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"Ballzy" is SportsDayDFW's weekly podcast, hosted by Evan Grant and Kevin Sherrington. The duo provides expert analysis on the D-FW and larger sports landscape. They also welcomes in big-name columnists, analysts and newsmakers themselves to reveal a side of the story you haven't heard before.

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    • Sep 27, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Cowboys building, Rangers rebuilding and Big 12 running out of CFP possibilities

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 51:09


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington and Evan Grant [2:49] discuss the Cowboys' win over the Giants on Monday Night Football and what it means going forward. Evan says the Cowboys look like they'll be better than we thought after Dak Prescott broke his thumb. Kevin says the Cowboys' defense is evolving away from a turnover-only unit to a well-rounded bunch that may rank in the NFL's top five. And once Dak returns, they should lean into a more conservative offensive model as a result. [20:13] Evan outlines how many starting pitchers it'll take to fix the Rangers, especially with the Mariners looming as an equal with the Astros. Spend, spend, spend, Evan tells Ray Davis. [35:10] And the fellas provide an early outlook on the Big 12's CFP chances now that Oklahoma has lost once and Texas twice, with Evan calling Oklahoma State the league's best shot.  

    The greatness of Micah and Luka, pitchers for the Rangers and the problem with finding college quarterbacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 52:09


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore [1:08] compare Micah Parsons' early impact and where he may already rank in Cowboys history and how that compares to the Luka Doncic effect. [12:58] David gives his assessment of where the Cowboys really stand with the potential return of Dak Prescott and Michael Gallup. [24:35] Evan drops a few free agent names that Chris Young might want to consider for the Rangers' rotation next year. [35:53] And Kevin analyzes the impact of Max Johnson on Texas A&M's offense going into the Aggies' game against Arkansas this week at JerryWorld while all three panelists pick a winner for the Iron Skillet.

    Cowboys' tailspin, Longhorn and Aggie QBs and Jung-at-heart Rangers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 51:35


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore [3:20] dive into the morass from the worst opener in Jerry Jones' history. [5:38] David reports that surgery on Dak Prescott's right thumb indicates he may be back by mid-October instead of mid-November. But with the offensive line in disarray, penalties abounding and CeeDee Lamb MIA, our panelists predict a poor record for the Cowboys while Dak's out. [24:00] Josh Jung made a splash his first week in the bigs, but suddenly there are other questions on the left side of the Rangers' infield, with Evan noting Corey Seager has struggled since Chris Woodward's dismissal. [37:50] And it's a merry-go-round for QBs at Texas and Texas A&M. Steve Sarkisian may have found something at Texas, while Jimbo Fisher could be losing something at A&M.   

    Dinks and doinks, depth charts and decoding Jerry Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 48:01


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore discuss [1:40] the advent of football season and the Rangers' imminent demise. David outlines the lack of depth in the Cowboys' offensive line and what's likely to happen. Evan requires an interpretation of Jerry's latest comments about last season's playoff exit, and David explains what it means for the Cowboys going forward. [20:45] Kevin analyzes the quarterback situations at Texas and Texas A&M, and the Insiders lament Steve Sarkisian's decision not to release depth charts this year. And [28:45] Evan tells us what the Rangers fared about themselves this season, and what they still hope to find out about Josh Jung.

    How far would Chris Young crawl to hire Bruce Bochy, and do the Cowboys know they need another WR?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 42:48


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore are back to talk about one of the most tumultuous weeks in Rangers' history. Besides defining Jon Daniels' legacy, which means once again clarifying Nolan Ryan's, Evan tries to figure out what motivated Ray Davis to fire his GM with 50 games left in the season. He also makes Bruce Bochy the Rangers' No. 1 target, which Kevin says should be a no-brainer.  (23:49) David lists his three biggest personnel moves for the Cowboys, with WR the top concern. He also explains what Stephen Jones meant when he said Dak Prescott had his best training camp yet. Because it hasn't translated on the field yet.    

