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CJ Stroud is a Top 5 NFL QB (Hour 2)

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January 15, 2024 5:01 pm

CJ Stroud is a Top 5 NFL QB (Hour 2)

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$10 minimum per order. Additional terms apply. Alrighty, rock and roll in our number two of our radio program. It is the Zach Gelb show coast to coast on CBS Sports Radio. The original 88, Drew Pearson, Cowboys legend, Pro Football Hall of Famer is going to stop by 20 minutes from now. We'll get his thoughts on just what is a disaster yesterday if you're a fan of the drama Dallas Choking Cowboys. I think Mike McCarthy is going to get fired. I would be shocked if Mike McCarthy is returning next year as the coach of the Cowboys. With that being said, here's our poll question today at CBS Sports Radio at Zach Gelb. Between these four coaches, who should be coaching the Cowboys next year? Currently in first place, Bill Belichick with 38% of the vote. With 31.8% of the vote, Mike Vrabel in second.

19.9% say Jim Harbaugh in third and then 10.3% do say Pete Cowell. So continue to chime on in at 855-212-4CPS, 855-212-4227 or at Zach Gelb and at CBS Sports Radio. We got two games. One about to kick off at about 30 minutes or so.

Steelers and Bills. This game got moved because of that crazy snowstorm in Buffalo. As you found out Saturday, early Saturday afternoon, they were able to pay fans $20 an hour to shovel snow.

It's crazy with how much money the NFL prints that they don't have better protocols in place or that you only are able to offer fans $20. So the field is good, but there's still snow all in the stands and they only cleared out the aisles. So like the walkway to get to your seats and I saw a video of a Steeler fan.

It was almost like it was a Papa Bear with like three Cubs. The bear, basically the fan, the Steeler fan was just like muscling his way through the aisle and using his legs to clear out the snow and then the kids were following him to get to the other end of the aisle and to do a benevolent thing and clear out the seats. I'm seeing some shots right now on CBS and it looks like the fans are making their way in there and shoveling off their the snow off their seats. There's one fan as I'm looking at right now with the shovel shoveling the seat to try to just get to the seat.

So this goes either one or two ways. You will have celebratory snowballs today where fans will be throwing snow up into the air kind of like when Teddy Brewski picked off whatever the Dolphins quarterback was to win the Patriots an AFC East Championship years ago and fans will throw the snow up in the air for fun. But if you do have the Bills have a surprising loss today to the Steelers, you could have Bills fans throwing snowballs at their team. So that's something to watch between Bills and Steelers. No TJ Watt.

I do like Buffalo in the game Eagles Bucks. I think it's a coin flip now. No AJ Brown in the contest.

I'm going to go with Tampa Bay to get the job done tonight, but it wouldn't surprise me either way on who wins that game. But you look at the four games from Saturday and Sunday that we got to see Texans and Browns. First and foremost, I tweeted this out and I don't really think it's like it's somewhat debatable, but I don't see you could vehemently oppose it and I don't think it's premature with what CJ Stroud has done this year. I think CJ Stroud is now a top five quarterback in the NFL like entering next year going into 2024.

The 2024 season. I don't think there are five quarterbacks that you could tell me that you would rather have over CJ Stroud like this team does not have a lot. Niko Collins. I liked him coming out of Michigan. He is not as great of a wide receiver as what he's playing out to be like. You do not have a great roster in Houston. You change the coach. You change the quarterback.

You got it right there. Will Anderson Jr lived up to the hype too. And those three guys have really willed this team and it to see them blow out the Browns, which I thought that game was going to be a toss-up as well.

It just shows you how great and how clutch and how advanced at such an early age CJ Stroud is. But like in no order my homes we knows top five quarterback Joe Burrows the top five quarterback. Lamar Jackson's a top five quarterback. Josh Allen is a top five quarterback. Like if you're going to tell me CJ Stroud is in five, who are you putting there? Jalen Hurts not having a good year. Aaron Rodgers coming off an Achilles injury. Justin Herbert like he doesn't he's a phenomenal quarterback.

But his his team success is not there. You got to win like Trevor Lawrence out of that conversation after this year. You know, maybe there's an argument to be made from Matthew Stafford. You can't tell me Dak Prescott.

So I really do believe that CJ Stroud is going to enter next year as a top five QB in the NFL. So Texans and Browns, what a blowout. What a performance that was for the Texans and give credit to guys like Nick Casario, D'Amico Ryans, Will Anderson and CJ Stroud. Also, just an honorable shout out right here.

