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"Three of the program. It's monday. It's thanksgiving week and given thanks for some great games week eleven ten of twelve decided by one score or less eight of twelve decided by a field, and we still have the game of the year tonight. Rams chiefs from Mexico from Las. City of angels. So great day though, great day showed up for work yesterday. Hey, thanks. Thanks for having me there. It's nothing like showing up for work for an unpaid day as great to be there. Thanks a lot. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. You should be paying us show up and hang out and watch football with Tony Dungy. Rodney Harrison with Mike tirico. You get the great wall TV and free food. Right. Yeah. That's great. All those people are cool as you're there, though. That's right. I get stuck in the corner of the u. Yeah. It's not that easy to deal muzzle. You to you? Dropping bombs man. I know twelve year olds in the room. I know. Sorry, coach John sorry kids. Got to grow up. Gotta teach him the streets. Okay. But nonetheless, the games were phenomenal. I mean, I mean, the one o'clock of games with all the close games. Whether it was the Dallas falcons games the Bengals ravens. The Panthers lions the amazing comeback by the Steelers in the fourth quarter against the Jaguars. And that defense the Houston Texans Redskins football game. It was actually one of those games at one o'clock after one o'clock was done. I came away going damn. There was so much so much going on towards the end of those one o'clock games. You know, you you walk away. I don't know what I just saw. I saw so many plays in so many different situations. It's hard to kind of digest it all the Cowboys game was amazing to me because we had eight days ago going into the week ten Sunday night game. All the talk about Jason Garrett, maybe being fired the day after a blowout loss to the eagles. And the Cowboys had lost their way and Troy Aikman. Calling for a complete overhaul of the organization desperation to road games later. The Hendrawan on the road all year long. Two road games later at Philadelphia at Atlanta two teams that were four and four eight days ago. Right, right. The falcons got beaten by the Browns. Devante Campbell came out. After the fact and said, we didn't take the Brown. Seriously. They were surely taking the Cowboys seriously, and it was a good game at the cow with with the Cowboys. You know in the first five minutes of the Cowboys are gonna win because either their brand of football works that day. Right. Doesn't either works right out of the gates or it's not gonna work at all. And we sensed early on first couple drives Cowboys are going to win even though it was caused. Yeah. Yoga at the end to avoid overtime that that Cowboys formula work. So you saw we know I think right away. Yeah. I think we will. We saw early on as we saw. Okay. Their their offense aligns you to be capable of moving Atlanta in the run game a little bit. So that was one thing I think that was a positive the biggest thing too is Dallas defense. Dallas defense is really special Vandereycken. Oh my gosh. I mean, he's unbelievable athlete at the middle linebacker position. The the wave of pass rushers they send Matt Ryan and come. Were he was under duress really the whole football game? And then of course, the secondary. They have in Dallas is pretty special to. I'd argue those dual corners are as good as anybody in the sport right now with Byron Jones and should be a loser. But yeah, I mean Vandereycken gets the big interception. When they took the lead that kinda helps pad the lead. Let them go up nineteen to nine I believe at that point. But either way it was a really good football game and Dallas with Mark Colombo's. The new offensive line coach has shown the ability to be more successful in the run game. They kind of got a good formula going right now, and they don't need to try to blow up the scoreboard with offense appoints, they can play ugly and through their defense a little bit. I talked to Zico Elliot from the bus on the way to the airport yesterday. He said the offensive line has been destroying people and that that sets the tone and it was before the eagles game. That Elliot said that games a must win. They're all a must win the teammates responding to him. He's becoming a leader in his third year in the NFL. And he's getting it done. He had fifty five touches the last two games combined. He said he feels fine coming out of the Sunday game against the foul because he had thirty touches yesterday. And he's heading into the thanksgiving short. We game ready to go. He said, I'm ready to roll. And I think the Cowboys, and who knows who knows because one thing we've we've learned when you write someone off. And you assume someone's going to be good the rest of the way, it can flip. Why? Washington's gonna come in with that attitude of no one expects us to win right McCoy who beat the Cowboys four years ago in Dallas chair as a replacement stars at Texas kid, right? And and he when he came in yesterday after Alex Smith suffered that horrible gruesome broken leg thirty three years to the day after Joe thighs man suffered his against your dad's New York Giants on Monday night in in. That was a home was in DC. And Coca Cola. Good. He did. And it looked like they were going to pull off Ed victory. Just change everything. We saw Lee change for the first time in game all year. But I think the Cowboys have to take them seriously. That's suddenly becomes a great game. I think all the games on on sun on Thursday. We're going to be great because the lions showed fight yesterday. They're going to want to even the season series with the bears and keep themselves alive for a long shot playoff berth. Washington. Dallas will be great in the