    Are the Rangers finally finding pitchers, and did the Cowboys find the next Lawrence Taylor?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 38:45


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington and David Moore discuss the latest from Oxnard, [00:53] where the kicking competition is heating up with a whole set of new kickers. David doesn't think Dak Prescott will play in much if any of the three preseason games. He'll get his reps in scrimmages. [18:50] Kevin asks if Micah Parsons, who may get more time as a pass rusher than we thought, is the second coming of Lawrence Taylor. [23:25] The guys compare the pitching histories of the Rangers and Astros and how organizations build reputations as a result. If the Rangers have 10 good pitchers in their system, Kevin says, they can hope two, maybe three actually go on to solid big-league careers. And that's probably good enough. 

    Special preview: On 'Eat Drink D-FW,' Paula Lambert spills Dallas' cheese secrets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 42:27


    Fans of 'SportsDay Insider' are invited to this free sample of The Dallas Morning News food podcast, 'Eat Drink D-FW.' Find the show and hit 'follow' in any major podcast player to subscribe.  Did you know that The Mozzarella Company's famous Deep Ellum Blue cheese was an accident? Listen as Dallas chef and legendary artisan cheesemaker Paula Lambert chats with food editor Erin Booke about all things cheese and how the Dallas dining scene has evolved over the last 40 years. Erin also chats with reporters Sarah Blaskovich and Claire Ballor about sandwiches and sushi, and actor and temporary Texan B.J. Novak hops on to share his thoughts about Whataburger. (Don't cancel him!)

    Cowboys camp starts, McCarthy bristles and do the Rangers really have a shot at Juan Soto?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 50:30


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant talk about the Cowboys and Rangers, one team just getting started and the other stuck in neutral. [1:45] David discusses his one-on-one interview with Mike McCarthy, who didn't exactly appreciate questions about his hot seat. [18:00] David and Kevin also mull position battles in the offensive line, at wide receiver and cornerback. [24:27] Evan and Kevin talk up the trade deadline and whether Juan Soto is a legitimate target. Or should the first priority be signing Martin Perez to a long-term deal?

    Rocker's a Ranger, LIV's a threat and McCarthy's toast if no playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 49:40


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore discuss the week's big sports news, including the fact that the Rangers [00:10] shocked the world by drafting Kumar Rocker with the third pick. Evan says it allowed the Rangers to create the second surprise of the draft by taking Brock Porter, a first-round talent, in the fourth. [17:26] David gives his three storylines for training camp, led by Mike McCarthy's job security. Or lack thereof. Kevin says whether Sean Payton is available or not, McCarthy will be gone if he doesn't become the first Cowboys coach since Chan Gailey to make the playoffs in back-to-back seasons. [34:00] And, in the popular potpourri segment, the guys talk Big 12-Pac-12 realignment and LIV Golf's first really big catch.      

    Restocking the Rangers, putting a Ring on Cowboys and revamping the Mavs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 50:10


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore take a look at the Rangers [1:52] at the half-way point and ask what's the top priority. Kevin says it's adding starting pitching now; Evan wonders if they should wait. Evan offers his thoughts on what the Rangers will do with the third pick of the draft this weekend. Kevin says they can't afford to make a mistake like Donald Harris, the athlete, over Frank Thomas, the hitter. [20:55] David gives five Cowboys that Jerry Jones should consider for the Ring of Honor, and the panel ranks their favorites. [35:22] In the ever-popular potpourri, Kevin asks David if the Mavs are giving up on small ball, the system that got them to the Western Conference Finals.

    Mavs wait on Brunson, Rangers wait on Seager while Texas' wait on QBs appears over

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 46:25


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore [4:00] discuss whether Jalen Brunson stays with the Mavs, a team he likes and where he has a better chance of winning, or does he go to the Knicks to run the show and play for his father? Evan says a pro athlete's decision invariably comes down to money and a shot at winning, but David notes that family may change the dynamic. Jalen may also have a bone to pick with the Mavs. [17:30]  Evan points out that Corey Seager may not help himself by taking a private approach to his hitting slump. Metrics and scouting allow teams to make faster adjustments, Kevin says, and hitters need all the help they can get. [30:22] And the insiders discuss the impact of Arch Manning's commitment to Texas, a program historically low on QB talent.

