The Jeff Cavanaugh Show

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By: Jeff Cavanaugh

Everything you need to know about the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL Draft and whatever else I think of featuring analysis and informed opinions from me, Jeff Cavanaugh and my friends around the industry. Every Wednesday leading up to the NFL Draft is Plug and Play, an NFL draft pod featuring Bryan Broaddus, Dane Brugler and myself. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jeff-cavanaugh/support

OBJ || Tyler Smith 'rookie wall' || Anthony Brown stuff || Kellen Moore things || Cowboys Mailbag
Last Thursday at 9:53 PM

Answering your questions from Twitter (where you can find me @timeforjeffrey) about the Dallas Cowboys including:

Tyler Smith and the 'rookie wall'

Tyron Smith creeping back toward the lineup

OBJ and the timeline

Kellen Moore criticism and how fair it is or isn't

Offseason priority #1 (because you sickos asked!)


Cowboys beat the Giants || Postgame chat
11/25/2022

Cowboys 28, Giants 20.  Postgame reaction from me.  Featuring you.


Cowboys Odell Beckham pursuit, Tyron Smith return, Zeke-Pollard split
11/11/2022

Thanks to everyone for your Cowboys questions on my Facebook page and here they all are with my answers and analysis.

The Cowboys are VERY in on Odell Beckham and the whole organization wants it to happen.

Tyron Smith is out on the field and it looks like he's actually nearing a return. What happens with Tyler Smith when he's ready?

The Zeke - Tony Pollard split when Zeke is ready to roll.

Jabril Cox and Damone Clark.


Report: Cowboys pursuing Odell Beckam || LFG
11/06/2022

I told Jerry Jones we needed to add two things to this thing with the NFC down and attainable this year.  A big girthy man up the middle and a wide receiver to pair with CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup.  Johnathan Hankins was our big man, Odell Beckham may be our wide receiver according to reports.  Let's party about it.


Cowboys try for WR Brandin Cooks at deadline, fail || Odell Beckham watch begins
11/01/2022

The Cowboys tried to get a deal done for Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks and weren't able to get it done. That stings a little bit for two different reasons that I'll share with you.

And now we all turn our eyeballs to the guy you would NOT have to trade for in order to add him to your team. May we all glance toward Odell Beckham Jr as a potential Cowboy.


Eagles TRADE for Robert Quinn || Why you shouldn't worry about it
10/27/2022

The Cowboys traded for Johnathan Hankins, then the Eagles traded for Robert Quinn.

Hankins is a getting older run stopper than can still help you out a little bit. Quinn is a stud pass rusher and the Eagles only gave up a 4th round pick! How is this possible? Well, there's a catch.

I'm here to help.


Ezekiel Elliott potentially OUT, LB Damone Clark ACTIVATED for Cowboys
10/26/2022

We've got conflicting reports on Ezekiel Elliott's knee although it's absolutely possible he does not play this week to rest the banged up part of his body, couple different reports from Clarence Hill and Michael Gehlken.

Cowboys 5th round draft pick Damone Clark is being activated, what that means for the linebacker room of the 'Boys.


Cowboys beat Lions 24-6 || Immediate Reaction
10/24/2022

Thoughts on Dak's return, Micah Parsons not being human, and everything else we learned from the Cowboys beating the Lions 24-6.


Dear Cowboys: Trade for Derrick Brown + Dak/Cowboys predictions vs Detroit
10/21/2022

My plea to the Cowboys to please trade for Derrick Brown from the Carolina Panthers to solve their run defense problems in one step. Plus we'll set the expectations for Dak Prescott and the offense + Micah Parsons and the defense as they take on Detroit this weekend.


The Cowboys lost and that’s ok - Dakota is gonna party
10/18/2022

The Cowboys lost and it's not a big deal. They're showing you that they're good at everything except QB and that man is on the way. Dak Prescott's return is on the horizon and it's about to get fun.


Dak Prescott, Jason Peters updates || The most impressive part about Cowboys defense so far
10/12/2022

A couple of nuggets about Dak Prescott who practiced today, and Jason Peters who appears to be ready to get back out there Sunday night when the Cowboys take the field against the Philadelphia Eagles.

How this defense stacks up in a metric I truly enjoy and the most impressive part of what Micah Parsons, Tank Lawrence, Dorance Armstrong etc are doing.