We'll talk more about them later on in the show. But the Detroit Lions, the Lions fans roaring last night in that stadium. I don't know if I've ever tuned into a game and you could hear the fans as clear and as loud as you heard Lions fans last night. And that first half was awesome. It was high scoring.

It was fun. You had Stafford and Goff matching big throw after big throw. And then the second half, the scoring went away. But when you needed a big play to happen, when no one thought it was coming, they thought you were going to run the football. Dan Campbell personified who he is as the coach of the Lions, where he's aggressive and he's going to do things that are unconventional. And Goff, who has been a solid quarterback, but has not got universally praised and people just thought he was a throw-in in that Stafford deal for the Lions to go snag another first round pick to take on the contract of Jared Goff. He has been better than what anyone could have thought or anyone could have dreamt about for the Detroit Lions. And to make that big clutch throw on second and nine and end the game right there, when probably everyone's saying up how the Lions going to blow this, how the Lions going to continue to have the biggest drought since the playoff win. Now it's the Dolphins. But to see that throw for Goff up against his old team, that was really damn cool. And just the entire battle, Stafford against Goff. That was awesome.

And it was an awesome storyline. Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell. I say this in a positive way. They're two nut jobs. Like they really are.

But they're awesome. And you need two highly energetic guys that are football guys that do things different to change around that organization. A great year for the Rams.

No one thought they would be as good as they were. And they have now two young stars in Kyron Williams and also in Puka Nakua. And you get to add into this old guard as well for the Rams.

I don't think they're going anywhere in McVeigh as long as he stays as the head coach. That Rams team's always going to be a heck of a team. But now the Lions get an extra playoff game.

Remember all the bitching and complaining, which they were rightfully so after the rest. Brad Allen screwed them up. Well, now they ended up getting the Rams in the first round.

You beat them. And not only that, the Cowboys go down yesterday. So now you elevate into the number two seed and you end up getting that extra home game, which the Lions will have next week. And that's the team. I think that right now, the team that everyone, if you don't have a dog in the fight, the team that everyone's going to be rooting for is the Detroit Lions because people love when you have lost for so many years and then you start to move in the right direction. But I will say the two games that elicit, I believe the greatest responses about a quarterback in terms of questioning their future, was the outcome of the Chiefs Dolphins game and the Packers Cowboys game, you know, give credit to Kansas City.

They know how to win. I'm still not fully bought in on the Kansas City Chiefs. If they go to Buffalo wins this game, I do not think the Chiefs are going to beat the Buffalo Bills next weekend, but they're going to be a tough out. No one's going to want to face Kansas City. The Dolphins couldn't throw the football.

The Dolphins couldn't do anything in the cold. I was dead wrong thinking the Dolphins were going to win the game. And then when you look at the Packers and the Cowboys, the Cowboys just got annihilated by the Green Bay Packers.

We've been talking about it for the entirety of the show. And now we get into the conversation, which I do think it's the toughest conversation from a sports perspective, to have when you're talking about positions in sports and contracts. And that's what to do with your quarterback. Because so many times we see good quarterbacks get paid like they're elite quarterbacks and teams try to get ahead of the curve so they don't have to pay them even more money before their contracts even expire. But when you look at the Cowboys, here's what we know. Dak Prescott is a good quarterback. Dak Prescott can't win a big game, though, to save his life.

And we've now seen three years of evidence to suggest that. And don't tell me, oh, well, he went head to head up against Tom Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the NFC South. They finished below 500. That football team was eight and nine. If that's what you're trying to tell me, that Dak is a big game quarterback, get lost.

All right. But Dak is now at the end of the road with this contract. And Jerry Jones has made it clear that they intend to bring him back, right?

He's been saying that all throughout the season. There's been reports that Dak's going to get a contract north of 45 or 50 million dollars a year. And it's like crazy that a guy's going to get paid that much. But no one will have the expectation when he gets paid that contract that he's going to go win a Super Bowl or anyone actually believes and genuinely believes that Dak Prescott will win a Super Bowl. But it's like, as we were talking about earlier, what else are the Cowboys going to do?

That's the rate. You know, I know Sampda throughout Trey Lance. I can't get behind the Trey Lance train. You want to tell me go trade for Justin Fields? Even though I believe Justin Fields could be a good quarterback, and I do think the Bears will end up trading him.