    Rangers' lackluster leaders, Jerry's lust for Payton and Greece is the word

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 41:02


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington and Evan Grant discuss the leadership styles of the Rangers' two highest-paid stars, Corey Seager and Marcus Semien, and the downside of investing so much money in such low-key personalities. Kevin says that as soon as Sean Payton raises his hand and says he'd like to be the Cowboys' coach, Jerry Jones will put Mike McCarthy's stuff on the front porch of the Star. Evan wonders if Jerry is willing to pay the price. And in the potpourri segment, the insiders talk about a new Stars coach, the Mavs' big trade, golf, the World Cup coming to Dallas in '26 and the Greece T-shirt Evan got from the last time the World Cup played in Dallas.

    Just how good are the Rangers, and how bad is the idea of LIV Golf?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 44:16


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington and Evan Grant [6:08] discuss the prospects for the Rangers as they near a reckoning about playoff contention. Evan says the Rangers shouldn't deal for a rental player because they're still not good enough. Kevin says rentals are out, but the Rangers owe it to their fans to compete for the tournament if possible. Both Insiders say it might be enough if Ezequiel Duran, Josh Smith, Leody Taveras and other kids make viable contributions this year. [23:38] A definite local contender this week is Big D's Big 3 -- Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth and Will Zalatoris -- at the U.S. Open. Also, everybody's got a right to make as much money as possible, but, with LIV Golf, you have to consider the source.   

    Rangers screwing up chances, Cowboys paying tight ends and . . . Yahtzee?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 31:53


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington and Evan Grant discuss the Rangers' recent inability to get over the .500 hump and into second place in the AL West [1:15]. Kevin says Matt Bush shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the ninth inning. Evan says the bigger issue is the fact that the Rangers' big-ticket signees, Corey Seager and Marcus Semien, haven't carried the team. Until they pick it up, the Rangers will founder. Dalton Schultz wants a long-term deal from the Cowboys [20:57], leading Kevin to say he's not worth it. Evan says maybe. The fellas also discuss the Mavs' off-season [16:24], the new LIV Golf tour [25:04] and the evergreen nature of Yahtzee, a game for all generations.

    Seager's getting paid, Brunson's got receipts and DeMarcus has a new hairdo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 46:03


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore discuss the end of the Mavs' season and its impact on Jalen Brunson's future as well as the start of something -- maybe -- with the .500 Rangers. [2:00] Kevin asks Evan if Corey Seager's 11 home runs -- including nine at Globe Life Field -- are a good sign considering he's under contract for 10 years. [13:30] In order to find a center who can rebound and provide a little interior defense, David predicts the Mavs will sign Brunson, give Tim Hardaway Jr. a little time to reassert himself then decide which of the guards to deal during the season. [28:00] And Kevin and David discuss DeMarcus Lawrence's new dreadless look and just how much better the Cowboys' defense can get in Dan Quinn's second season as defensive coordinator. 

    What's next for Mavs, what's up with Rangers and stupid things people say

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 52:32


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore take on a ton of topics, starting with the [1:25] Mavs' next steps after their surprising run to the Western Conference Finals. One benefit, Kevin says, is that they now know they don't necessarily need another superstar. Just a center who can rebound and create his own shots. [17:00] Evan says the Rangers' $500 million middle infield needs to start hitting to excite the fan base now that the Rangers hold center stage. [30:09] The Cowboys probably aren't done in free agency, says David, who thinks Anthony Barr could be a target. [33:38] The Colonial is this week, hosting one of golf's budding Dallas rivalries in Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth and Will Zalatoris. [41:27] And who looked worse in last week's catfight: Nick Saban or Jimbo Fisher? 

    The rise of Luka and the Mavs, the next step for the Stars and what's $10 billion to Jerry Jones?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 54:15


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore discuss [1:35] Sunday's Game 7 doubleheader featuring the Mavs and Stars. Evan moderates a discussion between Kevin and David about what the Mavs need to do to beat the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. David says the sign of a great team or player is when it happens before you're ready, the case with both the Mavs and Luka Doncic. [26:25] Kevin says it's time for Rick Bowness and his defense-first-and-last approach to go if the Stars want take advantage of the play of Jake Oettinger, the best home-grown goalie the organization has produced since it moved to Dallas.  [42:45] And Evan tells us what he learned about the Rangers while he was laid up.

