fan.
You remember the Cowboys earlier in the season going to FedEx Field in the raid, losing a game to the Redskins or losing game to the football team, and Jon Bostic flew in and had a late hit on Andy Dahlen.
Uh, I guess you can say it was late, but you you can say it was dirty.
A dirty hit on Andy Dahlen that resulted in Andy Dahlen being concussed and missing time.
And the biggest thing that came from that was the fact that no one on the Dallas Cowboys came to his defense.
No one on the Cowboys seemed upset.
Nobody even tried to get Jon Bostic's face.
We have a debt to pay.
I know didn't forget about that.
And I'm sure the Dallas Cowboys are going to go into this game with a different mentality.
I hope they play ****ed off.
I hope they haven't forgotten about that moment.
And I hope they come out tomorrow as three point favorites and make it not even close.
Alex Smith this back, and this will be his third week, starting his second week of full preparation.
Maybe the Bengals this past week, 22 9.
Joe Burrow went down.
If Joe Burrow doesn't go down, maybe that game is closer.
But we all hear about Chase Young and the Reds.
The Washington football teams pass rush.
The receivers are starting to emerge.
Obviously you know about Terry McLaurin? Obviously, um, you know Alex Smith is getting the ball toe.
Logan Thomas their tight end and the Sims kid and whoever else they got over there.
J D McKissic, Antonio Gibson Running the ball.
The Washington football team is a decent football team.
They're not a good football team, though, so I do believe the Dallas Cowboys will beat them.
And now this is the first time I'm picking the Cowboys toe win.
Cowboys hadn't won a game in 43 days.
Cowboys were on a four week losing streak going into the bye.
They surprised me last week and they stopped the bleeding against the Vikings, and that gave me enough confidence to say, Hey, we can figure out how to win a division out.
Honestly, this is how I feel about the Cowboys.
I feel like they're setting us up for failure.
I feel like the Cowboys were just on that line out and really me back in as a fan, right? Because my sign up there said America's team toe laugh at Big D big disaster season's over.
The season is not over.
The division is very much in play.
The playoffs are very much in play and Jerry Jones getting the host a home playoff game with fans is very much in play, and we need to go avenged.
That loss that we suffered a FedEx field tomorrow in other news allowed me to put some respect on DeMarcus Lawrence's name.
I was critical of the guy in the beginning of the season when the defense was given up 20 points in the first half to our first six opponents.
I was critical of the guy in the beginning of the season because he had a lot to say on the mic.
A lot to say on the podium.
But you know what? He has backed it up with.
His play tank has been holding it down.
Now let me read it, says Tank.
His grade for this past week.
That's third highest pass rush grade.
Behind Onley Khalil Mack with 91.
6 and T. J. Watt with 92.1.
So DeMarcus Lawrence, a guy that we paid a guy that we paid more than before Deck and more than most of players on this team Tank is getting his money's worth giving his money's worth and you love to see it.
We need him toe lead. This defense.
We need him to be a dog.
We absolutely need him to get pressure on Alex Smith.
Alex Smith is coming off a gruesome leg injury, Alex Smith himself said.
He's trying to learn how to play from the pocket, studying guys like Philip Rivers.
I wouldn't suggest Philip Rivers as a guy you studied, but if he's gonna be stuck in the pocket, we got to rush the passer.
We gotta heat him up.
We gotta get some hits on him.
They don't have anybody else.
They'd have to goto Haskins if Alex Smith comes out of the game.
So put some respect on Tank Lawrence in this defense, if you listen to the show Monday, I talked about Donovan Wilson playmaker Skies getting his opportunity.
He's doing what he's got to do.
But my mind is set on Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving football, having a good Thanksgiving and the Cowboys avenging that first loss and setting the tone for the rest of season.
I am thankful for the rematch.
I'm thankful for the rematch.
It's a timely rematch on Thanksgiving.
I hope the Cowboys play mad.
I hope Andy Dalton remembers how they took a cheap shot at him and he goes out there and lights it up.
Mhm Allergies kicking in.
