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Drama Dallas Choking Cowboys!!!! (Hour 1)

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January 15, 2024 4:05 pm

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Yes, that is right. It is the Zach Gelb show across all the great local CBS Sports Radio affiliates, Sirius XM Channel 158, the free Odyssey app and of course streaming on YouTube. slash CBS Sports Radio 855212 for CBS's number to jump on in 855212-4227. You can always get at me on Instagram where I'm straight flexing or via the good old cesspool of Twitter at Zach Gelb.

Z-A-C-H-G-E-L-B. Got Moist Mike, Stuart Kovacs along the other way. We'll take you all the way up until 6 p.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. Pacific. The original 88 Pro Football Hall of Famer Dallas Cowboys legend, Drew Pearson, will stop by an hour 20 from now at 4 20 p.m. Eastern, 1 20 p.m. Pacific. I just have one thing and one thing only to say to start the show. How about them Cowboys? Oh, my. The drama Dallas Chokin' Cowboys have done it again.

And I have an admission to make. I didn't even think this was possible. The biggest Cowboys hater that exists didn't even think that this was possible. I gave you Cowboys fans too much credit. I actually thought you'd be playing next week. I thought you have a home game in Jerry's World with being the two seed getting ready for the divisional round.

And instead, you do what the Cowboys do best. And this is now an all-time low, an all-time bad defeat. You lost to the seven seed Green Bay Packers. Go Pack!

Go! The Packers win the toss, take the ball, put the ball into the end zone, and it was panic, panic in Jerry's World. Oh, that was wonderful.

Oh, I never wanted that game to end. And what a bunch of frauds the drama Dallas Chokin' Cowboys are. Where are all you cockroaches? Where are all you cockroach Cowboy fans that all year said, Zach, you're not giving this team any credit. Zach, this team is really damn good. Zach, this team is going to make their first NFC title game since 1995.

Where are you? You're silent. You're exterminated.

The cockroaches are exterminated and it happens every year. The Cowboys are in the worst spot you could be in. You're the definition of a good team. Not a very good team, not a great team, but you're not bad. And you are stuck in just winning 11, 12 games a year.

And then when the big boys come to town or you have to go on the road in the playoffs and you actually have to play someone that has a pulse, you choke. It happens every year. I don't want to hear from a Cowboys fan until you win a Super Bowl. Stop with this nonsense. Oh, this is our year.

Oh, this is wonderful. It's never your year. The Cowboys have been a joke for 20, 25 years now. Mike McCarthy, you're going to get fired. Dak Prescott, you're overrated.

And the best part is they're probably going to pay that guy $50 million a year for a brand new lucrative contract. And oh yeah, Micah Parsons, you're a great defense. Oh, this great defense of the drama Dallas Chokin' Cowboys. Where the heck were they yesterday? You let Jordan Love look like a Hall of Fame quarterback yesterday. So go do another podcast and go speak down to everybody that actually just speaks the truth about the Dallas Cowboys.

Fraudulent, not a great football team, and in the big moments they fold. But my, oh my, yesterday was really something. I could be the most clairvoyant person in the world, and I would never have been able to predict what we were going to see transpire on the field. That wasn't just, oh, you lose a heartbreaking game. It's 27-24, the Packers get the ball late, and they hit a go-ahead field goal to win the game.

They kicked your ass. They dragged your body up and down the field from end zone to end zone to end zone to end zone back and forth over and over and over and over again for 60 minutes. And don't tell me, oh, but Dak Prescott, he had 400 yards passing. Garbage time stats. How about the interception to Jair Alexander?

How about the pick six he threw as well? Oh, this team, bunch of frauds, bunch of losers. That's what the Dallas Cowboys are.

And I don't care what they look like in the regular season. Cowboys fans, how stupid can you be? You do this every year. You take the bait every year. Oh, Mike McCarthy calling plays. Oh, Dak Prescott playing like an MVP.

Up here are the Cowboys, great defense, blowing out a bunch of crappy teams. How do you fall for this every year? Every single year, it gets repeated where you try to tell us that you're someone that even you down deep know isn't true. This is oh, my God, this is marvelous. Marvelous, marvelous, marvelous.

It was hilarious. You know, sometimes people push back when when we call the Cowboys America's team. You know what? This is our America's team because everyone, I don't care what politics you believe in. I don't care what religion you practice.

I don't care your background. Everyone gets united over hating this franchise and seeing this franchise just choke, choke year in and year out in the postseason. I don't hope the Cowboys ever turn into this four or five win team. I don't want to see them picking in the top 10.