    Surprising Mavs and Stars, same ol' Cowboys and not another NFL team for Dallas

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 58:37


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington and David Moore discuss a wide range of topics, starting  [1:04] with the Mavs' surprising rebound from an 0-2 start to square the series. Kevin says the Mavs have exposed the flaw in the Suns' offensive approach, but David argues it'll be a different story in Phoenix. He also predicts the Suns in six. Kevin says the Stars will go further in the playoffs than the Mavs. [16:55] The Insiders take up the Quixotic quest of Eric Johnson, Dallas' mayor, to bring a second NFL team to Dallas. Not only is there no chance, Kevin says, there's no shot at a third NFL team in Texas. [41:00] And in the popular Potpourri segment, the boys talk this week's Nelson and the NCAA's futile attempts to regulate NIL.

    Mavs' poor Game 1, Cowboys mediocre draft and Willie's future with Rangers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 51:47


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore [ 1:13 ] discuss the Mavs' loss to the Suns in Game 1 of the conference semifinals. David says he's not surprised and predicts a much better game Wednesday. Kevin says even when they lost Game 1 to the Jazz, at least a template was in place. There was no template Monday.  [14:23] David and Kevin reveal their draft grades for the Cowboys, and all three panelists give their favorite picks.  [32:55] Evan analyzes the turnaround of the Rangers' rotation and outlines what Willie Calhoun has to do if he's ever going to be the hitter both he and the Rangers hoped he'd be. 

    Predicting the Mavs will clinch and whom the Cowboys will draft, but still no answers for the Rangers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 46:08


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore discuss a big week in DFW sports. [ 2:07]  Kevin and David predict the Mavs will clinch their first playoff win since the title team in 2011, probably Thursday in Salt Lake City. Especially if Utah's Donovan Mitchell's left leg is an issue. [17:52] David offers potential first-round options for the Cowboys at several positions, and all three panelists make their choices. [33:30]  Evan notes the recent surge in Ranger fortunes but tells Kevin that pitching help probably isn't on the way. They'll have to dance with what brung 'em. 

    Winning without Luka, losing with the Rangers' bullpen and mocking the Cowboys

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 34:40


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington and Evan Grant break down the Mavs' Game 2 win over the Jazz, squaring the series at 1-1 [2:30]. Kevin asks Evan if the Mavs can continue to shoot 3s and get career games from Jalen Brunson, who had 41 points and no turnovers. Evan describes how the Rangers' bullpen has gone wrong [12:39]. Kevin calls it a surprise, noting that whatever else you think of Jon Daniels, he's always built decent bullpens. And the Insiders discuss what's more important for the Cowboys [22:45] in next week's draft: a walk-in starter on the offensive line or a replacement for Randy Gregory? 

    Luka's leg, Rangers' arms and the hole in the Cowboys

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 50:00


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant discuss [2:40] the impact of Luka Doncic's calf strain on the Mavs' playoff hopes starting Saturday against Utah. Despite the uncertainty about Luka, Kevin says the best thing the Mavs have going for them is their finest defense in decades. David says the measuring stick for this season will be how the Mavs fare should they advance to face Phoenix, the best team in the league. [15:38]  Evan says it's too early to worry about the Rangers' bullpen, while Kevin says dithering without adding arms could burn up the hopes of players and fans alike. [31:18] And David talks about the unusual depth of this NFL draft and what it could mean for the Cowboys in rebuilding their offensive and defensive lines.  

    Rangers rotation questions, Final Four fodder and what in the world is Jerry Jones talking about?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 42:51


    [3:47] SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington and Evan Grant talk about spring training and what it means for the Rangers' rotation. Kevin wonders if Jon Gray, the projected opening day starter, can have the kind of career turnaround enjoyed by Lance Lynn, Mike Minor and, to an extent, Kyle Gibson. Evan lays out how he thinks the rotation will shape up, based on spreading out the innings-eaters so they don't burn up the bullpen by July.  [21:50] Jerry Jones' comments about personal and professional scandals at the NFL meetings prompt Evan to ask why he "obfuscates and bloviates" so much. Some of it is natural, Kevin says, and some of it is planned. Our panelists reveal their championship picks for the men's Final Four and Evan gives us the breakdown on new SMU men's basketball coach Rob Lanier, who comes to the Hilltop from Evan's alma mater.

