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Welcome in to a bonus episode.
Look at that Christmas bonus bonus episode of How about him? With yours truly, Keith McPherson washed up Division One football player, lowly Dallas Cowboys fan, and tonight got the club going up on a Tuesday.
It's not gonna be that much fun.
But NFL ratings are going up on a Tuesday.
The NFL just refuses to cancel games on.
I can't hate on them because they're setting a precedent for the rest of the league's right.
They're gonna play all the games on their schedule, and they kinda have the leeway to do that with 53 man rosters and changing IR this year where it's flexible with players coming and going.
But NFL is about that money, man.
They're not getting money off of ticket sales.
They're not getting money off the gate, so they gotta get every dollar off TV.
And sorry for you if you have, ah, soap opera, a sitcom ah, special that comes out on Tuesday nights and the NFL is stepping in to dominate the Nielsen ratings, and they'll dominate again because America's team is on tonight.
America's team toe laugh at welcome in tow.
How about him? That's a perfect way toe call out this week's bonus episode of How about Him? Because I always say we're not America's team.
Where America's team toe laugh at you silly rabbits.
And today the three and eight Cowboys fourth place in the NFC East, take on the 2019 N V, p Lamar Jackson and the six and five Baltimore Ravens down in Baltimore.
Merlin and I expect the Cowboys toe lose like they're supposed to lose so that we can secure that top five pick.
That's all it's about.
How about him? How about the draft? How about the Cowboys? Go in here and taking out tonight and don't get cute And don't try and play because we saw what happened to the Ravens last week when they played the Steelers, they were kind of flat.
They didn't have Lamar.
They had RG three.
Then RG three turned into Trace McSorley and they couldn't really get it going.
And, uh, you know, this covitz stuff? It's interesting.
This covitz stuff makes it challenging for all of us, as Americans, as human beings.
But in the NFL, it's especially challenging because you're trying to prepare for a game.
Games have never been on Tuesdays.
You're trying to prepare for a Tuesday game and you've got a practice and guys air out, your starters air out.
You gotta mixing, Uh, you know, backups.
And, like we saw the Broncos had to pull a rookie wide receiver off their practice squad who had played a little bit of quarterback and Wake Forest.
And he was the quarterback for them.
Like that didn't work out great.
But either way, the three and eight Dallas Cowboys, fourth place in the NFC least have a shot to win this game, and I don't like it at all.
Don't like that one big because, like I said, we should be focused on losing out.
But here's a couple of things that I've thought about that.
I've been racking my brain about right.
The Cowboys having played since Thanksgiving.
It's almost two weeks since their last game.
They got an extra bye week, right? So if the Cowboys get an extra bye week that Bolds well, because what rest? Uh, playing against a team that played, I think, Last Tuesday.
There. On a short week.
Give me one second.
Look, Uh, okay, that's better.
I was getting a little bit of a shadow there, e thing because my monitors in the way, but no worries.
So what was I saying here? Um, I don't like it.
I don't like it one bit.
And I also don't like the fact that America's team toe laugh at the Dallas Cowboys air on in prime time.
And you can watch this game a bunch of ways.
You could watch this game on Amazon prime, and I'm not promoting it.
What I'm promo ing is that the whole world will see the Cowboys taking l today embarrass themselves today against the team that they could actually probably beat, which worries me.
I don't like it, you know, it's the only game on.
It's a Tuesday night.
Usually the Cowboys, when they play like Sunday Night Football against the Eagles.
L the first game of the season we had against the Rams.
L like I hate when the Cowboys the only team plan because everyone watches the Cowboys and routes from the lose and the Cowboys do their best job at pleasing all of the haters.
So Club is not going up on the Tuesday NFL ratings air going up.
And, uh, let's just take this l for the whole world to see.
You know, let's take this l for the whole world to see and like, do it competitively.
I guess the matchups air there.
When you look at the matchups, right, You look at the Cowboys.
You're like, Okay, quarterback Andy Dalton.
You know, he's a 10 year veteran.
He used to play for the Cincinnati Bangles and Andy Dalton, eyes familiar with the Ravens and familiar with M and T Bank Stadium.
He's been there a bunch of times.
Look at his weapons.