I hope they stay right here. I hope they stay right here in this double digit win team spot and they're always in contention. And in reality, we always know what will transpire with the Cowboys. Big moment, big spot, expectations smack them right in the face. Some pressure with the Dallas Cowboys and they choke.

And it's crazy. This is coming from someone that didn't think the Packers were going to win the game. I gave the Cowboys too much credit. And the moment Matt Lafleur, Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers said we want the ball after winning the toss and they didn't defer.

And they took the ball and they shoved it right down your big fat mouth. There was no chance for the Cowboys going into halftime. Oh, we'll tease you. We'll allow the Cowboys to get a touchdown. And people started to think, uh-oh, here comes the second half. We're going to have a ball game.

Come on. The Cowboys don't have a comeback in them. That was a team that all the air just popped out of their balloon yesterday. And there's no more excuses. No more excuses. Two years ago, it was bad play calling for Dak Prescott. It was a dumb decision at the end when they couldn't get the snap off last year. Oh, well, you know, we just can't beat the 49ers, the defense. And it was great, but you lose Tony Pollard because of the injury. What are the excuses now? Because on paper, you are a superior team up against the Green Bay Packers. Heck, we had Kenny Clark on the show back in the summer in July. He said the Packers were getting disrespected.

He got dragged on social media. Everyone clowned him. You know, you look at this Packers team, they don't have C.D.

Lamb, right? Like, look at the talent difference between the Packers to the Cowboys. And that team was confident. That team smelled a team that was afraid and was apprehensive. And they punched you in the mouth.

And you know what? There was no referee there to stop the fight. There was no towel to be thrown from your corner of the pathetic drama Dallas Chokin' Cowboys. And that Green Bay Packers team just kept on punchin' and punchin' and punchin' and punchin' over and over and over again. It got so bad. It was so ugly to watch that Cowboy fans, they had to leave in the third quarter. They were like, I couldn't watch anymore. Oh, baby.

Oh, baby. I'm actually disappointed today. You know, I wanted to see this be a slow death. I wanted to give the Packer fan a little hope. I wanted the Cowboys fan to get a little hope. I wanted the Cowboys to beat the Packers. Get into the second round. Okay, here comes Dallas. You know, maybe even get another big win and then the NFC title game just gets smacked.

But I'd be lyin' if I didn't say that this was pretty awesome yesterday. Now, after rubbing it in the faces of Cowboys Nation, which we would love to hear from you today. 855-212-4CBS.

855-212-4227. I'm just going to go out on a limb here. I don't think we're going to hear from any Cowboy fans today. Because this is what usually happens with Cowboys fans. They call and they call and they call and they call when the team is winning. When they're winning, when they're winning, when they're winning. But then when they lose, you may have some Cowboy fans with spine. You know, some of them may have spines, but the overwhelming majority, they go back into hiding.

We have to issue a search warrant out for them. We have to slap their faces on a milk carton because they've been MIA. So don't be a gutless, pathetic Cowboy fan today. Face the music. Every Cowboy fan that called me throughout the year and told me I was a hater, I'm an idiot, I'm a moron, I'm a dope.

I want to hear from you. I want to hear how you try to talk yourself out of this game yesterday. Because there's no excuses. There's none. There's nowhere to hide. There's nowhere to run. You got no chance. You got to face the music today.

Oh, this is embarrassing. And Mike McCarthy is going to lose his job. Like, I don't think we'll have an announcement today, by the way.

I think this will happen sometime tomorrow. Now, Jerry Jones is never afraid to fire a coach in the middle of the playoff game when he finally got rid of the clapper in Jason Garrett. He let him go during the Eagles game because, you know, he wanted to kind of take a little luster and a little appeal out of the Eagles. And people watch that Eagle-Seahawks game and make the Cowboys dominate the story. So I do think with you having two games today, Buffalo and Pittsburgh, that does kick off at 4.30.

And then you do have the Buccaneers and the Eagles up. The Eagles actually do play today. Oh, maybe. Oh, are we getting a breaking news alert?

Are we getting a breaking news alert at about 8.30 when the ball's kicked into the air? Is that when it's going to happen, Jerry? I'm going to put it past him. But I do think after the embarrassment of yesterday, he's going to have his meetings. I don't even think reality has set in. And then Jera is going to fire Mike McCarthy tomorrow. That would be my guess. And you know what?