    LISTEN: Cowboys' comings and goings, Rangers' lineup projections and just how bad is your bracket busted?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 47:46


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant discuss the ins and outs of the off-seasons for two of the local clubs. [00:35] The Cowboys missed on Kevin's target, Von Miller, who got a budget-busting contract from Buffalo. David says Dante Fowler doesn't make up for the loss of Randy Gregory. David goes out on a limb to predict that the Cowboys will use the 24th pick to select an offensive lineman as they rebuild the wall in front of Dak Prescott, fresh off "clean-up" surgery for his left shoulder. [17:00] Evan describes the frantic pace of condensed spring training and what it means for Andy Ibanez at third base; in the corner outfield spots; and the rotation, in particular. [34:00] Evan also predicts Texas Tech makes the Final Four as the panel marvels at the defensive evolution of hoops here in Texas.

    Cowboys keep a "check-down" tight end, Mavs keep winning and MLB keeps screwing up

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 40:24


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington and David Moore analyze [1:45] the Cowboys' decision to tag Dalton Schultz while working out a long-term deal to keep the tight end. David notes that critics have a point when saying Schultz isn't a big-play threat, but Kevin says the Cowboys' hand was forced by the injury to Blake Jarwin. David guesses the Cowboys probably won't cut DeMarcus Lawrence, and Randy Gregory may be lost if he finds a better deal. The question is, can he? [28:40] Baseball can't get out of its own way, Kevin says, and our insiders discuss how former Baylor star Brittney Griner finds herself in the middle of an international crisis in Russia. 

    Mavs surging, Cowboys coming and going and our favorite/least favorite interviews

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 52:31


    [2:20] Callie Caplan leads her SportsDay Insiders -- Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant -- in a discussion of the Mavs' biggest win of the season. Kevin eats a little crow over the contributions of Spencer Dinwiddie, acquired in the Kristaps Porzingis trade, and makes Jason Kidd a Coach of the Year candidate.  [12:25] The panel reveals its favorite and least-favorite coaches to interview. Hint: Buck Showalter may not want to listen. [25:21] David outlines the Cowboys' week at the combine and we poll the panel on the free agents we expect to return or be let go. Hint: Amari Cooper may not want to listen.  

    Luka's love for MJ, Cowboys Cheerleaders, the Olympics and other philosophical issues

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 50:52


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington and Evan Grant [2:41] discuss the highlight of the NBA All-Star weekend for Luka Doncic, which was a hug from Michael Jordan. Also, Kevin cites Callie Caplan's story in which Luka revealed a new diet and regimen that helped him get in shape mid-season and return to his normal level of dominance. [14:02] Kevin and Evan talk about the Cowboys' $2.4 settlement with four Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders after allegations that Rich Dalrymple, the former PR chief, filmed them in their locker room in 2015. [34:00]The Olympics are over, and it was the usual mixed bag of upper-level malfeasance amid athletic highlights. And in the potpourri, Josh Jung got hurt, Juwan Howard got suspended and Phil Mickelson got dissed. 

    Super Bowl fallout, the Porzingis trade and a rant against MLB

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 54:03


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore talk about Matthew Stafford's Super Bowl win [1:00] and what it means for his legacy and how much grace a championship earns a player or organization. David argues the point that it's especially important in Los Angeles, where the NFL has never been front burner. [12:10] Kevin makes the point that the Mavs robbed a little glory in 2011 when they blew up the team before it even had a chance to defend its title. [42:40] And Evan rants about how MLB keeps shooting itself in the foot, the latest example of how it wants to get rid of minor league teams. If it wants to do so, fine, Evan says, but help colleges out by funding more scholarships.

