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December 5, 2022 6:05 am

The Cowboys erupt on SNF vs the Colts | Cowboys insider Calvin Watkins joins the show | Jimmy Garoppolo done for the year.

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But you don't have to wait long. Three weeks until Christmas. Three weeks from tonight. Christmas night. And there will be NFL. Though a limited Christmas day and night schedule.

On December 25th. I kept saying it over and over to my kiddos on Sunday morning. My fourth and fifth graders. They were stunned too.

Of course at that age you don't really have much of a concept of time. But they were much more excited than I am. Not because I don't love Christmas, but just because there's so much to do. At least I have a tree. The tree is in the stand. Though right now it's in my foyer and not decorated. But the branches are settling and it smells amazing.

So my Christmas tree was keeping me company while I was taking my football notes most of the day and the evening on Sunday. So we're going to have to dive in. And there's more than just NFL for this edition of the show.

Though of course the NFL will drive the bus for the most part. We've also got the final. The last word.

The no turning back. This is how it goes. Final college football playoff rankings. And the matchups. Based on championship weekend. There were some surprises on the field.

But only one team that jumps from outside the top four into that playoff. So we'll get to that though admittedly. We'll do a little more with that as we head through the rest of this week. And also, sadly, the end of the US men's national team run at the World Cup. That goes back now, gosh, almost 48 hours.

Not quite, but almost 48 hours to Saturday morning. We'll talk about that a little bit too. Though, again, more as we head through the week and have time to process because you know the NFL is a big bad. And I know you guys are waiting and you're ready for our Sunday night show in which we cover every single game at least once. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio.

You can find me on Twitter, ALawRadio. Lots of NFL thoughts. Deep thoughts. Such deep thoughts.

Like this one. The Jesse Bates fake injury with two laughing so hard I'm crying emojis. Those are the deep thoughts.

I think Giants coach Brian Dabel may spontaneously combust on the sidelines. Those types of deep thoughts. I tweet during NFL games on Sundays so I can remember some of my thoughts that I don't want to write down on my notes. That I'm a thinker in that moment.

Emotions that I won't be able to conjure up later. And so on Twitter or on our Facebook page, I was posting about Christmas trees on Facebook. You can find us and connect with us. We also have a YouTube channel and we're always glad to hear from you. We're live from the Rocket Mortgage Studios.

When you need cash out of your home and a simple way to get it, Rocket can. Would you believe we've got one team in the NFC and one team in the AFC who've been officially eliminated from playoff contention. There was a chance that the Minnesota Vikings could clinch the NFC North title on this Sunday with a win and a Lions loss. But the Lions don't want to lose these days.

Which I think is such a cool turn of events. So we're going to get to all of the standings and the implications. But yes, two teams finally mathematically eliminated as we hit week 13. Believe it or not, that does not include the Indianapolis Colts. They'll wait until you hear what their interim head coach had to say about taking over and about what he's seen from the team since he became the number one guy.

The dude. This turnover is really the name of this game between the Colts and the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Cowboys trying to keep pace as best they can with the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFC Beast and also trying to take advantage of the fact that two of the division teams tied. Tied on Sunday. One of the reasons why the NFL is so much more popular in the United States than soccer, the other football is because of ties. If we have too many ties in the NFL, people like me grumble.

I hate ties in professional sports. I think it's ridiculous, especially in the NFL. And yet that's what we got in the NFC Beast.

So I may actually just call it the East the rest of the show and not the Beast because it annoys me. But for the Cowboys, an opportunity to pick up some ground on the Giants and the commanders. So again, points off turnovers between the Colts and the Cowboys in the first half. There's an interception by Dak Prescott that leads to a Colts field goal. Then there's a Matt Ryan interception that would become a theme and a short field and Dak is able to turn the tables. The Cowboys able to turn the tables and he finds Michael Gallup for a touchdown. This is a good back and forth in the first half.

If not for that late TD by the Cowboys, this one is a one point game at the break. And I know that there are many Matt Ryan detractors out there. He certainly doesn't seem to be the right fit for the Colts this year, though it's not just him. On his way out, Frank Reich told us that the offensive line, it's playing extremely poorly. And Matt Ryan, who's not mobile, is under siege a lot.