Cowboys win again. They're quite good.
10/10/2022

Hey guys this Cowboys team might be pretty good. 4-1 with Philadelphia on deck and Dak Prescott being close to returning. Micah Parsons, still not human.


Trevon Diggs + CeeDee Lamb are becoming EXACTLY who we hoped they'd be || Cowboys-Rams Preview
10/06/2022

Join me as I lay out a couple of the reasons I'm VERY encouraged by the first weeks of football from both CeeDee Lamb and Trevon Diggs and also dip in to what to watch for when the Cowboys and Rams get together on Sunday.

Why Micah Parsons could be in for another big day, what to do about Matt Stafford and Cooper Kupp, and what's going to give for the Cowboys run defense.


Dak vs Rush by the numbers, Freaky AMA
10/05/2022

Cowboys on the couch with what I believe is the most realistic take on Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush, what a wonderful defense this is, and you may AMA about the new radio venture on 97.1 The Freak.


Cowboys beat Washington 25-10 || Takeaways
10/03/2022

Another weekend and another win for Cooper Rush and the Cowboys. What it means for Rush and Dak Prescott, and how good is this team?


Maybe the Cowboys aren't as dumb as we thought
09/29/2022

Myself and a lot of other folks (probably YOU included) thought the Cowboys made some really bad decisions this offseason when they let Amari Cooper and La'el Collins go, lost Randy Gregory etc.

Three weeks in to this thing, do we give Jerry and Stephen Jones credit for being.....not dummies?


Cowboys win: Tank and Micah dominate + Observations
09/28/2022

Hey look at that the Cowboys beat the Giants. Cooper Rush playing well in place of Dak Prescott, Tank Lawrence showing up, lots to talk about!


Gallup OUT vs Giants tonight || Peters to play guard || Pre pregame
09/26/2022

Allow me to correct my lies to you from early. Expectations were that Michael Gallup was going to play this week against the Giants but he will not. Jason Peters is a go but not at offensive tackle, according to reports. Plus Jalen Tolbert and your questions.


Absurd stats on Micah Parsons || Michael Gallup at full speed
09/21/2022

All things Cowboys including a couple of absurd stats on Micah Parsons and the imminent return of Michael Gallup.


Time for Cowboys Sam Williams to step up || Couch Q&A
09/14/2022

The very latest Cowboys news and how it leads to 2nd round pick Sam Williams need to step up in a larger role. Plus the good and bad of playing against Joe Burrow. And many more questions from you guys.


Dak Prescott back sooner than we thought + Jason Peters update
09/13/2022

Dak Prescott may be back way earlier than expected according to Jerry Jones. Plus the when and where for Jason Peters in the near future.


Cowboys lose to the Bucs (and Dak is broken) || The autopsy
09/12/2022

The Bucs beat the Cowboys 19-3, Dak Prescott and Jayron Kearse are hurt, Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones plans look like they were terrible plans. But let's talk about it.


Cowboys WR Jalen Tolbert inactive for week one? The conversation.
09/10/2022

Bryan Broaddus of 105.3 The Fan, one of the best in the business has put out the thought that Cowboys 3rd round pick Jalen Tolbert maybe inactive against the Bucs with Simi Fehoko and Dennis Houston playing. Should you be mad, disappointed, sad etc? I'll lay out my thoughts.


Dakota Prescott WHAT ARE YOU DOING + Gallup in pads
09/08/2022

Dak Prescott limited it practice with an ‘ankle’ situation. Yes, that ankle. Let me yell at my QB for a second. Plus Michael Gallup in pads, what it means.


Michael Gallup practices || J Lew availability || Bucs - Cowboys preview
09/07/2022

Michael Gallup took part in individual practice today for the first time, we've got some clarity on Jourdan Lewis' availability for Sunday night and a 2nd year player to keep an eye on.

Plus my initial thoughts on Cowboys - Bucs matchup and what to watch for.


Sean Payton is setting up Mike McCarthy and Jerry Jones loves it
09/06/2022

I just need you all to know this. Sean Payton with Kay Adams today was step one of the Mike McCarthy setup. Jerry Jones is loving it and I’m annoyed. Plus why he probably won’t be the next head coach anyway.


Jason Peters timeline + Michael Gallup update || Position groups I'm most interested in
09/06/2022

Jerry Jones was on The Fan today and a couple of things he said about Jason Peters and Michael Gallup have me interested.