    Cowboys' Super Bowl drought, Mavs at the deadline and who's watching the Olympics?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 48:46


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore look at the list of Super Bowl droughts [3:05], and Evan says if the Bengals can end theirs, there's hope for the Cowboys yet. Kevin remembers what it was like the last time a Super Bowl was played in the Los Angeles area, when Jerry Jones won the first of his three Lombardi Trophies at the Rose Bowl. [9:00] David makes the point that dynasties usually spring on us quicker than we expect, which doesn't exactly bode well for Dak Prescott. [22:42] Reggie Bullock's recent surge in play for the Mavs makes passing on Thursday's trade deadline a viable option. Still, David says the Mavs have hard decisions to make in the off-season on free agents Dorian Finney-Smith and Jalen Brunson. [34:08] And in the potpourri segment, Evan talks steroids, David worries about Jordan Spieth's treacherous golf shots and Kevin tells us why he likes Winter Olympics over Summer.

    Brady's exit, Cowboys gobbledygook, Luka's motivation and Texas Tech's thing with Texas

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 52:56


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant, Callie Caplan and David Moore discuss [3:55] Tom Brady's retirement and his impact on quarterbacks of his generation, including Dak Prescott. [19:18] Evan asks David what the heck Jerry Jones was talking about when explaining why he left Mike McCarthy dangling. David contends that staying in Dallas was Dan Quinn's best move. [27:20] Callie predicts that Luka Doncic will be named to his third straight All-Star team, but not as a starter, and Kevin asks if Luka will use that and Reggie Miller's commentary as motivation. Also, we vote whether the Mavs will make a major move at the trade deadline. [38:53] Evan talks about his trips to Lubbock and Austin to write about Chris Beard returning to his former place of employment and why Tech fans have a problem with UT.

    McCarthy's Cowboys future, Kidd's present with the Mavs and MLB's ugly labor problems

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 51:33


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Callie Caplan, Evan Grant and David Moore discuss the biggest questions about the Cowboys, [4:15]  which is Mike McCarthy's future: Should he come back, and will he? Only one of the podcasters believes he won't be back. Hint: It's not Kevin, David or Callie. [25:39] Callie notes the huge improvement for the Mavs' defense in January, and Kevin credits Kidd for getting his players to buy in to such a difficult request. Callie says a lighter mood and the staff's efforts to give Kristaps Porzingis more post-up options has improved the dynamic between KP and Luka Doncic. Last but not least, [41:35] Evan rants about the looming shutdown in baseball.

    The Cowboys' autopsy and what the Mavs should do before the deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 41:07


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Callie Caplan, Evan Grant and David Moore dissect the disappointing end of yet another Cowboys' season, [00:40] this one more unexpected than most. Evan asks what the Cowboys should do, and David says the first order of business is to fix the offensive line. Kevin says Dak Prescott proved he's not capable of carrying the team, so it's up to the organization to make it more Dak-friendly. They also discuss Mike McCarthy's future and how it's influenced by Jerry Jones' history with coaches. [22:13] Callie talks about Luka Doncic's upgraded play recently. David wonders if Atlanta's John Collins can make enough difference in a trade, and Kevin wonders if the Mavs can afford to burn another season of Luka's greatness, if we can call it that.

    Dak's playoff QB ranking, expanding the CFP and are the Rangers Jung at heart?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 51:09


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore look at the [5:45] Cowboys' playoff matchup with the 49ers this week and discuss what could keep them from advancing. David agrees with the consensus that Dak Prescott is the fourth-best QB on the NFC side of the bracket, but he asserts that the playoffs are where reputations are made, and Dak can help his cause as well as the Cowboys'. [26:33] Evan rejoices in his beloved Georgia's win over Alabama. Kevin says expanding the playoffs to 12 teams won't change the final outcome much, but it'll make it more fun for everyone and once in a blue moon produce a Hoosiers-like Cinderella. [39:39] And Evan tells us why Josh Jung just might crash the Rangers' opening day, whenever that might be.

    Same ol' Cowboys, new-look Mavs and can Georgia ever beat Alabama?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 45:56


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Callie Caplan, David Moore and Evan Grant discuss the [2:19] Cowboys' wildly erratic season and how that track record bodes for the possibility of breaking their 25-year championship game drought. David contends this is the Cowboys' best staff in years, and Evan says that should enable them to beat Arizona in a potential first-round rematch. Kevin and Callie say not so fast. [19:55] Callie outlines what the success of the Mavs' new roster means immediately and in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline. [ 33:00] Evan tells us why his beloved Georgia Bulldogs should beat Alabama for a change, and Kevin says that if star freshman quarterback Caleb Williams follows Lincoln Riley to USC, Oklahoma fans will seize Los Angeles.