And you could see it again in this game. Three official sacks, seven more hits. But a lot of times he was either throwing under duress or throwing quickly. And so a poor offensive line is not conducive to an immobile quarterback or a quarterback who doesn't run a ton.

He looks like a baby giraffe when he runs. But he does give the Colts the best chance to win. You just have to take the good and take the bad with Matt Ryan. And there was good to begin the second half. Eight minutes, 90 yards, a third quarter drive that helped the Colts to settle in and make this tight again. Shotgun snap to Ryan, back to pass, looks left, throws left for the end zone. Touchdown Alec Pierce.

What a catch by the rookie. Matt Ryan put it up there and Pierce brings it down against Kelvin Joseph for six. 3.43 to go in the third quarter. It's now 21.19, Cowboys. And the Colts have a chance to tie it with two. They do not get the two-point conversion, but the Colts are within 21 to 19. At that point, the Colts' scoring was done. Crazy enough, as promising as the third quarter began for the Indianapolis Colts, the Dallas defense smelled blood in the water, a little bit like sharks with chum.

Oh, my gosh. This turned into an onslaught, a really stunning finish in Dallas. A fourth quarter barrage of 33 points, all of them for the Cowboys.

Here's the snap. Black looking right, throws right side of the end zone, Gallup goes high. Did he make the catch?

He did. Touchdown Cowboys. Michael Gallup beating Isaiah Rogers for the three-yard touchdown catch. Ryan under center now stands up, puts his hands on either side of his helmet, squats back down, hands under center, takes the snap. He's back on a play fake.

Pressure coming. They dump it on the screen to the tight end, Mowally, Cox. Along the right numbers to the third, he lost the football. Picked up by the Cowboys, racing back down the near sideline. Malik Hooker into the end zone, touchdown Dallas. Ryan on the gun, lifts his left leg, has the shotgun snap, back to pass, looking right, has time, floats it for the right sideline. That one is intercepted. It's picked off by the Cowboys, and it's Daron Bland. Here's the snap, toss play to Pollard, running left, blockers in front, outside the numbers 25, down to the 20, 15 to the 10, cuts right at the 5, dancing into the end zone, touchdown Cowboys. Tony Pollard may have just put this one away. A 30-yard touchdown run, and Dallas leads 40 to 19. That's Ryan Radke on Westwood 1.

He was definitely busy. 33-point fourth quarter, only the third time in NFL history a team has ever scored at least that many points in the fourth quarter. After Gallup's second touchdown, the next 26 Cowboys points all come off Colts turnovers.

And that's what I mean about it being stunning. It happens so fast. We know that the Dallas defense is a big play D. But four consecutive possessions with takeaways from Indianapolis led to four straight Dallas touchdowns. I think the most emotional one, the Malik Hooker fumble return for a score because he's a former Colt, and he talked about how much this meant to him, how much this meant to the Dallas defense.

It's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. Five takeaways, five of them. I don't want to say it's impossible to win when you turn the ball over that much, but it was so stunning and so quick that the Colts didn't really know what hit them. They looked like deer in the headlights. And that's not something that you would expect from a veteran quarterback. Mistakes that compound the mistakes and make it so much worse.

But yeah, it went from bad to worse very quickly. So as much as the Cowboys had the lead, even with their offense, this one belongs to the D. You see in the fourth quarter, any one of us can make a play. So that's how dangerous our defense is. Each one of us, we can do our job.

We believe we all could do it. We believe every week we go in, you know, we're dominant enough to be able to get teams. I mean, under 14 points, you know, as far as up to score. So we felt like once we get there, we just had to capitalize on it and feel like that's what we've been lacking throughout this year. And today, you know, when we got up them two scores, we just pretty much built out. We started creating turnovers, sack fumbles and everything. And that's how we want to be every week. You know, that was just the emphasis for us this week.

Explosive. I mean, I think really, you know, the defense set the tone. Obviously with the takeaways and the run game and, you know, the backs, just like anything that starts up front.

And I think our primitive players just continue to make plays, you know, throughout the game. We were able to break it open there in the fourth quarter. So defense, defense, defense.

Defense wins championships a lot of the time. But I'm also really impressed with what I've seen from the running back tandem of the Cowboys since Ezekiel Elliott returned. Now Tony Pollard was doing yeoman's work before that when Zeke was out.