Let's get a realistic timeline on Gallup, and when we will see Jason Peters on the field.

Starting at 9:00 is position groups I'm most interested in heading in to the season.


Tolkien Cowboys: A Rings of Power podcast w/ Dave Helman
09/06/2022

Please do not click this if you're looking for hardcore Cowboys content. This is literally just myself and my friend Dave Helman from Fox Sports talking about the Rings of Power show because we enjoy Tolkien stuff. Please don't hate me for using a platform I built on the Cowboys to do this either. LFG Galadriel.


Breaking: Cowboys sign Jason Peters
09/05/2022

The Cowboys did a good thing! I'm terrified of this offensive line but they've signed Jason Peters and that's going to make things at least a little better. Eventually. What it means for Tyler Smith and the rest of the guys.


Jason Peters to the Cowboys? Yes please.
09/01/2022

Todd Archer is reporting that Jason Peters is going to visit the Dallas Cowboys to which we should all say, absolutely yes please. Plus some quick hits on Noah Brown, Jalen Tolbert and Cowboys WRs.


Cowboys Roster + Practice Squad observations || Reagor vs Cooper trades
08/31/2022

The Cowboys real 53 man roster and plan for how they will start the regular season is now coming in to view. What their plan is at backup QB and on special teams, the long term future of the RB position, plus news from around the division with the Eagles trade of Jalen Reagor vs how the Cowboys handled Amari Cooper.


Cowboys 'final' 53 man roster with reactions
08/30/2022

The Cowboys have cut the squad down to their 'final' 53 although it's not REALLY the final 53. But let's talk about what it looks like they're doing, what surprises we have, and how the Cowboys are tricking this thing up a little bit.


Cowboys - Seahawks winners and losers
08/27/2022

Let’s talk about the Cowboys preseason finale and the guys who stood out the most, including notes on Sam Williams, DaRon Bland, Jake Ferguson, Josh Ball and more.


Breaking: Tyron Smith out 'multiple months' || What Cowboys need to do
08/25/2022

According to Ian and Schefty and Archer, Tyron Smith is going to miss at least 'multiple months' of the season after pulling a hamstring off the bone.

How disastrous is this for Dallas and what is their next move? Come on in let's cry together.


Micah Parsons: The great news and the 'I don't like it' news || Cowboys practice report
08/24/2022

Last night's Cowboys practice has some cool takeaways including what we might be about to see from Micah Parsons. And the announcement he made that I don't like.

Plus the rookie who really needed a great practice and got one, the offensive lineman who is back, Tyler Smith is out, DaRon Bland running with the first team and on and on.


Cowboys cuts, bubble guys and plans for starters this week
08/23/2022

What is the plan for the Cowboys starters in preseason week three, plus the Cowboys roster moves of the day and what it means for other guys trying to make the squad.


Cowboys 53 Man Roster Projection
08/22/2022

I'm going to take my shot at projecting a 53 man roster for the Dallas Cowboys that is sure to be wrong but hey why not? Follow along with me and let me know where you think I've screwed it up.


Takeaways from Cowboys 32, Chargers 18 || Hello KaVontae Turpin
08/21/2022

Let's knock out the takeaways from the Cowboys and Chargers preseason game with notes on all sorts of things including:

KaVontae Turpin announced he's made the team and the Cowboys return game could be nasty.

The Cowboys defense continues to impress in a couple of different ways.

Reviews on Cowboys rookies performances.

The sneaky name I think should make the 53.

The QB competition is ON!

Much more


Day 2 Cowboys - Chargers joint practice recap || Pollard + Tyler Smith + DaRon Bland + Gallup nugs
08/18/2022

The Cowboys and Chargers held a joint practice for the second straight day and I've got the takeaways you need from it packed in to just a few minutes, followed by your questions.

We've got notes on:

Michael Gallup

Tony Pollard

Simi Fehoko/Dennis Houston

DaRon Bland

Dalton Schultz

Tyler Smith and more.

Plus your questions.


Cowboys - Chargers practice recap || Notes on Micah Parsons, CeeDee Lamb, Anthony Barr + more
08/17/2022

The Cowboys practiced with the LA Chargers today. How the Cowboys offense did against LA's defense and vice versa. Micah Parsons isn't human, CeeDee Lamb injury update, Cowboys offensive line bounces back + more notes.