middle. And then can the falcons Duke can can they stay on the same field with the New Orleans Saints in the NFC east. Is there anyone that we can look at and say that team doesn't have a chance including the New York Giants. No. I don't think I don't think we can cancel anybody out. I think you know, it's slim pickings for the New York Giants, I understand. They're still have a chance here down the stretch. But the giants schedule is not easy. I mean, they still got some AFC south football teams on their schedule. That are very good. They still got to play the eagles in Philly. They gotta play the Cowboys. They gotta play the Redskins still again and the Cowboys a believe are on the schedule twice for them down stairs and the bears. And you know, the titans and the colts the way they're playing football right now. So, you know, again, there's some positives. They're dangerous because Eli manning is still alive manning and he's clutch and able to execute the offense and saquon no dealt with there. But you know, as a complete football team again they've beaten the forty Niners in the bucks. And that game was extremely close yesterday and the bucks find ways again they bench their quarterback to bring Jameis Winston. And so let's not forget about that. And and lose context of the whole situation. Fucking is formula is put your starter out there. Fall behind by the backup in threat. I just like Cincinnati view weeks ago elimination game coming up on Sunday between the giants and eagles. Can we at least agree on that? I think so. Yes, the loser's gonna be done. Yes. Without without question. Will you know? Yes. The loser will be done the that. Should finally put the nail nail in the coffin. But. Yeah, you're either way we're gonna. Come Sunday and go there's three teams still in in the conversation in the NFC east, and you know, the Redskins aren't going to give up their beat up football team. But I do think Cole McCoy can play quarterback every bit as good as Alex Smith. I really do believe that he's every bit the good good as athlete and he can throw the ball. I really think with more power. And he's a more gifted down the field thrower, then Alex Smith. And I think that's something. He can bring to the offense something I said about the Cowboys last month before they lost in Washington. And that was a really close game. Remember that weird? Call with the resetting of the snap on the field goal. Forced overtime. Yes. I I looked at the Cowboys as a team that could make things interesting against the saints or against the Rams in the postseason because of that formula if that formula works the Cowboys are gonna keep it close and they're going to potentially win the game. And we're going to see the Cowboys in the saints get together in Dallas next Thursday night, which will give us an idea. Yeah, they're not the Cowboys really are a team that if they make it to the postseason and. For as much as I said the Rams don't want to see the Seahawks in the playoffs. I don't think the Rams will the saints wanna see the Cowboys in the playoffs. Because if if that formula works that day that special season you had in New Orleans or A could be out the window in a three hour winds. The Cowboys I think they match up better with the Rams would be I think more reluctant to see the Cowboys coming to town because the Rams are gonna go men are run defense is very good, and you can control the clock. And of course, we know the Cowboys even is very good. The saints are built a little differently than the Rams the saints. Have you know, the best run defense and football. So they're they're going to feel comfortable about that match up. But I think to your point with the Cowboys either way the one thing they have in their advantages. They are not going to beat be beat or beat up or dominated at the line of scrimmage on either side of the ball. That is always going to give them a chance to physically stay in a football game. There all line. There's no D line in football that just going to steamroll the Dallas Cowboys oh line. And that's the same for the other side of the ball. There's no old line and football. That's going to steamroll that Dallas Cowboys defensive line those are two special units. And when you have the ability to win, you know, the trench warfare on both sides of the ball. That's always gonna keep you close and competitive in any football game throughout the season know, the saints are so good right now they've scored ninety nine points in the last two games fifty one against the Bengals forty eight against the defending Super Bowl champions. Is there really is something to be said for this idea of peaking too soon? Is that thing could the saints. Look back on this in December and say man, we wish we were playing now like we were back in novem-. Now, you just you ride the hot wave, and you go and they've they've played two teams that they've match up well with they're playing awesome football. And I think the gift the saints have more than anything this year. And sometimes you don't see this with the team. That's dominating. Like them is to me is they have a red hot poker right next to there. But all the time, and that's the Los Angeles Rams fact that the Rams are still. There with the same record. I know the saints won the head to head matchup. But the fact that they're there with the same record is going to continue to push the saints to go. We gotta keep playing. Well, we got this team on our heels if we want to be home for the play offs. We gotta make sure we stay headed the Rams, and I think that's what we'll keep this ultimately keep the team focused and playing in a very high level. And I think about really what the Cowboys can do. And maybe we'll do coming up in about ten days. We'll find out more about the Cowboys. The next two games.."