He's got CD lamb.
He's got Michael Gallup.
He's gotta Mari Cooper against the banged up secondary of the Ravens.
Marcus Peters got banged up last week.
Jimmy Smith is out.
Thes guys, you would expect to have some trouble.
Now let's go through the injury report, right? All of these names are Ravens players on the injury report.
These air, the doubtful players.
Broderick Washington, Tramon Williams.
That's a defensive tackle.
And that's a cornerback, I think, uh, those guys air doubtful.
So they're not gonna play, and I'm pretty sure Mark Andrews, their tight end, is also out.
Here's the list of questionable guys.
Brandon Williams, D T Kallias Campbell, d e.
Those guys should play D.
J Fluker on their offensive line.
Jimmy Smith, cornerback.
I think he's out.
Chuck Clark. Safety to Sean Elliott. Safety.
He's definitely out.
I believe Tramon Williams, I think, is gonna is definitely out.
I said he's doubtful, but Devante Harris is questionable.
Jalen Ferguson is questionable.
Christian Welch is questionable.
Now when you look at the Dallas Cowboys injury report, Donovan Wilson just got ruled out as safety, and that sucks because Donovan Wilson has been making plays.
Donovan Wilson has been, um, you know, putting his body on the line hitting guys, and he's been making a name for himself, and now he's out so Yeah.
Like what? Like you can't win.
What are you gonna dio? What you gonna do? Anthony Brown is out.
It's just been back and forth with our corners all year.
Trey von Digs are best corner.
Our rookie Cheeto Baia woozy a was on the i r.
Anthony Brown was on the i r.
He comes off, gets hurt.
Um, I wish Jordan Lewis would take a break because he sucks.
But on our offensive line, what hurts the most Zack Martin and Cameron Erving not playing in this game.
Um, and that leads me into talking about a few things.
But before I get ahead of my notes, let me check in here.
I wanted to mention right a few things.
Alden Smith Mayor may not play tonight.
I think he'll he'll go.
He since he's been hurt, Hey has been playing as well.
He was a bright spot in the beginning.
And, you know, we were talking about him for a comeback player of the year.
Uh, comeback player of the year Should be Alex Smith sneezing on the truth.
When you say something and you sneeze and it's fax.
That's exactly what that was.
You just caught that live.
Um, Alex Smith should be comeback player of the year.
I don't know if you watched that game last night, but the dead skins.
The Washington football team went and knocked off the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, so they're led by Alex Smith.
They have a chance, I think.
Thio challenge for the division even though the Giants beat them twice, I don't know.
We'll see with that.
But, um, with this Cowboys team and Lemar Jackson, I was talking about matchups, right? I told you the one side of the ball, the Cowboys offense and the wide receivers and the weapons we have when Andy Dalton going up against their banged up secondary.
Well, when you look at our secondary healthier, banged up, they are hot garbage.
They're pure trash, like they shouldn't even be on the field s so it doesn't really matter who's out there.
I would hope that.
Tank Lawrence, Antoine Woods, Aldon Smith, Neville Gallimore.
Some of these guys up front can get some pressure on Lamar Jackson, but it's a toss up to me.
It's like okay, if Lamar Jackson is forced to run the ball right.
Is he gonna be effective running the ball? Is he gonna be catching his breath from Cove it like or struggling to breathe from having cove it Is he gonna be perfectly good to go like nobody knows.
He hasn't played in two weeks.
Like, is he gonna be ready to rock? Is he going to be looking like, you know, 44 Lamar Jackson? I don't know.
So, like, the Cowboys defense sucks.
This is the worst defense of all time.
This Cowboys defense is giving up 32.
6 points a game.
They're on pace to be the worst Cowboys defense of all time.
So I would bet Trace McSorley can come in the game and make some plays against these guys.
These guys there trash occupy, score on them, you know, like inside the 10 inside the five goal line.
You give me a little Q B sweep.
I could probably get it in there.
I could probably score him.
I could probably score him.
All right, let's move along here.
So if the cowboys do steal this, I doubt it.
I don't want that to be the case, but we don't know what to expect from Lamar Jackson.
Lamar hasn't been having a great year.
He's coming off of Cove it for a few days.