I don't see. And I've been someone that has defended Mike McCarthy. I don't think he got enough credit the last two, three years. Everyone's trying to fire him from the start.

But when you have a loss like that yesterday, there's no recovering from that. And especially when you have the names that are available on the market with Belichick, with Harbaugh, with Rabel and Pete Carroll. And I would start right at the top of that list with Bill Belichick. Bill Belichick needs talent and the Cowboys need someone that knows how to win.

And I understand people could sit there and I understand that there will be concerns about how Jerry Jones and Bill Belichick will work together. If you want Jerry Jones to be serious about winning and you want to finally see another championship before your time on this earth is over with, you got to find the way to get Belichick. But if you can't get Belichick, maybe Bill wants to go to the Falcons.

Maybe Bill doesn't want to deal with Jerry. There's Jim Harbaugh available. There's Mike Rabel available.

There's Pete Carroll available as well. And we even speculated about Bill Belichick. I think we were the first radio show to speculate about Bill Belichick going to the drama Dallas Choking Cowboys.

We had to take, you know, I had to take on, it was December 3rd, December 4th. I resurfaced it yesterday where I said, I know there's a lot of speculation that maybe Dan Quinn would take over. Why would you make a lateral move there? I would go out and go get Bill Belichick and that's what the Cowboys should start. So between these four coaches, the poll question today at CBS Sports Radio at Zach Gelb.

Who should be coaching the Cowboys next year? Belichick, Harbaugh, Rabel or Carroll? Santer said to me when I put the poll question, you don't even have McCarthy in there?

Yeah, it's an assumption that McCarthy's not going to be brought back. 10.3% say Pete Carroll. 19.9% say Jim Harbaugh. 31.8% say Mike Rabel. And right now, off and running with 38% of the vote is Bill Belichick. 8-5-5, 2-1-2 for CBS.

8-5-5, 2-1-2, 42-27. Let's start things off with Dylan in Pennsylvania first up on CBS Sports Radio. Dylan, what's happening? Hey man, how's it going today? It's great. It's Monday, it's a wonderful mood. The Cowboys are done, so how you doing?

It's a bad day for me, man. I'm a huge Cowboys fan. I love your show first off. I listen to you every day.

Appreciate that. It's a bad day, but I just want to talk about why it's always on Dak Prescott every week. I just think that first off, you make the move to get rid of Zeke, then you expect Tony Pollard to get 20-25 carries. I don't think that everything's on Dak and they don't really surround. Why is it always on Dak, I guess is what I'm wondering. Because he's the face of the Cowboys, he's the quarterback of the Cowboys. And what we do in this sport, we either put it on two people.

We put it on the quarterback or we put it on the coach. Last year, that defense was phenomenal and in a big spot. I know it's up against San Francisco, but San Francisco's offense wasn't clicking. Dak was a fumble and an interception machine. Yeah, that's a fair point, but you get rid of Kellen Moore, you get rid of Zeke. Well, Kellen Moore is one of the more overrated minds in football.

Oh, he's worried. I mean, that shows this year that he's probably the worst as it comes. And also, and Dylan, let's be real. A lot of Cowboys fans were, I know Zeke had a good year in New England, but a lot of Cowboys fans were fine with seeing Zeke go because it looked like he was past his prime. He had a good year in New England. He was, but for Tony Pollard to be the player that he is, he needs another running back to take some of that load off. So that's what Zeke, in my opinion, made Tony Pollard what he, those two years or whatever it was.

Tony Pollard needs another running back to take that heat off him, in my opinion. And then that opens up the pass game for Dak. Yeah, and I would think that they would go explore Derrick Henry, but I don't think Dak gets unfairly criticized. I think it's accurate. Cowboys fans try to tell you that he was an MVP this year.

I didn't see it. And that's another thing with Cowboys fans. You're taking these victory laps in the regular season. You guys are the regular season champions. I don't want to hear from you in the regular season.

I want to see you guys get the job done in the postseason. Let's go to Dave in Miami next up on CBS Sports Radio. Dave, what's happening? Hey, Dak, what's going on? I love your show, man. Thank you.

What do you got? I believe Jerry Jones needs to just let go. Maybe just move upstairs and just have somebody else run the show. And my other comment is, how about them clown boys? I love it, Dave. Well, Jerry Jones is the owner of the team. And Stephen Jones plays a big role. Will McClay plays a big role as well.

And this is the other part. As much as we clown Jerry Jones, the Cowboys have good rosters. They just, for whatever it is, they just can't get the job done.