What happens if you don't get him? So you want to tell me maybe Kirk Cousins? If you can only get him on a two-year deal and then you don't have to go commit four or five years to Dak. I like Kirk Cousins. I think Kirk is a better quarterback than Dak Prescott, but Kirk is also coming off an Achilles injury. So I really do believe when it comes to the quarterback, the Cowboys have reached a dead end where let's say you're someone that says, Oh, get rid of Dak Prescott.

I don't know if there's an alternative out there that is going to keep you in the race here. And it's the crappy part of sports. And I know, Sam, this is like the one topic that drives you crazy and drives you bonkers because you think it's insanity. I'm not saying you're wrong. When this guy in all likelihood is going to get a 50 million dollar a year or 45 plus million dollar year from a deal year from the Dallas Cowboys. And I can't sit there and say like based off his ability, he deserves it. But since he's in that range of being a good quarterback, we've seen it over and over and over again. Good quarterbacks get great money because teams don't want to envision life with having an average or a below average or a bad quarterback.

And we've seen teams before win with good quarterbacks. So it's a tricky situation and it's not as if they didn't need to kick the can down the road because they can't franchise tag him because the way his last contract was made. And also he's now in the final year of his deal in a year where Cowboys fans as crazy as this argument ever was, we're saying that this guy should have been the MVP of the NFL. So I like I know I like to make fun of the Cowboys. I do not envy them for the spot they're in with this contract because you can't move on from him in my opinion.

But if you do move on from him, I don't think there's a good alternative out there. It's just one of those years. So the question really and this is not just for about Dak and about the Cowboys, but here's the real question. I think we can all agree. Dak is an above average quarterback. He's a good quarterback. He's so top 10 probably top 12 somewhere in that general range. I think he is a borderline top 10 quarterback. There are moments he looks like a top 10 quarterback and you can maybe tell me he's as high as eight when you look at it, but then whenever you start to say, oh, he's playing great or he is a top 10 quarterback. He takes a step or two just outside the top 10, but he's in that conversation.

So you want to say he's in that, you know, 8 to 12 room. I think that's fair. As any team, do you want that 8 to 12 range a guy who you don't really think is going to ever be able to lead you to a Super Bowl at 45 50 million dollars a year or a guy like Justin Fields or Trey Lance or whatever who might be 18 19 20, but he's only costing you 10 12 20 million. The difference in money matters in a salary cap League. It matters paying a guy that you know, that will never bring you to a Super Bowl 50 million dollars will not only prevent you from winning a Super Bowl with him, but will hamstring you at any point in the future while you have them on your team. So there is zero reason to give Dak Prescott that money. I understand that that's the next level if you do not think that Dak is the guy if you do not think that Dak can lead you to a championship.

He's gone one and done three straight years. He can't do it. So don't give him the money. Well, you want to play a game against Tampa Bay. Fine. Sorry, but that was almost what I've done.

Yeah, right the end of the day. He's like he can't he can't do it. You know, he can't do it. He can't win the big games in the big moment.

So why given the money and hold your franchise back for the next decade? Don't do it. Go with a guy like Trey Lantz or Justin Fields or whoever else go with Joe Flacco.

No, it doesn't matter. I would rather have a guy who's a worst quarterback at one-third the cost of Dak because at least I know I'm still not going to make your argument. I can build a better team around that guy who's talking to can I enhance your argument with you?

I'm not even arguing here with you. I'm just I'm just saying here if the Cowboys are going to move on from Dak. What they need to do is do what the Bills and the Chiefs did.

They were good teams, the Bills and the Chiefs both in the playoffs. They traded up in the draft. So, you know, I'm not saying you're going to go right up to one but could you get that fourth pick? Could you get that fifth pick and draft a Jayden Daniels, you know, something like that and go get your younger quarterback and get a rookie deal? I guess that's probably the best alternative if you are in the line of thinking that Dak Prescott needs to go and they're not going to give him the contract.

Now on the other hand, let me get you a I know we got to take a break because the original 88 is about to join us Drew Pearson. On the other hand, the Miami Dolphins don't get ahead of the curve here. Tua had a good season.

The other years, I know that Brian Flores didn't embrace Tua, but Tua has been disappointing or he's been hurt. Miami, there's a fifth year option that you picked up. Let him play out this deal. You could still use the franchise tag after that. You cannot rush after one good season where the Dolphins didn't beat many good teams. You cannot rush and give Tua a four or five year deal for 45 or 50 million dollars a year. You cannot do that. Like, Dallas doesn't have the luxury of kicking the can down the road anymore.