Like like this kid could be all out of sorts like he really could be all out of sorts.
And then this Cowboys defense could hold.
They have been getting better.
Mike Nolan should be fired, but somehow, like they have been getting better, they have been playing better.
So Islam are healthy.
Can he run after Cove? It? Can he make plays like we're used to seeing him make after not playing for two weeks? Can he throw it? Mark Andrews, His favorite target, is out, but they still got marquees, brown marquees, Hollywood brown and our defense sucks Are DBS definitely can't stay with him.
So they should definitely run some deep routes with him.
And you know who else? They should run some routes with not deep routes.
But my guy Dez Dez is back.
Yo, what up, Dez? So the desert union is on tonight.
Number 88 Dez Bryant.
Bunch of touchdowns.
A lot of good times.
Dez caught it for your Dallas Cowboys.
That guy I've been rooting for, hoping he got a shot to get back in the league.
Some of you might remember him signing with Saints on Ben.
He had the Achilles injury and he worked through that.
And he got an opportunity with the Ravens, and we will see him tonight.
Um, moron does in a second, Um, before I get to wrap this up, I wanted to read a tweet as we were talking about the Ravens injuries and the Ravens being out, Michael G.
Elkin writes on Twitter.
Now, if you're on Twitter, you should follow me on Twitter.
I got a couple of 1000 followers on Twitter. That's not a flex.
That's saying that I do put stuff out on Twitter and you should join me.
Say, what's up? We could talk about things, talk about anything.
If you're looking at my wall.
Mostly, I talk about the Yankees.
Also do some net stuff and some cowboys.
Hey, don't don't ask me like what you know.
I'm from Jersey.
That's where the Nets came in.
I live about 25 minutes from Yankee Stadium, about 15 minutes from Met life.
I was never gonna be a Jets or Giants fan.
I picked the Cowboys before I knew where Dallas was, like, literally was a Cowboys fan before I knew Dallas was in Texas.
So don't ask me too many questions about my teams.
The Yankees makes sense for my location.
The Nets, formerly New Jersey, now Brooklyn, makes sense for my location.
The Cowboys a little far, but I've been to Jerry World.
I've been to Texas, so we're all good.
Michael Belkin on Twitter writes.
Cowboys have placed six time Pro Bowl guard Zach Martin and safety Stephen Parker Zack Martin with a calf.
Stephen Parker with an ankle on injured reserve there on IR so that that's usually like three weeks minimum.
Donovan Wilson already spoke about him and his groin.
Need that guy and cornerback Anthony Brown his ribs? UH, to questionable, but they're they're neither one of them are gonna play for Tuesday's game versus the Ravens.
So we're missing a right tackle or really are right guard who bumped out to right tackle and Cam Erving, who was gonna play left tackle.
The offensive line is in shambles.
The offensive line has been hurt all year.
They've been in shambles all year and it's not gonna get any better in these last like four games.
I'm done like I don't care about it.
How can I care about this? I care about the draft.
I care about the draft and this team getting better.
And with this offensive line in shambles, what can I expect from the NFL's leader in fumbles? You don't 21 Mr Ezekiel Elliott leading the league in fumbles.
Kabo, Mr. Zicu Mr.
$90 million contract and hasn't done **** after that contract.
Like Zeke sucks now.
And he's running behind this makeshift offensive line.
And I know a lot of people told me, Your man going into this season, the Cowboys, you're gonna have the best receiving cord.
They're going to spread it out.
And Zika is gonna run wild.
Yeah, All right, Zeke, Where you at, bro? Where you at? Season's not over, man.
A lot of us Cowboys fans got no faith in you.
Ah, lot of us have written you off.
I can't believe how many times you fumbled the ball this year.
I really can't believe it.
I know you always had a little bit of trouble, but, like, this is a bad case of the yips.
Like, you know, they say that baseball the hips like when you can't feel Zeke leading the league in and fumbles, man.
Speaking of Zeke, last time, we suck this bad and ended up with the number four pick in the draft, which is right about where we are right now, having a number four pick.
Last time we suck this bad.
We had a number four pick in the draft. I remember.
I'll tell you a little story I was in.
I was in New York.
I was working at MTV.