But it's not as if Jerry Jones, the last three years, there's a lot of personnel decisions that I could really object and say that Jerry Jones did a bad job as basically the general manager of this team. Let's go to Scott at Myrtle Beach next up on CBS Sports Radio. Scott, what's happening? Hey, Zach, how are you, sir? Doing great, Scott.

What do you got? Hey, fantastic opening statement about the Cowboys. I'm a huge Packers fan, have been all my life. All we heard all week, Green Bay's going to get blown out, blah, blah, blah. Jordan Love, he can't do it. Go, Pat, go.

It's the same thing. That game, as soon as we kicked the ball, I was a little skeptical. I was like, oh, boy. And then, boy, we went out and scored. You could just feel the life suck out of that stadium.

It was awesome, man. Yeah, right after that first touchdown, I ate some cheese, I drank some Leap Vodka in honor of Leroy Butler, my guy, and I knew that game was over right after that touchdown. And very early into the game, I've never changed a prediction that quickly. I said the Cowboys were going to win. And then, boom, they take the ball to the Packers, they drive right down the field, 7-0, and there was a sense of panic that did overtake Jerry's World. Alrighty, let's go to Connor in California next up on CBS Sports Radio.

Connor, what's shaking? So I heard you say that you speculated that they should hop. Check, and I very much disagree with that. I'm not trying to diminish Bill Belichick here. I think he was a great coach. I think it's time for him to put it up and retire. So who do you want?

Huh? So who do you want as the head coach? If you're saying no to the greatest coach of all time, then no.

We got so many other ones on the table. We got Mike Vrabel, we got Pete Carroll. We got a whole bunch, and I just think Bill Belichick is just not a good option.

Yeah, all I'll say about that is the other way. When Tom Brady was leaving New England, there was a lot of people that said Tom Brady was shot, and then all of a sudden Tom Brady got some protection up front and more talent, and then boom, Tom Brady won a Super Bowl that year. I think it's very comparable to Belichick. Belichick, the general manager, has done a bad job, but Belichick, the coach, heck, three years ago, he got Mac Jones in his rookie season to double-digit wins into a playoff game. And with the second-worst roster in the league this year, you know, they haven't got blown out of a game since that Saints game. So I don't think Bill Belichick just lost his fastball all of a sudden.

As a GM, he's no longer good, but as a head coach, I still think he'd be very effective in this league. All right, phones are very busy. We'll continue to rock and roll with them. 8-5-5, 2-1-2 for CBS. 8-5-5, 2-1-2, 42-27. We continue the celebratory day when we return in five minutes as the drama Dallas joke and Cowboys. They lose a big game once again. Oh, lovely.

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Restrictions apply. So the Drama Dallas Chokin' Cowboys do what they do best. And then on the other side, what a start for Jordan Love and Matt Lafleur, and I think we all need to issue an apology to Brian Gudekunz, where many people went after him for the last two to three years and he ended up getting it right. Now, I still got to see what the apex is for Jordan Love, but the way he was moving around yesterday, the way he's been moving around the stretch and just getting better and better throughout the season and delivering big plays and making big throws on third down two, that was a wonderful performance. And now, since the Packers are the seventh seed, we do know that they're going to Santa Clara next week.

How many times did you see the Packers with Aaron Rodgers lose to the 49ers? I'm not saying this is going to happen, but could you imagine the euphoria that you'll get from some of the best fans in football in the Green Bay Packers in really year one as the starter for Jordan Love if he could walk into Santa Clara and beat the second best team in football and the best team in the conference? It's early. It's a premature thought. I'm not saying it's going to happen, but I did think about that earlier this morning when you look at the whole moving on from Favre to Rodgers and then Rodgers to Love, and the Packers have a formula here.

You draft a quarterback towards the end of the first round, you let him sit behind the legend, and then you get off and running to a heck of a start, and what a year this has been for Jordan Love. Let's continue to hit the busy phones, 855-212-4CBS, 855-212-4227. Let's go to Nathan in San Francisco next up on the Zach Gelb Show. Nathan, what's happening?

Hey, thanks for having me. I'm calling simply just to say, I think it's rightfully so that Mike McCarthy should be let go, but I think there's almost too much emphasis on coaching and not enough emphasis on how bad Dak Prescott played. I mean, when he plays mediocre teams, he plays well, but when he plays teams like San Francisco, he freezes up, he throws in exceptions, he's not the same player, and I feel like as painful as it is for the Cowboys organization, they're going to have to make a change at quarterback if they want to move forward. It's a fair point, Nathan. Here's my only question.