But the two of them together are a load. Dallas with another 220 rushing yards. Tony Pollard with two more scores, which makes the work for Dak a lot simpler, a lot more balanced. And it obviously means that opponents have a hard time figuring out who to stop first or where to focus that defensive game plan. Honestly, they played a great game all game long. Given us opportunities when we went three and out at times, a throwing interception, they hold them to a field goal.

Yeah, they played a hell of a game. Just, as you said, the turnovers and we're able to build off of those in the fourth quarter right there and take over the game. And that's kind of the recipe for us. Honestly, when we were able to get up a couple scores, as I've said before, allow that D line to hunt, they'll just create turnovers from that.

And you'll see a lot of points. And it was a fun night, fun fourth quarter. Dak Prescott all about the defense with the way that they provide this cushion. And that's what the best defenses do. We'll talk about it with the San Francisco 49ers coming up. Meanwhile, Jeff Saturday trying to find the silver lining to yet another brutal loss. We're not changing coaches in the middle of a season if it's not bad.

So, no, I knew what I was signing up for. Again, effort, like I told those guys in there, man, the effort, the energy, enthusiasm these guys are playing with, man, they are battling. I love that. Like, you talk about a gut check. You talk about we don't quit. I appreciate those things. You're not changing coaches in the middle of the season if it's not really bad.

Okay. At least he's not pulling punches. However, his future employment is on the line, right? Who knows if his relationship with Jim Irsay will give him a bit of a cushion or maybe earn him some more time, more than just the eight games since he took over. But there are still some glaring issues for the Indianapolis Colts, namely the takeaways, or in their case the giveaways, and Matt Ryan with four of those tonight. It was tough there at the end. We kept it tight, knowing coming in, playing a good football team, a team that's been playing well, and gave ourselves a chance there in the fourth quarter. But when you turn the football over like we did in the fourth, it makes it extremely difficult to overcome. Credit to them for capitalizing on the opportunities. But, yeah, that game turned quickly.

It definitely did that. Thirty-three fourth quarter points, 26 of them. In fact, the last 26 points of the game all off turnovers. Coming up, we'll head to Dallas, and welcome old friend Calvin Watkins, longtime insider for the Cowboys for the Dallas Morning News.

You can find me on Twitter, ALawRadio. I know a lot of people are excited about the Cowboys, nine and three now, six and one at home. So this is a team that has a home field advantage, and they've got three consecutive wins to stay within striking distance of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Off the field, on the money, and after hours, it's time to talk football with Amy Lawrence. Prescott says it multiple times. We're not satisfied.

We're hungry. Well, Zeke was definitely eating out of the Salvation Army kettle, one of those late-game celebrations when it's a big, huge exclamation point. Ryan Radke on Westwood won as there were five takeaways by the Dallas defense, four of them coming in the second half, and a massive onslaught, 33-point fourth quarter. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio.

We're pleased to welcome longtime Cowboys insider Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. Calvin, what was your perspective on that fourth quarter when it all went completely off the rails for Indianapolis? I was like, this Saturday needs to go back to television because this is a disaster. I mean, they were getting turnovers.

I mean, the third student running back is getting a touchdown. It was crazy. 33 points, the most ever franchise history in the fourth quarter. It was wild.

I've never seen that before. It's crazy. It definitely happened very quickly, too, and they were able to score after every single one of those takeaways, which is huge. When someone asks you to describe the Dallas defense or tell them why the Dallas defense is so good, what do you say, Calvin? I would say they're a very nasty defense because they have a lot of pass rushers.

They get after the ball. They have a defensive coordinator who's not afraid to blitz everybody to get after the quarterback. And they got some guys who can make plays on the ball in the secondary, and that's hard to do. So they have a lot of great players there. They're going to have some issues in the secondary because Anthony Brown apparently tore his Achilles. He's one of the starting runners.

So they're going to have some issues there. Outside of that, they're a fantastic defense. I think one of my favorite things about the defense, too, is that it's not just one or two guys. Now, there may be a couple of stars that people know outside of Dallas, but they've got multiple guys with five-plus sacks.