All right, so I think we should beat this team three point favorites and John Makoto rights.
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That was the worst rushing game of the season.
It was rainy way end up going to bend.
DeNucci was bad since then.
We rushed for 133 yards against the Eagles.
We rushed for 144 yards against the Steelers defense and 180 versus the Vikings were trending up.
Ezekiel Elliott had his 1st 100 yard rushing game last week.
Tony Pollard has been spelling Zeke and getting it in.
I think he's probably leading the league in yards per carry.
It's time right.
This offense needs to be anchored by Ezekiel Elliott.
Jerry Jones called him out and said he's the best player on the team and he responded to that call.
Had his best game of the season.
We need to run the football against this Washington front, right? They got one of the best, the lines in football.
But if we run past them and get into the linebackers and secondary there, that makes him a relevant right now.
If we're dropping back and were throwing the ball 40 times and they can wreck the game, got around the football against his team and got to play good defense and our defense has stepped up a lot, props to them.
I don't think the Washington football team should be more trouble than Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook Were Justin Jefferson and Adam feeling were, they should be able to handle these guys.
So with that being said, I'm looking forward to the games tomorrow and now one of the game's tomorrow has been shifted, has been changed.
And, uh, there's only There were three games, right? There was the Lions, right? The Lions always play on Thanksgiving.
The Lions hosting the Texans.
That's the early game and then the Cowboys hosting the Redskins.
I'm gonna say Redskins every single time, like I don't think I'll ever be able to just say the football team.
Washington Hosting Washington and now plot twist here, I believe, because of co vid the Ravens Steelers game has been moved to Sunday and will not be the night game will not be the 8 20 game.
Now, think about that for a second.
Give you one Mississippi.
Why does that matter to us now? I hope everyone is good.
Uh, you know, I hope they don't have a co bit outbreak.
I hope everyone is healthy this holiday season, but who is the Cowboys next opponent? A week from tomorrow in Baltimore, the Baltimore Ravens, the Baltimore Ravens lined it up so that they would have a Thursday game back to back weeks.
We lined it up so that we would have a Thursday game back to back weeks.
But now, with this plot twist, the Ravens have a shorter week to prepare for the Cowboys.
That plays in our favor quickly.
Let's look at the schedule for the rest of the season because you will catch my drift easier that way.
The Cowboys currently are three and seven.
The Cowboys play the risk.
Here we go again. The Redskins.
The Cowboys play the Washington football team tomorrow, which will decide who slots into first place in the division, at least for a couple of days.
Then, the week after the Cowboys go and play in Baltimore against the Ravens to the Ravens lost to the Patriots, the Ravens have come down toe, Earth some.
The Ravens now will be getting ready for us on a short week where I think that evens this match a little bit.
So Week 12, we've got the Washington football team.
Then we stay in, uh in Maryland and face the other team in Maryland, the Ravens in Week 13.
We could potentially win that game, but I'm counting that as a loss because they're a better team than us like for now, but anything can happen.
Right? We play the Bengals Bengals air without Joe Burrow.
So with the Vikings game, the Redskins game that could be two wins and potentially first place, the Ravens could be three wins in a row.
The Bengals could be four wins in a row and starting to create some distance on first place as we get into Week 15.
Where will face, obviously, Who else do we go to face and week 15? No, this now.
I was thinking a week 15.
This would be another win.
40 Niners come to Dallas.
We have a chance to win five games in a row if we win five games in a row.
All of a sudden were 87 right, So the Vikings are or were seven and seven.
The Vikings, the Washington football team, the Ravens, the Bengals, the Niners and then the last two games of the season.
I don't have to look at the schedule for this because I know the last two games of the season against the Eagles and the Giants.
Now we get the Eagles at home, we'll get the Giants on the road.
Shouldn't matter too much.
But what I'm getting at here is the Cowboys.
It's all in front of them, right? The injuries.
Mike McCarthy's first year, All the things that have gone on with Cove in with the country, with the election with black lives, matter, police brutality, uh, riots, protests, whatever you want to talk about that happened this year with this team getting ready for the season.