Where do they go? Like, Dak is a free agent at the end of this year. Who do you bring in when you have a team right now that's still a good team and that's been in contention the last few years? That's a great question, sir, and I'm not even 100% sure myself, but I just feel like Dak is not the answer. So that's about as good as I can say. You got it, Nathan.

Appreciate the phone call. Sam, you got a name there? Yeah, they don't have to go that far. They already have a number three pick who's two and a half, three years removed from college. Trey Lance is their backup. Give it to Dak. Start all over Trey Lance. See what he's got.

You made the move. He's a top three pick. He clearly showed some promise. I would go and just go Trey Lance.

Who else are you going to get? Just yes or no, would you agree that Kyle Shanahan is one of, if not the brightest minds in football? Just yes or no?

Yes. Kyle Shanahan gave up on Trey Lance oh so quickly. I disagree. But he did. First off, I don't even think Trey- He didn't. I don't think he gave up on Trey Lance. Hold on, hold on.

Let me finish. Kyle Shanahan, I don't even think wanted to draft originally Trey Lance. It goes back to Chris Sims. The Sims and Kyle Shanahan are very good friends.

They have matching tattoos, like friendship tattoos, from back when they were in college. And the moment the Niners traded up into that three spot, Chris Simms said he believed the Niners did that, probably wink, wink, knowing something from Shanahan, to go draft Mac Jones. And then ultimately they drafted Trey Lance. I think Kyle Shanahan was talked into Trey Lance. And then the moment there was some adversity, where Trey Lance didn't even get a fair shot, because he got hurt, and you saw the emergence of Brock Purdy, but with how much they moved to go get Trey Lance, multiple first round picks, they give up on him that quickly. I think that's more of a reflection that Kyle Shanahan does not believe that Trey Lance is good. So then why would he go to the Cowboys, a team that's not as good as the 49ers, and have success? You might be right that Shanahan didn't want to draft him to begin with, and gave up on him quicker than he probably should have. The only reason why Trey Lance is not the starting quarterback for the 49ers, or on that team, is because Brock Purdy came out of nowhere as a seventh round pick, and showed that he's the future quarterback for the 49ers. At that point, they had no use for Trey Lance. Why not get some asset in return, and get some draft picks? But going into this year, you did not know that Brock Purdy was a slam dunk.

They may have thought it, but they did not know. It was too small of a sample size last year. Maybe, but when you see what he did, kind of like what Tom Brady did when he took over for Drew Bledsoe, sometimes you could just tell right away, a guy's just got it, right? He did enough last year, Brock Purdy, you could just tell he got it. I think it's a tough sell, if you're going to move on from Dak, and then go to Trey Lance, who's an unknown. If you want to say you don't want to pay Dak four or five years at $50 million a year, I understand that.

I don't think you could tell me Trey Lance is the guy. Maybe, now they're kind of similar, because they're good regular season quarterbacks, but bad postseason quarterbacks. Maybe it ends up being Kirk Cousins, if he's willing to sign a short two-year deal. But ultimately, I don't think Jerry is letting Dak walk. And even though Dak played well in the regular season, come playoff time, he's just not a big-time player.

And you will not win a Super Bowl with Dak Prescott. Let's go to Stefan in California next up on CBS Sports Radio. Go ahead. Hey, what's up, buddy? I'm trying to juggle doing Uber Eats and then listening to all the breakdowns. I got a question for you. You deliver Uber Eats, is that what you're saying? Yeah, I'm doing Uber Eats, but I'm listening, I'm analyzing everything that I follow. Well, I appreciate that. I'm just wondering, do you ever take a little of the food?

Like, if there's a French fry that's, like, maybe hanging off the container, do you maybe take the French fry and get some food for yourself? No, I'm on a strict answer. Gotcha. Okay.

Because if that was me, I'd be stealing some French fries. But what do you got today? Go ahead. Let me break it down for you. Okay, so I'm not trying to be cocky or any way. I told my friend, who's a diehard Dallas Cowboy fan, I have two friends that are diehard Dallas Cowboy fans.

They're all hiding from me right now. My friend, I said a couple of days before it's going to happen, I say, well, so hypothetically speaking, I see the Green Bay Packers going into Dallas. I truly believe Jordan Love has way better footwork than Dak Prescott right now. He does. He does. And you can say I'm full of it.