They get after the quarterback from a bunch of different angles. And as you point out, the secondary, even if it does lose a piece, still has guys who can make plays, even if you don't know their names, even if they're not the stars. Yeah, Daron Bland was this rookie that they fell in love with. They drafted him on the third day of the draft, and they wasn't sure if he could have an impact, but he had an impact from day one of training camp. And they lost Jordan Lewis early in the season with a foot injury, and they were confident to say, Daron Bland, you're a rookie, Fresno State.

We're going to put you behind in the football game, and we expect you to make some plays. And he made two great plays, and I have two picks, and they've loved him ever since, since the start of training camp. Calvin, this is a total opinion question, but we know that Dan Quinn was in hot pursuit, and there were teams that wanted him last year before Jerry Jones made it worth his while to stay in Dallas. Do you anticipate that being the case again with the next NFL head coaching cycle?

Oh, yeah, I think so. I mean, Dan Quinn, he could be selective because he coached in Atlanta. He coached the team for the Super Bowl.

Yeah, they coughed it up to the Patriots. We all understand that. And he's a real personable guy. He's a smart guy. So once again, he's going to have this choice of teams to pick from. And I don't know how much more money Jerry Jones can give this man to stay, but last year it was easy to do that. This year's going to be a lot harder, and there's going to be a lot of jobs opening up for Dan Quinn.

He's going to be selective, and he's going to get a job, and he's going to take it. It is interesting, though, that his best successes, I would say the best stops on his resume, have been when he's a defensive coordinator. So in Seattle as well as in Dallas now, Atlanta had a little bit of success, but really his defense was the major issue the entire time he was the head coach. Yeah, it's interesting because sometimes, and I think he's learned this, sometimes you've got to be the CEO, and you can't be the guy that's calling the defensive signals and all this kind of stuff.

And if he gets a second job, which I believe he will, I would think he would say, I'm going to be the CEO. I'm not going to call those defensive plays like I did in Atlanta in the early part of that tenure, and I'm just going to step back kind of like Mike McCarthy. Because Mike McCarthy was a play caller as a head coach for a long time in Green Bay, and then toward the back end of that tenure, he said, you know what, I've got to get out of it.

I can't do it anymore. And then he got back into it a little bit, but I think you see Mike McCarthy here in Dallas not calling the plays and just be a game manager is a lot easier to handle. So I think that will be the next step for Dan Quinn.

If he gets a job, wherever it may be, Arizona, who knows, he'll say, I'm just married in a game. Calvin Watkins is with us from Dallas or AT&T Stadium, where Sunday Night Football turned into a lopsided victory by the Cowboys with 33 points in the fourth quarter. It's after hours here on CBS Sports Radio. I was just saying here on the show, Calvin, that I really like the Ezekiel Elliott-Tony Pollard one-two punch, the balance, the way that they have been since Zeke got healthy. What do those two guys have to say about splitting carries and splitting touchdowns and splitting the load? Doc Prescott said it best about both of those guys.

He said they have zero egos. And when you talk to Zeke and you talk to Pollard, those guys are like, look, I want the other guy to do well, you know, because it makes us better as a team. And Tony Pollard, he's had to answer questions about his durability since he got in the NFL out of college because no one thought this man could carry the ball more than 15 times in a game, and he's done it.

He carried it 21 times about three weeks ago. And so he answered those questions. He got a contract here. Zeke's got his money. He's got a busted knee, and Zeke's still out there running around.

And those guys just enjoy being around each other. Zeke is encouraging Tony. Tony's encouraging Zeke. It's a really good thing to see because there are no egos in that running back room. Now, today there was an issue because Jerry Jones told us after the game that the reason why Tony Pollard started tonight was because Zeke Elliott had a discipline problem. Apparently, Zeke, now Jerry was a little fuzzy on the details, but Jerry was like, hey, I think either the phone went off in a meeting or he was tardy for a meeting, one of the two.

So, but outside of that, that little hiccup tonight or whatever that was, those guys have been great. I don't know that I've ever seen or that I do see a guy in the NFL these days take more advantage of the opportunities when they're presented to him than Tony Pollard. You mentioned the lack of ego. I mean, the guy will do whatever the team asks him to do, whenever the team asks him to do it. And he capitalizes. He's a Carpe Diem guy.