    Predicting the Cowboys, Mavs and Rangers for '22

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 32:13


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore make their predictions for the rest of the Cowboys' and Mavs' seasons as well as provide a glimpse of what's to come next season. David says it'll be hard to build on the Cowboys' success because of free agency and cap concerns, meaning they'd better win it all now. Can the Cowboys do that? Tune in to find out. Also, the crew sees improvement for the Rangers, but David predicts it might come with just 40 wins. The pandemic will continue to wreak havoc on sports in general, and, Kevin says, the Mavs will be the same ol', same ol'. Might even lead to a breakup.

    Cowboys playoff seeding, SOC greatness and hats off to Todd Dodge

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 32:38


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore hash out the Cowboys' potential playoff seedings [2:20] and what a No. 1 or 2 seed could mean for their Super Bowl chances. Evan wonders if any unit is playing as well as the Cowboys' defense [7:04]. David says the Cowboys have flipped the script this season [14:43], but Dak Prescott still needs to figure out a way to beat what defenses have done to adjust to his strengths. Evan gives a shoutout to South Oak Cliff [22:25], which won Dallas ISD's first state football title in 63 years. Kevin and Evan note that this is what happens when you afford inner-city schools some of the same opportunities routinely given suburban schools. And Kevin notes the retirement of Todd Dodge [28:21], the former Southlake Carroll coach, who retired after winning his third straight state title at Austin Westlake and seventh overall.

    Dak needs to be fixed, the Rangers need a hitter and should Georgia just concede to Alabama?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 38:56


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington and Evan Grant discuss the evolution of the Cowboys' defense and whether it's enough to carry the team if Dak Prescott doesn't revert to his former self [2:55]. The Rangers have made big signings, but they still need another hitter in the outfield, where nothing's given [17:31]. Kevin reveals his Heisman vote [27:17], then asks Evan if, given Georgia's problems beating Alabama, maybe they should just meet at midfield if they both make the finals, shake hands and call it a day?

    Cowboys play defense, Mavs don't, Rangers lineup and the CFP

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 42:39


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore, Evan Grant and Callie Caplan meet to solve local sports. Biggest takeaway from the Cowboys' win over the Saints [2:35] besides a 'W,' Kevin says, was the play of DeMarcus Lawrence in his first game back. David wonders how good this defense could be with the addition of Randy Gregory, who may play against Washington this week. Callie tells us [13:25] that Jason Kidd has remained on a fairly even keel despite the Mavs' uneven start, but change will have to come at the trade deadline. Evan gives his late-summer lineup for the Rangers [278:11]. Kevin and Evan discuss the CFP [34:19], why they're glad Notre Dame didn't make it and why Oklahoma fans should be glad Lincoln Riley left for USC. 

    Cowboys stagger towards a crisis, Rangers go for seconds on middle infielders and Oklahoma is no longer the Land of Lincoln

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 39:30


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant discuss the fallout from the Cowboys turkey of a Thanksgiving performance [2:05]. New Orleans presents an unexpected test. Is the defense about to take over? And what exactly is going on with Dak Prescott's throws: Meanwhile, the Rangers spent $500 million over a long weekend on two middle infielders [16:20]. Kevin asks if they overpaid while Evan asks if that matters. And finally [24:58] the guys discuss the significance of Lincoln Riley bolting OU for USC while idealistic Evan asks: Could Sonny Dykes have handled his departure from SMU in a better way. 

    No turkey Thursday for Cowboys, a SS for Rangers and it's looking Sonny for TCU

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 41:00


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant discuss the Cowboys' flop in Kansas City [1:53] and how they won't get another chance to measure their postseason potential until January. Evan and Kevin make their cases for the best free agent shortstops for the Rangers [17:35]. Kevin argues that  TCU is a better job than SMU or Texas Tech and how that came to pass [28:32], which explains why Sonny Dykes is leaving the Hilltop for Fort Worth. The Mavs are feeling Luka Doncic's absence, but it's not a total loss. David discusses how Kristaps Porzingis has played some of his best basketball since he was in New York [37:06]. The key, Kevin says, is whether he can continue to play that way once Luka is back in the lineup. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!  