I was working on MTV, 15 15 Broadway, Times Square between 44th and 45th, and I got out of work to go watch the draft and I slid over toe buffalo wild wings.
It was, you know, fairly new, the one over there by Broadway by where they do the shows and stuff.
And I remember talking to a guy at the bar.
I'm in full cowboy stuff because I'm a loser like that.
You know, I'm miserable and I wear my misery on my sleeve, but I remember sitting down and this guy saying, Who were the Cowboys gonna take it for? And I said, Jalen Ramsey, I said, We need it.
We need a We need a lock down corner in. This kid is a dog.
I'm a Florida State fan following Knowles, and I know that this is the best corner in the draft.
Might be the best player in the draft.
After years to come.
Fast forward to where we are now, right? The Cowboys drafted Mo Claiborne as their top corner.
He was like number seven overall, I don't know in, like 2011 or something, let's say he sought.
We have an opportunity again to pick in the top five, and I need the Cowboys not to make the same mistakes now.
Zeke made sense because of DeMarco Murray's departure.
Zeke made sense because of this offensive line we built, but you don't draft a running back that high.
It's always a failure.
It's always a failure.
You draft the running back inside the top 10, even the top five.
It's just it's just not gonna work out that great.
Uh, you might have some good times Se**** Barkley.
But then you're gonna have some bad times.
It's not worth it.
Christian McCaffrey, like these guys are gonna get hurt.
These guys, they're never going to actually return that value for you like no, no running back is running you to the Super Bowl anymore.
Name the last team that road there, running back to a Super Bowl victory.
Terrell Davis and the Broncos in 97 like it doesn't happen anymore.
Eso I say that to say this.
It's about a topic tonight, this win in front of the whole country.
It doesn't matter where three and eight go to three and 94 and eight like, I think the division might still be in play, but I don't think it is after the Giants and Redskins won this week.
I think that's done.
So anybody hitting me up talking about the divisions still in play, and I'm pretty sure it's not anymore, I think it was before they won those games.
Uh, it's about a topic we need to land a top corner this time, right? We missed out on Jalen Ramsey that guys All Pro.
That guy got paid the team that drafted him.
Um, he's not on anymore.
They let him go, but he ends up in beautiful Sunny L A.
We need a top five pick to potentially land Caleb Farley or Patzer Tain Ah, lock down corner for the next decade.
And if we don't feel comfortable doing that I know this front office sucks, and they're never gonna be able to actually, like, pull this off like like we have it in front of us.
If not, we trade that pick for top defensive player in this league and get other picks and maybe stack up some draft capital.
But like I said, very don't Stephen Jones.
This front office sucks.
They won't be able to pull it off like we're just gonna be miserable.
When they asked me about them Cowboys, I say, How about him? And this year I add a big boom.
They're not good.
Like it is not fun.
I signed up for this when the Cowboys won the Super Bowl.
I was nine years old, eight years old, and I was like, I think I was I don't know, seven.
I just I was in the second grade.
I think it was seven going on eight.
I just really, like started getting in the football.
I, uh I watched that whole season, and, you know, I remember we had this contest where it was like, Pick up, you know, pick the Cowboys score like whoever can.
Whoever can get the closest to the Cowboys score wins all these jelly beans.
I was closest to the score.
I think the score was like 28 10.
I won the jelly beans.
Cowboys won the Super Bowl.
I came to school in my cowboy starter jacket in my Cowboys jersey.
Flexing on Happiest can be fast forward to 2020.
This **** ain't no fun, but all right, that's all I got for you.
This has been how about, UM, bonus episode on a Tuesday? I think I put out four episodes.
I just made up for Thanksgiving week when I was out of the country and I didn't have a show.
But either way, enjoy the game tonight.
It's a Tuesday NFL game between two average teams, but there's some storylines and some star power their CD lamb, Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott.
Then you got Marlon Humphrey, you got Kallias.
Campbell, You got Lamar Jackson, J K. Dobbins.
It should be an interesting game tonight.
I'm looking forward to just sitting on the couch and watching it, and I don't really care what happens if the Cowboys win a great victory Wednesday.
But if the Cowboys lose, we're onto the 2021 draft once again.
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