You can say, you can talk bad about me and all that. This is the problem with Dak Prescott. Go back to this game. Keep watching his footwork. Don't watch the ball. Just watch his footwork throughout the whole entire game.

It is disgusting, man. He needs to correct that footwork. That's what's preventing him from chopping his feet. He's panicking. He doesn't know what to do. He doesn't know how to use his space. And that's the thing with Dak. He doesn't know.

And there's some people that know exactly what to do and know how to move in space and utilize that pocket. Dak doesn't have it. Well, I appreciate the phone call.

Thanks so much. I also think it's a mental roadblock right now for the entire organization. Because when you are that team and you heard Micah Parsons play into it all year and I thought it was really stupid of him, where any time they would lose, oh, why does everyone criticize Dak? Why does everyone root for the Cowboys to fail?

Well, don't tell us that things are going to be different. Go show it on the field. And for it to reach this low, where like Stephen's one of the people in the minority that thought the Packers were going to win the game, most of us, even me, thought that this choke for the Cowboys wouldn't happen until at earliest next week. But for them to lose this game to Green Bay, not only lose, get annihilated, it shows you the moment there's some adversity, they just don't know what to do. And I go back to the game against the 49ers two years ago. When they got out to that slow start before they couldn't get the snap-up at the end of the game, McCarthy admitted the team wasn't ready to go. And then to have them not ready to go up against the Packers again two years later, it's on the coach and it's also on the players.

But, you know this and I know this, nine times out of ten, the coach is the one that gets let go and the quarterback's still going to get rewarded with the new deal. Let's go to Josh in San Diego next up on CBS Sports Radio. Josh, what's happening? Not as stoked on the show.

Just found it about a year ago, really like it. Lifelong Cowboy fan. And all you can see is how puckered up that they play.

Like, once you're a Cowboy, if they could change the idea behind the team that you're already playing with house money. Everybody wants you to lose anyway. So why not play not to, instead of playing not to lose, just go for it. They looked scared yesterday. They looked scared, they looked nervous. It was pathetic.

Yeah, it was lame. And they always do that because no matter what, they're going to get blasted. So, if you know that already, I just don't understand how they can't change the whole mantra behind the team.

Who cares? Nobody likes you anyway. So just go for it. And maybe another coach will allow that. I mean, I'm into Vrabel because I think he would be the guy to at least set that tone. Yeah, and Vrabel's definitely aggressive. I say Belichick because he'll, even though it's tough to ignore the outside noise in Dallas, he will make sure that his locker room will ignore the outside noise.

And he would not let a lot of things go on as they were this year. Let's go to Willie in South Carolina next up on CBS Sports Radio. Willie, what's happening? I'm on the line with the Z man, Zach Gill. What's happening, Z? You're doing fantastic. What do you got? What do you say?

I know you're doing fantastic as I am. You know, I hear a lot of people talking about, you know, Bill Belichick and the Dallas Cowboys, but haven't we seen that story somewhere before? Go back in time to when, you know, Barry Switzer was the coach, and then he was fired. Then you bring in the likes of Bill Parcells, a legend, a renowned legend in the National Football League. Now, he came in there with the idea to change, you know, something about the Cowboys, and where did that go? So now we're talking Bill Belichick, who can come in, a man who much like Bill Parcells, is a no-nonsense, disciplinary type of coach, but are we certain that's going to work? I would think that the Cowboys would have more success with Bill Belichick than what they had with Mike McCarthy.

I don't think that's a crazy statement. Now, if Tony Romo just held on to that snap in that playoff game, they probably would have won the playoff game under Bill Parcells. I don't think you could go wrong when you look at the Cowboys with the four names. It has to be one of these four names. Carroll, Vrabel, Belichick, or Jim Harbaugh. You get one of those four names in there, and Jerry lets those coaches do what they want to do.

You know, there's no reason why this team shouldn't be an NFC title game next year, but it takes a certain coach and a special coach to really turn around this team for the mental problems that they're having. Alrighty, I'll take one more before the break. Let me go to Bob in Wisconsin. He's been holding patiently. He's next up on CBS Sports Radio. Bob, go ahead.

Hey, thanks for the call. You know, Green Bay Packers fan, a long time, all my life. No matter what happens next week, we already won as far as I'm concerned.

Oh, absolutely. Wins and losses this year for the Packers were irrelevant. It all came down to how you felt about the quarterback at the end of the year.

Well, yeah, exactly. And then you figure we had rookies, second-year players, third-year players maybe, and very little experience. We had wide receivers running the same routes at the same time.