You do. Let Tua play out the fifth year option. You always had the franchise tag on the back end as well. If you need to do it to buy more time to figure out a contract, but I think it would be crazy. Barring to it takes a significant discount, which quarterbacks never do. I think the Dolphins would be crazy to give a four or five year extension at 45, 50 million dollars a year to Tua Tungavailoa this offseason.

Zach Gelb shows CBS Sports Radio the original 88 Cowboys Hall of Famer, Pro Football Hall of Famer. Drew Pearson's going to join us on the other side. What do the Cowboys do with Dak Prescott? What do the Cowboys do with Mike McCarthy?

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Restrictions apply. Now joining us, the original number 88 cowboy legend, NFL legend. This never gets old calling him a Pro Football Hall of Famer. I know yesterday was not a good day to say the least for his Dallas Cowboys as the Packers just annihilated them, but always do appreciate when we get to spend a few minutes with Drew Pearson.

Drew appreciate the time. I would ask you how you're doing, but I know you can't be in a good mood today. No, not really Zach, you know disappointed, you know, the way we started the game when we played throughout the game and then the way we finished the game. So it was not a good day for the Dallas Cowboys and even more disappointing that they had the home field advantage to a certain extent in these playoffs.

They win, they get another game at home and they couldn't take advantage of that opportunity. Have the Cowboys hit a point where they've just reached a mental roadblock because they have more talent than the Green Bay Packers, but you're right the moment the Packers won the toss, took the ball and went right down the field and score. They set the tone and the Cowboys just never recovered from that.

It seemed like they panicked early. Well, you know Zach the thing I look for initially in a football game, especially a playoff game is who's bringing the intensity. Now both teams are bringing it.

You're going to have a darn good football game. But if one team's bringing it to the playoff level and the other team is not doing that or taking that and doing something with it or responding to that then you're going to have a domination by one team over another and that's what happened. It's not the play calling. It's not the schemes.

It's here. It's wanting to do it, you know, just have that emotional level that no matter what they bring at you and they brought a lot, you know, they had a great game plan coming in especially offensively, but you know, they brought physicality to they punched us in the mouth. We took it and we didn't respond in the way you supposed to respond in a playoff situation.

You know before you know it we're way down. Yeah, it's kind of crazy drew Pearson because two out of the last three years like that first San Francisco game. They were playing from behind and they weren't ready from the jump and then yesterday. I don't know how they weren't ready for that game. But once again, they weren't ready and that's now two out of three years where they just had these terrible starts in playoff games.

Yeah, San Francisco did the same thing two years ago. You know, we're they just punched us quick. You know, I was there at the game and I saw that level they brought and the Cowboys were you know, they're feeling around and all this but San Francisco was there with a purpose here where to win that football game. Green Bay came to town with a purpose. They're probably glad just to get out of Green Bay to come to Texas. You know, we're a little chilly, but it's not Green Bay kind of cold but no they came to town with a purpose. They said we're going to take this game and they're playing at a high level.

So we should have expected their play on the field and what they brought as far as the game plan and things they do on the field was going to be good football. But the extra that they brought was that intensity level that emotional level and you know, sometimes that when you go on the road, there's more of a camaraderie type thing, you know, you're traveling together. You're on the plane together at the hotel. You eat together the breakfast the meetings everything's together. When you're at home, you're all over the place relatives, you know, they taste accepted relative you play a Cowboy playoff game. You find out how many relatives you have. Okay, they come from everywhere, you know, and you got to take care of this you got to take care of that.

And so sometimes you might have a tendency to lose your focus, especially if you're not experiencing dealing with those kind of situations. So Green Bay came in here focus ready to play and they started from date from quarter one and took it to us and we didn't respond and we sat back and took it took it and the way they did it, you know dominating us on the ground running game and then hitting us with the big plays making Jordan love look even better. People are saying today on the talk shows. I've been hearing this guy might be better than Aaron Rodgers, you know, and we're responsible for that because we made him look like that. Yes talking to the original 88 the Pro Football Hall of Famer drew Pearson. I know how much you love this team. You've been a part of a lot of Dallas Cowboy games and then you've watched a ton of them throughout many years. Was this the most disgusted that you've ever been with the Cowboys team after that performance yesterday?