Seize the day and just do it. He's been so great in that role for the Cowboys the last couple of years. Yeah, you know, he had a similar role when he was in college at the University of Memphis.

He was like the number two guy there. And then the Cowboys drafted him and they said, well, you could be the number two guy here behind Zeke Elliott. And I remember when he was drafted, Stephen Jones had said, he could be Alvin Kamara, the guy that we can throw out of the backfield, the guy that we can give, you know, we can give Zeke a break and he could carry the load for maybe a couple of series, especially at the start of the second half.

And that's what they've done. And now this season, he's really emerged as a guy who you could say, hey, you could be running back number one. We can give you the ball 18 times a game and we'll be okay. And that's the best thing about what Tony Pollard has been able to prove to not only the Cowboys, everybody else, because he's going to be an unrestricted free agent next year. And the Cowboys are going to have to make a serious decision about whether or not they want to bring him back or not. All right, Calvin, the million dollar question. We know Odell Beckham Jr. had his tour late last week with the Bills, the Giants, the Cowboys.

What's the latest? The Cowboys are going to host Odell Beckham tomorrow. He's going to get into town at some point in the morning. He's going to have a steak dinner somewhere. He might even get a lot of steak.

He got some steak in New York. The guys in the Bills and the Cowboys are planning to give him a steak dinner up here to show him what the meeting is like in Texas. He might go to the Mavericks game tomorrow.

The Mavericks play the Phoenix Suns. And Dak Prescott said, hey, if Odell wants to go, I'll get him a sweep. But he also knows Odell likes to sit court side.

But Dak's more of a sweet guy. So Dak said he would have to work something out. But Odell's coming here. Now, the big question for the Cowboys is, do they want Odell Beckham to work out? And Jerry Jones and I think others in the organization would love for that to happen. But I don't think it will happen. So the problem is, do you want to sign this guy without him working out?

Yes, you're going to take the physical and the doctor is going to look at that joint and all those kinds of things. But do you want to sign him without seeing him move around on the football field? And Jerry Jones said, I am okay being uncomfortable in signing this. But I think the big thing is he has to pass the physical and the money has to make sense.

Well, that's what I was going to ask you next, Calvin. What can the Cowboys offer him in terms of money that's commensurate with, say, the Bills and the Giants? Well, the Cowboys have about $6.5 million available under the cap. So this year would be, say, we'll give you $3 million and call it a day. But Odell Beckham wants a multiyear deal.

He does. So the issue is the second year, how much do you pay Odell Beckham in year two? And so that's when the money gets a little fuzzy. The Cowboys are going to be cap strapped next year as well because they have this guy and Dak Prescott is going to take a lot of the cap space as well next year. And as well, the left tackle, Tyron Smith. So they're going to have some serious decisions to make on their cap. So how much do you want to pay Odell Beckham in year two? Now, remember, they cut, they traded Amari Cooper this past year because he's going to make $20 million in their cap. So if you don't want to pay Amari Cooper $20 million, do you want to pay Odell Beckham $20 million in 2023?

And the answer is no. So they're going to have to come to some sort of agreement to say we'll give you $3 million this year. Maybe next year we give you $12 million.

And with incentives, maybe you can get to $20 million. You know, so we'll see what happens. But I'll be the Cowboys are going to have egg on their face if they can't find Odell Beckham because of all the teams that have talked about him. The Cowboys have been at the front of the list.

Right. Lobbying for Odell Beckham. Not to mention the courting of Jerry Jones, who's been reaching out to him on the sly even so his quarterback didn't know.

All right, Calvin, ever since I found out we were going to have you on the show, I was thinking, ooh, I can't wait to ask him his opinion to what's happening in the NFC. I call it the NFC beast now because it's the best division in football. The Eagles, the Cowboys at the top and a putrid tie between the Giants and the commanders today. However, this is one hell of a division. Where did this come from?

I know it is weird. Remember, we all thought the NFC West was going to be like the best division of football. But the NFC East is crazy because I thought Washington, I'm surprised I don't know if it was still around, but he's doing a hell of a job down there in D.C. And the Eagles, a lot of people were suspect on the Eagles, but they had a great draft. They made a great trade.