Defense didn't know what to do, and they were coached up enough to come in and not just beat Dallas, but, you know, just put them away. Yeah. And I would nominate Lefur for Coach of the Year. I mean, that's a hell of a thing.

Well, here's the only tricky thing, Bob. The only tricky thing, and thanks for the phone come up against it, is Coach of the Year is a regular season award. But what we do now is once you play well in the postseason, we try to reevaluate what the vote should be. It's a regular season award. It's either going to go to Kevin Safansky or it's going to go to D'Amico Ryans. One of those two guys are going to win Coach of the Year this year in the NFL. As good of a job as Lefur has done down the stretch, he's not going to be the Coach of the Year.

You could be mentioned as someone that could be considered, but you can't use yesterday for why he should win Coach of the Year because, once again, it's a regular season award. Onside, offside. Next, that helps show CBS Sports Radio. Let's get the latest update in with the act man, Rich Ackerman.

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All right, well listen. Your Here We Go Brownies fairy tale season came to a close. In their blowout loss, the Texans and Joe Flacco's magical pixie dust dried up, throwing two pick sixes at all but seal Cleveland's fate. So onside, offside, despite the ugly ending, the Browns' season was still a success. Onsides, when you lose your quarterback, when you lose your star running back, who's maybe the most valuable player on the offensive side of the ball at about 8,000 offensive linemen, and you still find a way to win double-digit win games and you're in the playoffs, that's a successful season. Now, what you saw on Saturday was a complete and utter embarrassment. Congratulations to the Texans. Nothing but respect with D'Amico Ryans and C.J. Stradamore Anderson have done in this last year.

But I can't crush the Browns when you look at the totality of the season. So it's still a success onsides. Now, Dan Quinn is, was a hot coaching candidate. Apparently he has four interviews lined up now that they've lost.

He's got a good agent. I feel like every year, the last two years, Dan Quinn is like the James Franklin in the college circuit where he's linked to every job. Now, his poorest defense, a lot of 41 points, 400 yards, and the Packers scored touchdowns on six of their first seven possessions. Onside also, the Cowboys' defensive performance on Sunday has ruined Quinn's shot of actually landing a coaching game. So I do wonder how much of genuine interest there is on Dan Quinn, but I don't think when it pertains to a head coach, when you look at a coordinator, that one game, even though yesterday was as embarrassing as embarrassing could be for the Cowboys' defense, I don't think that takes him out of the running, especially in two spots in particular.

Seattle he has connections to, and then also the Washington commanders where he's been linked to. So the Cowboys' defensive performance has ruined Quinn's shot at getting a head coaching gig. I would say offside. He was a good coach with the Falcons. He was just never able to recover once you choked away the game that you did in the Super Bowl, 28-3.

Offside. Now, before the season, many wondered whether this would be Matthew Stafford's last, but a resurgent second half and budding stars like Puka Nakua and Kieran Williams seem to have rejuvenated Stafford despite yesterday's loss in Detroit. Onside, offside, you believe Stafford will play at least two more seasons. I don't think people appreciate enough what Puka Nakua has done this year, because when you talk about offensive rookie of the year, it's always C.J. Stroud, and it should be C.J. Stroud, but maybe any other year Puka Nakua would win offensive rookie of the year.

The dude is a star in the NFL, and you have a tremendous one-two punch-a-wide receiver with Cooper Cupp and Puka Nakua. I do think Stafford was close to retiring, and he got banged up yesterday. He's been banged up a lot during his career, but he is under contract through 2026.

So that's 2024, 2025, 2026. He's under contract for three more years. Yeah, now with this new life and with some of these newer players, we'll see what happens with Aaron Donald, but you have Williams, you got Puka Nakua.

He's still got Cupp there. I think this rejuvenates Stafford to play at least two more seasons, so I'll go onsides there. Now, while many complained about the streaming-only Peacock broadcast of Chiefs Dolphins, NBC announced it was the most-watched streaming event in U.S. history with over 23 million viewers. So onside, offside, you have no issue with more streaming-only playoff games. I consider and call the NFL greedy, but they're trying to make the most money possible. I get it doesn't look good with the billions that the NFL does print, but that's just the way that the world is moving it. Now, I have no clue how I have Peacock. I do not pay for Peacock, but I went to my smart TV the last time there was one of these exclusive games, and somehow, someway, someone signed in, and I have, like, 9,000 accounts linked in there from previous roommates, significant others, you know, family members, things like that.