No, no, I've been disgusted before this aren't being even when I played okay, how we've discussed it about some of our performances, but no this is disappointing. You know, this is at a low level, but here's the deal. What do we do from here?

Okay, we know where we are now, you know, we know how we got there. We want a lot of games in the preseason. Then how come we're not ready when the playoffs come how come we weren't ready against San Francisco when the playoffs come that's what we need to investigate. I don't think we need to get rid of certainly don't need to get rid of the quarterback.

I mean two weeks ago. We're talking about MVP candidate, you know, but what we need and we certainly don't need to get rid of the coach. Okay, we don't need to start over with this organization with this football team. Jerry Jones is 81 years old.

He's going to start over again. You're going to bring a new coach in here to bring in a new philosophy. This will be how many times that has changed coordinators and offensive philosophies if you let McCarthy go, you know, so find out the reasons why what's going on. Don't talk to me about Belichick. Don't talk to me about Carol Pete Carroll.

Those guys are band-aids. The only coach I would accept the Cowboys going after and getting is Harbaugh. Okay up in Michigan and the reason I say that is because he's a great coach, but he's young you can build on him. You can't build off of Belichick. You can't build off of Pete Carroll. Those are band-aids. So stick with what you got McCarthy and find out why you can't get over that home identify and try to correct it. Look now you're getting me fired up.

I'm gonna have to get a sweat towel. The great to Pearson here with us with that being said, that's what you think they should do. Do you think they will bring back Mike McCarthy because Jerry he can't be thrilled yesterday. I don't care how I've been as critical as any one of the Cowboys.

No one saw them losing that game yesterday. I do think McCarthy is going to be sent packing and they're going to go for somebody else. You do huh, but you know again Jerry's 81. I think I don't think he's at that point where he wants to bring somebody else in, you know, the biggest hit on their salary cap is their quarterback, you know, so you've got to be thinking about him what's comfortable for him. And if it's McCarthy coming in another season, you know based on what they did the first season together as you know him calling the plays and maybe they can improve but the real Improvement with this football team needs to be on the defensive side of the football, you know the way they've been gouging us in the running game and hitting those big runs and creating situations where a guy like Jordan love, you know, it's second and short, you know, 30 short those kind of situations are or a conducive for him in the kind of play.

He you know you but now you got the play action game coming into focus. So anyway, I don't think but here's the I don't know if you can see that that's a picture in a day's paper. Yeah, those are all the Joneses. Mr. Jones Steve and Jerry Jr. And the young guy in there. He's great grooming him already. That's Steven Jones's son. So anyway, that's the disappointment they are showing and I see that I see that on Jerry's face and I say no, I don't think he wants to tear it down and start all over.

I think he wants to try it again and see if they can correct what they need to do to get over that home set. You're a part of greatness. You know what it is to be great in this league. I'm glad you brought up the defense because for this entire year when they were playing inferior opponents, they were blowing out these opponents and not allowed a lot of points people called this Cowboys defense great. It looks like this was just a good Cowboys defense. Not a great Cowboys defense because that shouldn't be lost in yesterday.

Man, even with how great love has been down the stretch to have him look like that and just playoff start man. That is a real indictment on this defense right now headed into next year. Yeah, without a doubt, you know, they say, you know, I'm an offensive guy, they you know, they say you win games with offense, but you win championships with defense and there is no question about that. When we were having success back in the day with the original triplets, Meade, Dorset, Roger Staubach, Tony Hill, Billy Joe, you know, we're having 20 some points a game. The reason we had that a lot of the reason we had that success is because of the doomsday defense and a lot of situations would given us good field position to work with, you know, we very seldom had to go the length of the field to get what we needed to put on the scoreboard. So defense is, you know, got to be the focus here, you know, apparently it looks like we need some beep up front, you know, because that's where you start stopping the run with that beep up front and trying to control the offensive line and then following that up, you know, with good play with your linebackers. Look, think about all the tackles we missed just yesterday, you know, open field inside the box tackles. We were missing getting blocked at the at the right time where we stepping up thinking we're going to make the tackle and here they come, you know, knocking us.

He probably anticipate those kind of things. But anyway, we got to improve the defense and I think that's where the improvement on offense. I think we need to go get a tough rough running back that can run up inside and that will compliment Tony. Hey, I like them. I'll take it. But here's the guy I like. I don't know if he's available. But that James Connor.