The number one thing that happens to this team, A Sfar is detrimental is losing Dak.
And we can somehow sal***e this season without Dak.
We have a chance to win a playoff game or not.
Won a playoff game, win the division, host a playoff game, which we probably won't win.
But you never know is the playoffs, and it's all right in front of us.
And that's why I say I really hope that the Cowboys air not setting us as fans up for failure.
I really, really hope that they actually get it done, because the Cowboys can be better than the Eagles and the Giants.
The Giants are better than the Eagles, but the Giants aren't already all the way there yet, and they're hurting from losing their best player in Saigon. Barkley.
We should meet the Giants at the end of this season for the championship.
That game has the opportunity to be the winner, wins the division and goes on to the playoffs.
And I would love to see that.
So Dallas Cowboys get it done.
Get it done for me.
Now, let's quickly take a look at the games this week, since I will not be here on Sunday like I said, I'll be out of town.
I will be here Monday.
I'll be back next Thursday to talk about we 13.
But let's talk about these games real quick because I won't be able to pick him for you now.
Usually I give my parlays.
I give my spreads.
I give my predictions on Sundays.
I just blindly look at the schedule like I'm about to do right now.
Um, I'm some idea of who's on the schedule, but I have no idea who I'm gonna pick here.
So I'm just gonna take a first look at these games and tell you I think is gonna win.
Or you know, what? Any thoughts about these games So Washington vs Dallas.
I'm telling you, the Cowboys, we're gonna win.
And the key to this game will be played calling the Cowboys taking There are opportunities, the Cowboys running the ball.
We need another game of over 150 yards rushing on the ground.
200 would be nice.
And who gets to the pastor? Right.
Well, see there there D line against our offensive line, which I have to give a shout out to because our offensive line, the makeshift offensive line, put together their best game this past week.
Let's see him do it again.
I got the Cowboys, Texans, Lions to Shawn Watson.
He hit another level this past week.
He's on a mission.
The Lions have no defense.
Texas will win that game on the road.
Ravens Steelers, which is now Flex to Sunday.
The Steelers Air 10 and no, and I think they're gonna keep on marching on.
I can't pick them to lose.
I got the Steelers winning that one, going 11 and oh, the Raiders and the Falcons, Raiders and the Falcons.
Uh, that game is in Atlanta.
The Raiders are a playoff team this year.
The Raiders air six and four.
I gotta take the Raiders to win that game, and they're gonna be looking to bounce back from the loss that they just suffered at the hands of Pat Mahomes in the division.
Rival Chiefs Chargers Bills.
No way will the Chargers go in tow Orchard Park and beat the Bills on Sunday.
It's just not gonna happen.
Probably a little chilly out there.
Rookie quarterback versus that defense, not give me the Bills to win that one.
Giants will not lose this game.
Finley is gonna be, uh, quarterback for the Bangles.
Their season's over.
They're gonna tank out.
They're not gonna win more than two games.
Give me the Giants Titans Colts Next one o'clock game on Sunday.
Ah, whole Slater one o'clock game.
So whatever you're doing on Sunday, be seated and ready for all the games on one.
This is a good rematch.
Uh, they had just played each other three weeks ago, I believe two weeks ago, I believe on Thursday Night Football.
The Titans, I think the types gives him get back. This time.
I think the Titans gets, um, give back.
I'm taking the types to win this one on the road.
Panthers Vikings, now four and seven, vs 46 I don't know if Teddy's gonna play or P J.
Walker, but the Panthers.
I think they can go in and win in Minnesota.
The Cowboys just did it, and I like what I saw from P.
I love their trio of receivers playmakers between D. J.
Moore, Curtis Samuel, Robby Anderson.
If they can keep those three guys as their 123 like, I don't know if Teddy's the guy.
I don't know if PJ walkers a guy, but they got a hell of a group of receivers with Christian McCaffrey when he comes back.
It's Cardinals all day.
There's nothing else to say about this one.
The Patriots aren't as good as we want to believe they are.
The Patriots struggle and we make excuses and we say it's this.