So I did not recognize who Peacock's account it was, but I thanked them because I didn't have to shell out the $5 or $6, but no, I don't generally, it's just the way the world is. I don't have an issue with more streaming-only playoff games. It's just the way that this is gonna eventually all move to. Now, Jim Harbaugh is set to meet with the Chargers today, and some think he won't leave Los Angeles without a deal. The 5 and 12 Chargers are nearly 30 million over the cap, but have the seventh-youngest roster in the NFL. So onside, offside, the Chargers will at least see a four-win turnaround if they hire Harbaugh. Oh, you bring in Jim Harbaugh with Justin Herbert, you're instantly a playoff team. And that's just the four-win turnaround.

My math's not great, but that would be 9 and 8. So, yeah, Jim Harbaugh is a sensational college coach, he was a sensational NFL coach. There's no doubt that they would see a four-win turnaround onsides. Now, speaking of the exodus from Ann Arbor, both Blake Coram and JJ McCarthy declared for the draft. Coram finishes at the Wolverines' fifth leading rusher of all time, while McCarthy threw 44 touchdowns, just nine picks over the past two seasons. And by the way, that duo together, I know Blake Coram was hurt last year, but they have three wins up against Ohio State. They have three Big Ten championships and a national championship. And just in case if people forgot a lot, it's sweet.

Just want to remind people of that. Especially Ohio State fans, you losers. Who won the national championship?

I don't remember. Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan. Now, onside, offside, JJ McCarthy will be the fourth quarterback off the board after Caleb Williams, Drake May, and Jayden Daniels. I don't think McCarthy's going to be a great pro quarterback. I understand why he's leaving.

I could also see why he should have came back, because the market for QBs won't be as robust as it is right now next year in the draft. Caleb Williams, who just declared today, finally. Drake May, Jayden Daniels, the Heisman winner, LSU. And then also, I think Michael Pennix Jr. is going to go before McCarthy. So you saying McCarthy will be the fourth quarterback off the board, I will go offside. Even though he lost the national championship game, Michael Pennix Jr. to JJ McCarthy, I think Pennix will get selected before McCarthy.

Offside. As the Bulls honor the 90s Bulls this weekend and had the inaugural Ring of Honor, fans booed the late Jerry Krause, who both built the dynasty and is often blamed for their breakup. The booing, however, caused his widow Thelma to cry as they showed her on the scoreboard.

He was a six-time NBA champion, two-time NBA Executive of the Year, represented by his wife Thelma, Basketball Hall of Famer, and former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause. Now, many ripped the fans, including former Bulls Steve Kerr. It's shameful. It's absolutely shameful. I cannot believe. I'm devastated for Thelma and for the Krause family.

What can we possibly be thinking? So the fans who booed, they know who they are, and that's, to me, it's absolutely shameful, and I'm devastated by that. And, of course, Stacey King, who calls Bulls games now. It was the worst thing I've ever seen in my life. I hurt for that lady, brought her to tears, and whoever booed her in this arena should be ashamed of themselves. That's not Chicago. That's New York, Philly. Chicago's not like that. We don't have a reputation of being that way. And whether you like Jerry Krause or not, that man brought six championships here, and that was really classless, and I was disappointed in the people that booed.

It was a sad thing. Now, outside, offside, you would have been fine with the fans booing Krause if his widow wasn't present at the event. First off, Stacey King saying, oh, that's not Chicago, and Chicago fans did that, and then you take a shot at New York and Philadelphia fans, bleep off, okay? That's number one.

Number two, I don't care if the widow's there or not. You shouldn't boo him either way. I know there's a lot of animosity with the late Jerry Krause because of the whole last dance, and Michael Jordan can't stand his guts, but as Santer said, he's still responsible for building a team that won six championships. So if I'm making that decision to cheer or boo, whether his wife is there or not, how can you bring yourself to the side of booing? Like, you still gotta be 51% cheering individually in the decision compared to booing just because he won six championships. So the Bulls fan, which has been miserable ever since, you know, they're bitter and they're spoiled. You booed basically a dead guy that brought you six championships while his widow was there.

I don't care if the widow was there or not. You don't boo the guy. But that just shows you the immediate world that we live in, fresh off the fresh dance, right off of it, people don't like Jerry Krause. Now real quick, do you think it was worse because it was a classless move to boo a dead guy or more of a bad move because they should be cheering him for what he brought rather than booing him for the end of the era?

I would think the latter. How do you boo a guy that ended up winning six championships and also he's dead? Like, get over it. The guy won you six championships.

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