Yeah, I'm the Arizona Cardinals. That's a bad dude, man. I would like to see him in our backfield. You hear that Jerry go after James Connor. They'll bring him to the office. I think that'll be an improvement to the running game.

That would be fun. I know you talked about continuity and how you want to see McCarthy back and Dak Prescott back. But Dak Prescott is a free agent.

They can't franchise tag him. So the going rate for quarterbacks is 45 50 million dollars a year. It's tough for me to give all that money to a quarterback.

What I don't think he's going to win a Super Bowl in the NFL. But then once again, what are the Cowboys do if you don't bring back Dak Prescott at the quarterback position? It's a lot of money to give Dak. Well, that's that's the thing, you know, back in the day. We were wide receivers asking for more money.

He'll Brent used to say what makes you so special. I could shake a tree and pick up by wide receivers before they hit the ground, you know, but now the players have a little bargaining power, you know, because of their their salary so that Dak is not going anywhere because of that. They got to make it work with that and you know, that is the kind of player if he needs to adjust this contract take less or whatever, you know, the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. Yeah, they make a lot of money on the field, but they also make a lot of money off the field. Absolutely, you know Roger Starbucks salary used to stay down and held our salaries down simply because Roger the type of guy that he is. He would combine what he was making off the field with what he's making on the field. So when I go ask Gil Brad for this, he said you think you should make more than Roger Starbuck and I say Roger don't make that, you know, but he didn't make that in his cowboy contract but because he was doing so many things off the field and creating a life for himself after football off the field, then Roger would take less money, but this is a different situation.

Nowadays, the players have some power so to speak because of their contracts and because the amount of money their contracts represent against each team salary cap. And so another thing if you get rid of that, what are you going to go Cooper Rush? Come on, and that I heard that the veto guys are available.

So maybe you want to do it. Yeah, we'll put a real hat on him a cowboy hat last thing. I'll ask you drew Pearson because you're cowboy royalty. You love this this team more than anybody. I know what's your message to the players? What would you say to the players so they finally get this right in Jerry's world?

Feel this feel this loss feel this hurt read the article. Listen to these people talk about you on TV. Tell them how bad you are and use that as motivation. No, we're part of the 88 Club with CD and CD didn't have a good game, you know, but what we lend him to our texting group that we had is encouragement, you know, you know, but you got your head down you're disappointed, but let this hurt motivate you but a lot of times in the NFL nowadays when teams lose a big game like that and it hurts them. Those same players aren't even on the team the next year because of movement and transition in the league, but that's what I would tell them every time I played in seven NFC Championship games.

Okay, I lost four of them. But every time I lost those championship games it provided the motivation to get me to work out and get get back to another championship and try to get over that hump. So use this as motivation. Now it being a pro football player nowadays again with the money they make they shouldn't need that kind of motivation, but this is a different type of motivation. This is the type of motion motivation you feel in your heart not in your pocket. Okay, so use that to get better and find out what you need to do each player individually, you know Bruno's Bruno's Bruno Mars has a song the man in the mirror check that song out.

Look in the mirror at yourself and make it better and do your job. Absolutely love it. I always love when we get a chance to connect with Drew Pearson the original 88 the Pro Football Hall of Famer drew nothing but good health to you and your family appreciate you doing this.

Thanks so much. Anytime Zack you demand see those there you go. Drew Pearson show in the Rings. I'll see if the Cowboys ever get one again.

I don't know if that's going to be the case with Dak Prescott and Mike McCarthy as the quarterback of the coach of this team, but a fascinating perspective from Drew Pearson will react to it on the other side. It is at Gelb show on CBS Sports Radio. Let's get the latest update in with the act man rich Ackerman. Sup all my people out in pod land. This is your boy Chris Chapman and I have a new podcast for y'all as you know, my old show the Chris Chapman confrontation was a victim of a little thing called cancel culture and I vowed to take a long break and really reflect. It's a tough two months, but I'm here to announce I'm back better than ever with the Chris Chapman do-over.