AJ Brown from Tennessee. And their quarterback is playing out of his mind. And the Giants are also playing out of their mind.

I think early in the season, LeBron Deball, you know, went fourth down in the season opener. And they've been on a roll. And then they lost to the Cowboys early in the season, but that hasn't stopped them. So the division has been kind of crazy. Dallas went 4-1 without Dak Prescott. Unbelievable. It's the best division of football.

I watched the end of that Giants and commanders came today and I was like, oh, my goodness. But that game to me said the Giants and Washington are out of it. You know, they're on the back end now of the playoff picture.

So that's how I kind of hurt both of those teams. And I don't know if the Cowboys can catch the Eagles right now, but I definitely see maybe three teams making a playoff from the division. You mentioned the Cowboys going 4-1 without Dak.

So just a follow-up there. Do you think Cooper Rush will stay with Dallas? I think Cooper's normally looking for a big paycheck from somebody. You know, these teams are so desperate for quarterbacks.

And they saw that 4-1 stretch with Cooper Rush. And someone's going to say, hey, I think he can help us. And they'll sign him.

Now I don't know how much money he'll get. But the Cowboys do like Will Greer, who's their number three quarterback. And he came out of Florida. And at some point during training camp, Will Greer was the head of Cooper Rush on the depth chart. And then Will Greer heard his groin.

And he was out. So that gave Cooper Rush a chance to kind of surpass Will Greer on the depth chart and win the number two job. So if the Cowboys lose Cooper Rush, I think they're okay with that because they really like Will Greer, who's their number three guy right now.

Gotcha. Great information from Cowboys insider Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. And we got the OBJ. We got the Cooper Rush story. We also get the insight on that running back room with Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott after a big victory by Dallas.

You can find him on Twitter at Calvin Watkins. It's always great to catch up with you. Thank you so much for a couple of minutes. I appreciate you. Take it easy, guys.

Thanks so much. Yeah, good stuff there with Calvin. Fresh off the field, the press box at AT&T Stadium giving us the latest with these Cowboys who have won three straight and do have an actual home field advantage.

I could have kept talking to him, but we were running long. I love to hear people talk about that atmosphere at AT&T. It is on my list for the twenty three season. I've got a friend who just moved to Dallas and she and I are already planning as soon as the schedule comes out. I've never been one of those people who cares about the NFL schedule when it comes out because I can barely keep track of it from week to week, for heaven's sakes. But oh, yeah, we're going through and we're circling games. Possibility. So for the first time since I got to CBS Sports Radio, the show will hit the road in Dallas next season. I know.

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You are listening to the After Hours Podcast. 75 yards. Off the field, on the money and after hours. It's time to talk football with Amy Lawrence. This was the game you all picked as the after hours game of the week. And it wasn't close ultimately, I think it was better than forty three percent, so maybe about forty five percent or so, choosing Dolphins at Niners as the game of the week in the NFL. And there were a lot to choose from because we had, we do have multiple games. There was, oh, seven games, maybe seven of the games pitting teams with winning records. And so this not only had that element to it with teams that are either in first place or attempting to get into first place, but also the Niners with so many of their former coaches slash athletes now with Miami. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio.

I'd love to hear from you on Twitter, A Law Radio or on our Facebook page, After Hours with Amy Lawrence, where for some reason, I don't know how the Facebook formulas work. I don't know why this happens, but our post and well, the interview with Troy Rank that we did last week about Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos and how they hit rock bottom. So I think it was Wednesday night into Thursday morning has now almost three hundred and fifty comments on it.

I don't know why that's happening. Five hundred likes and three hundred fifty comments. And I'm not sure that all of those people have actually listened to the conversation, but Troy did not pull any punches. He's our Denver Broncos insider.

And yes, somehow the news feed picked up our interview and the formula that puts it into the mainstream let this interview go viral, which very rarely happens. But yeah, people are still debating considering another loss for the Broncos on Sunday. So we'll get to that. But back to Dolphins and Niners. And as you hear with Jimmy Cefalo on Dolphins radio, it takes all of one snap for Tua to find Trent Sherfield for a seventy five yard touchdown and sixty five of those yards came after the catch.