Then they when they actually do well, we're like, Oh, yeah, the Patriots air back.
Now they're not back.
The Patriots are gonna be an average team.
They don't deserve to make the playoffs.
The Cardinals air fighting to get a wild card spot at six and four.
I think they go handle business in Foxboro.
They're not gonna be able to stop counter Murray like it's pick your poison with that kid.
He'll run it or throw it and have this weighs 5 ft in these apiece.
The Dolphins Jets.
I love this rivalry.
Dolphins Jets in the Meadowlands.
This is a get right game for the Dolphins, right to we've got beds.
Last week, they struggled in wherever the Dolphins playing last week, was in Arizona.
No, it wasn't Arizona.
Where were the Dolphins playing last? Oh, the Dolphins played in Mile High.
The Dolphins played in Denver at Empower Mile High.
Like I knew, there was a slight chance.
Almost every year we see it, a team that should beat the Broncos goes into Mile High.
I don't know the smell of weed in the air.
It throws these guys off and they don't play their game.
They would be looking.
Thio bounced back against the Jets, who were going on 11.
Trevor Lawrence? Yeah, the Browns and the Jags.
Brown should win Brown's air seven and three.
They win, and then they go to 83.
Put some respect on Cleveland.
They're doing what they're supposed to do.
Saints Broncos in mile high The Broncos won't win back to back games in their altitude.
The Saints will not play the same game that they played last week.
It was the Taysom Hill show.
Alan, Tomorrow, Do it to you.
Who knows that I don't know.
What what other wrinkles Sean Payton rollout, but take the Saints there.
The Rams air coming off a beefs went against Tom Brady and the Bucks.
They're back at home.
I have to say I love those Rams jerseys they had on on Monday night.
There, like a tan color from afar.
They look white, but then when you're watching the TV there like this sand color, I said 10 or more like a sand like like l a beach sand color.
I'm like those are jiggy like a If I was a Rams fan or even though I wasn't around saying if I was in L. A.
I wanted to get the jersey just aware for style.
Those those were Cool Chiefs Buccaneers.
Pat Mahomes versus Tom Brady.
The Bucks are in trouble.
The bunch about to go seven and five they're not beating the Chiefs.
Bears, Packers, Packers should win that game at home, but I don't know that spread of 8.
5 for Green Bay.
Green Bay has not shown me in the last two weeks that they can blow anybody out.
They had a letdown against the Colts.
They had a huge letdown against the Jaguars.
They barely one.
I would I would play that.
I don't know about that spread, either, though, because, like, I'm about to say, it's, uh, it's 8.
5 spread, but they're probably thinking mental.
Travis Key is back.
The Bears without Nick Foles, The Bears with Nick Foles couldn't get it done.
Mitchell Stravinsky's back.
They're not gonna be able to score enough points.
All Aaron Rodgers has to do is score a touchdown and get in field goal range.
They could win that game.
10 uncovered Monday night.
Sea Hawks, Eagles.
I need to Seahawks toe punch the Eagles in the face in Philly and keep moving on and doing what they're doing.
I need a big we got a, uh, Russell Wilson.
Hopefully, Russell can put up 40 on the Eagles.
Alrighty, That's my time.
That's all I got for you.
This has been How about him? Week 12 Kick off on a Wednesday, usually on a Thursday but tomorrow's Thanksgiving.
The Cowboys play tomorrow.
I'll be out of town getting this episode in here.
I'll be back in a week from now to kick off.
Week 13, and we'll have a regular week.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving.
Be thankful. Be grateful.
It's been a wild year.
If you're watching this, that means you've made it through most of 2020.
If you're watching this, that means you have some type of device.
Just be thankful for everything.
Be thankful for the little things and Thanksgiving.
It really isn't about Turkey and Pilgrim's and all of that.
I think it's just a time to reflect.
And it's to me the beginning of the holiday season, right Thanksgiving.
People gonna be with family. People are traveling.
Usually it's a drinking holiday.
Do what you want, eat, drink, be married.
But just be thankful.
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