The improvised Chris Chapman do-over is an Odyssey and paper guide production and stars Ike Barenholtz as Chris Chapman. Listen on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts time for your daily news brief. We get you caught up on the rumors reports and reconnaissance from the day in sports already news brief time. But first let me tell you the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers have started the bills have the ball first and they are matriculating the ball down the fields. The fondig just had a catch that's going to put them just outside of the red zone. So Buffalo about 25 yards or so out just getting a new set of downs first and 10 they're going to try to get this ball in the end zone right out of the gate. So no score Bills and Steelers, but Buffalo feeding Stefan digs early with that big catch right there to get them a first down and to move the chain. So continue to monitor this game as it does continue James Cook just got a first down. That's going to move them inside the red zone all the way down to the 12 yard line and then later tonight. We do have the Philadelphia Eagles going to Tampa Bay to go up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Let's get to Andy Reid.

I think this is one of the greatest photos of all time. His mustache was frozen as the Kansas City Chiefs dominated the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night in frigid, Kansas City. Yeah, I know you were able to make it mind over matter about the weather, but look like that you did deal with some icicles in the mustache.

Just just say bring it. Yeah. Yeah.

It was the worst thing that could happen as it falls off, right? So I know with the wind chill. It was negative 30 degrees. They were saying in Kansas City. Let me just ask you this Santa real quickly. What do you think that was that was frozen on the mustache of one Andy Reid?

Because how does the I know like I have been outside. I saw videos of beers getting frozen when I was in Minneapolis for the Super Bowl. I was at a Ditka and Jaws cigar that Mike Ditka Ron Jaworski.

They do a great job with Rudolph foods and I went outside to go smoke a cigar and I had a Guinness in my hand and when I went outside in the frigid weather in Minneapolis the beer froze but his actual beard was frozen. Like what was that? I mean, do you really want to know?

Yeah. I mean, I know what the answer is and it's kind of gross. What happens when you're outside and it's really cold out your nose is running and what happens when you have a mustache and you can't tell that it's coming out now that I have a big beard right when it's cold out.

It's coming out. You don't feel it on your lip because you got this beer protecting it. That was all it just sounded wrong when you said things are coming out and things like that. So I have a very juvenile mind.

I do hopefully not dating girls with beer. But anyway, yeah, but that's what that was. Yeah, so a lot of snot. Yeah. Yeah, and he's got a big thick mustache that he's had for years. He doesn't feel anything on that upper lip anymore.

No, and you can throw a football in his face. You wouldn't even feel it. You are right because like even when I walked two hours yesterday in the city, I was like just outside the Times Square area. I was meeting my family for lunch and then I walked from there all the way back to my apartment, which is in the financial district. I had two hours to kill before the game. So I was like, I'll get some steps in when I'm just going to sit on my couch all day, stuff my face with sweet potato chips, cheese and wings. So I got that walk and it wasn't even freezing yesterday and I even felt the snot like running out of my nose down my face when you were walking in the city.

So that's just wonderful. Andy Reid with a snot mustache for all of us to see. What a glorious photo though. Let's go to Patrick Mahomes. So his helmet broke during the game and he was in sense when they took him out and I gave him a new helmet and since it wasn't worn in it was cold and all that since it was sitting on the sideline.

This is Patrick Mahomes on a viral broken helmet. Yeah, I knew I didn't know what happened at the moment but I got in the huddle and everybody was telling me. I was like, I got y'all but I'm not coming out the game so we can figure out on the sidelines. I was hoping we scored. Obviously we didn't end up getting in the end zone. But yeah, it was a first for me. Well, it was weird even the TV ref and I don't even like TV refs. They said he either has to go out on the sideline and get the helmet done or they have to take a time out and the refs just stopped the game so he could swap out the helmet. But that's what happens when you're the biggest star in the sport.

Hey Stu, I gotta ask you this because I know you are a Swiftie. I thought the videos of Taylor Swift swag surfing as they say from the song. I thought that was great with her sitting next to Donna Kelsey. I even thought Brittany Mahomes came off likeable in that video too. It got a lot of people though fired up. I don't know how this turned into a political issue, but it ended up being so with some of the things I follow on social media. I know that you'll defend Taylor Swift, but did anything annoy you from some of the reaction of Taylor Swift just having fun rooting on her mans at the game? Yeah, I don't understand the visual reaction. I know people are tired of her and I get that to an extent but for them to be outraged about that I don't get that. I don't know what I missed, but I was following a lot of speculation on Twitter and it turned into a political issue.

I don't get how. Tyreek Hill expected more from the team this year. It's tough man, especially with the type of team that we got.