It was seven nothing before anybody could settle in with their snacks. Now, San Francisco is able to answer with a field goal and touchdown drives back to back. But the big news is that there was a change at quarterback for the NFC West leaders. He wore number fourteen in the preseason. Now he's number thirteen and he was number two hundred and sixty two in the last pick of the draft.

He's very relevant now. Brock Purdy takes over for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback. True eyes under center. Use check at a Christian McCaffrey. Purdy gets down to a knee in the huddle. Now he comes up and breaks it. Forty Niners trying to get in the end zone and take the lead. Use check a line up as a right wing number three with Debo next to him. And he's going to throw out right wide open.

Kyle, use check. Touchdown San Francisco. Mr. Relevant. And the reason that Greg Poppa says that is because he was actually Mr.

Irrelevant. Niners took a flyer on Brock Purdy. The rookie was selected with the very last pick in the twenty twenty two spring draft. But because of the injury to Trey Lance that gave the starting job the rest of the season to Jimmy Garoppolo who suffered a season ending foot injury on Sunday. It is now Brock Purdy's team.

Wow. You want to talk about a shocking turn of events. We're led to hear from Kyle Shanahan coming up.

But this one stinks. It sucks for Jimmy. And I resist the idea that he's injury prone in this particular case. How is it Jimmy's fault that he got sacked and a guy rolled up on him and his foot twisted awkwardly underneath?

A defender. That's not on Jimmy. That doesn't make him injury prone. That means he has bones like every human and they break.

And if you saw the injury, the video, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. A foot isn't supposed to turn that way. I think initially they said it was ankle. They were hoping that it was ankle. He was able to hobble off the field, but then they put him on a cart to take him to the locker room.

So yeah, this stinks. Garoppolo had finally gotten the chance to start again without having to look over his shoulder. The Niners had climbed into first place in the NFC West. And now this.

But that is the NFL. And Brock Purdy grabs the opportunity and comes in the game with a pair of touchdown passes before the half. Kyle Juszczyk gives them the lead with his three yard grab and then seconds left before half, they tack on a few more points. Seven seconds to go. Don't get sacked here. Kittle goes in motion. Leibniz with IU.

Jennings and Debo are right. Here's Purdy out of the gun looking for McCaffrey on the goal line. Touchdown!

San Francisco! Light the fuse. CMC has detonated. Detonated. That was quick. Light the fuse.

Boom! But that is Christian McCaffrey. Once again, Niners radio. And McCaffrey actually has indicated, well, I'm going to have to be doing this every time now because we've got a rookie quarterback and I want to help him out. Every time a play is called, I assume I'm getting the ball. But you know, obviously we got the look that we wanted and he threw it in there in a perfect time too. Which was a great throw and scored.

It's after hours here on CBS Sports Radio. Tua Tango Valoa struggled for the first time since he returned as the quarterback for the Dolphins. Couple interceptions leading to a couple field goals and a third quarter shutout. Now, he did connect with Ty Hill. Hill was mostly quiet in this game until a fourth quarter drive in which he's just streaking toward the post. And Tua bombs a deep shot down the middle and Ty's able to haul it in for 45 yards.

But really the exclamation point. Nick Bosa sacks Tua, forces a fumble. Dre Greenlaw is able to scoop it up for the touchdown. And similar to what we saw with the Colts on Sunday Night Football, the Dolphins really hurt themselves because of four turnovers. And the Niners, even without their starting quarterback, are able to do enough to stay in front. McCaffrey with 146 total yards and a score. But the big story coming out of this game is that Jimmy Garoppolo is out for the season with a broken foot.

The report is that he's scheduled to have surgery on Monday. You'll hear from Kyle Shanahan following the break. It definitely changes their perspective. Not their expectations, maybe, because they're 8-4 and on top of the NFC West and they expect to make the playoffs. That defense and their weapons.

But it's different with a rookie QB. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence, CBS Sports Radio. Whether it's diamond earrings or an engagement ring, Blue Nile can help you design something special made just for her. At Blue Nile, choose from thousands of diamonds and settings. Have your one-of-a-kind piece delivered right to your door in discreet packaging that won't give away what's inside. Guaranteed free shipping and returns. And now Blue Nile is offering special holiday deals. Go to Bluenile.com and use code radio to save $50 on purchases of $500 or more.

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