Obviously there are high expectations of everyone and we hold ourselves to a standard. So we're definitely expecting to be a really good team this year. Definitely wasn't expecting our first run on the exit. Well, you needed two of health and you got that and then you need to get to the second round of the playoffs and you didn't get that. So I would not say that this is a failure of a year for the Miami Dolphins, but I can't look back and say that this is a super successful season because of the way that it ended. They were leading the AFC East all throughout the year and they lost the game that they could have won up against Buffalo.

Buffalo then wins the AFC East and you guys end up going on the road and having to go as the six-seat to Arrowhead to go up against the Kansas City Chiefs. Let's go to Rob Gronkowski, the Gronkers. Get him better on TV. I thought he was good yesterday on Fox Sports on the future of Bill Belichick. Don't expect Coach Belichick to be done from here on out. He's coming back with vengeance and I've been hearing on the streets that the Atlanta Falcons are coming in hot for Coach Belichick. Gronk breaking news. I think Belichick's going to be coaching next year. I think Kraft practically even said it at the amicable parting of ways, which wasn't really that amicable because Bill still wanted to coach the Patriots, but Robert Kraft was like, you need to do X, Y, and Z and Bill was like, no, I'm not doing X, Y, and Z. Okay, then we're going to let you go.

You at least get up in front of the podium, shake my hand, and then we'll let you walk out of the facility and not try to trade you. I do think the Cowboys, once they fire McCarthy, and I do think that will happen. I disagree with Drew Pearson who just joined us. I don't believe McCarthy will be back.

I think it would be foolish. I think they'll explore Bill Belichick for probably the likeliest destination will be the Atlanta Falcons. By the way, the poll question at SEC Elbat, CBS Sports Radio, between these four coaches, who should be coaching the Cowboys next season? Belichick is sitting high and pretty in first place still at 38% of the vote. You do have Mike Vrabel at 31.8%, Jim Harbaugh at 19.9%, and Pete Carroll in at 10.3%. The Lions, you have a playoff win, first playoff victory since 1991.

You could cross that off. Aiden Hutchinson on hosting a divisional round game next week, NBC Sports with Melissa Sparks. Now you will host another playoff game here.

Could you even have imagined? No, no, I think we all wanted Dallas again, but the fact that we're back here, it's a blessing. So it's going to be fun next weekend. Whoever goes there, and that's going to be because you know the Packers when it's the seventh, the 49ers, that's the winner of the Eagles and Buccaneers game. Man, that crowd and that environment, you better be ready from the jump because if you're not ready from the jump and even the Rams are ready for the jump, you'll get smacked in that game. That building, there are certain environments, and I've been in them, when the crowd could take over a game and the Lions fans could take over that game, especially when they're 60 minutes away from going to an NFC title game. Let's go back to the Cowboys' biggest story of the day, Jerry Jones on the devastating loss to the Green Bay Packers.

This is one of my most surprises since I've been involved in sport, period. Can't reach back and look at a playoff loss, but this seems like the most painful because we all had such great expectation and we had hope for this team. Even if you thought the Cowboys were fraudulent like I did, no one thought they were losing yesterday. That's what makes this one stunning, and Jerry Jones just got basically hit by a bus and he just had no clue what happened to him. And that's how all Cowboys fans should feel today. Here is Mike McCarthy on the blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Number one, we're very disappointed to a man. I don't think anybody saw this coming. You've got to give Green Bay credit. They came in, they were hot, and when you saw them film over the past month, they executed and we didn't.

So we didn't get it done in any of the phases. And then finally here's Dak Prescott in the future, Mike McCarthy with a lot of people expecting him to get fired. I've had the season that I've had because of him. This team has had the success that they've had because of him, and I understand it's about winning the Super Bowl, and that's the standard of the league, and damn sure the standard of this place.

So I get it, but add me to the list in that case. It's a respectable answer by Dak Prescott, and maybe Dak's voice will carry a lot of weight here, but I would be surprised at least by the end of the week, and I think it would probably come tomorrow or Wednesday if we don't get an announcement from Jerry Jones just saying it was time to move on. We think Mike is a good head football coach, but we think we need something else to get us over the top because we had a team that we thought was ready this year, even though I didn't think that, and to get just annihilated and destroyed in the first round of the playoffs by a seven seed is something that does have ramifications.

Alrighty, Zach Gelb shows CBS Sports Radio. I think it was Dawson Knox who got the first touchdown for the Buffalo Bills. They're up seven to nothing against the Steelers. The Steelers have the ball first and 10 at their own 25 yard line with 7.02 to go. We're hoping Buffalo wins this game.

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