    Cowboys reaching for top seed, Sark's sorry streak and Porzingis' rise as Luka stumbles

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 40:34


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore discuss the Cowboys' rebound from their worst performance of the year to their best and what it means going into their toughest stretch of the season, with three games in 12 days against Kansas City, Las Vegas and New Orleans [1:56]. David says he wants to see how the Cowboys react to situations going forward. Kevin talks about college job openings, including the possibility that Sonny Dykes could move from SMU to TCU, and all three Insiders pile on Steve Sarkisian and Texas [19:01]. The Mavs' big win over Denver may have come at the cost of Luka Doncic, but David wonders if that might facilitate more assertiveness from Kristaps Porzingis [30:40].  And Evan outlines the free agent market for the Rangers [36:32]. 

    Aberration or blueprint for Cowboys, Kershaw for the Rangers and is Luka happy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 41:04


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant are joined by Callie Caplan, who covers the Mavs for the News, to discuss a "catastrophic" Cowboys loss, as Kevin calls it. But catastrophic only if it lingers [1:56]. Evan makes the case that, given what happened in the rest of the NFC over the weekend, it wasn't all that bad. Callie gets us up-to-speed on how Luka Doncic is adjusting to Jason Kidd's demands and the chemistry of the Mavs in the Kidd era [17:28]. David describes how Luka is different from most young superstars. Evan explains why the Rangers can't go after most big-time free agents until after labor issues are settled, but they can and should sign Clayton Kershaw [29:33]. And Kevin says Kirby Hocutt, Texas Tech's AD, is sticking his neck out by hiring Joey McGuire to be his football coach [36:53].

    Is Luka lost? Should the Cowboys hold off another week on bringing Dak back? And it's time to play Coaching Carousel!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 40:10


    With Kevin Sherrington missing in action, SportsDay Insider's Evan Grant and David Moore welcome in Mavs Insider Callie Caplan to discuss Luka Doncic's slow start to the season, the travails of yet another Kristaps Porzingis injury and adjusting to the Jason Kidd style of play. Then, Evan and David debate whether the Cowboys should play Dak Prescott this week or if they should play with house money, give Dak another week to rest and let Cooper Rush run the offense against Denver since the season is quickly becoming about playoff seeding rather than worrying about winning the NFC East. Evan is worried about the Cowboys' penalty problems; David explains controlled aggression. Then they toss around whether TCU dropped the football on the decision to part ways with Gary Patterson or if getting out ahead of Texas Tech in the coaching search is just a necessary evil of the business these days. All of which brings us back to: SMU's Sonny Dykes. And, finally, Evan says: Stop being grumpy old men about the World Series. It is what it is and it's still full of drama and tension. Appreciate the Braves' resilience all year and the Astros' ability to win in the face of being the designated national villains. Find more audio from The Dallas Morning News and a special membership offer for listeners at dallasnews.com/listen.

    No hurry on Dak, Kidd's task with Mavs and who's next at Texas Tech?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 37:53


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington and David Moore discuss the probability of Dak Prescott playing Sunday against the Vikings as well as the wisdom of taking it slow [1:30]. Kevin says there's no need to rush him back just to try to beat Minnesota, and David breaks down the rest of the Cowboys' schedule, pointing out that the new over/under on wins. The guys analyze the Mavs' horrific start in a loss to the Hawks [16:30]. David says Jason Kidd needs to find a balance between stressing defense and rebounding and making sure the offense still works. On the day of the first game of the World Series [26:34], Kevin pins his stunted growth on growing up an Astros fan and ranks the favorites to succeed Matt Wells at Tech and why it's so important for Kirby Hocutt to get it right.   

    Giving Dak two weeks off, Kidd's impact on KP and does Jimbo like gumbo?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 39:50


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant discuss the wisdom in letting Dak Prescott rest his injured calf for a couple weeks instead of rushing him back. Kevin gives two reasons why Jason Kidd is now the Mavs' coach, and how that affects the team's dynamics going forward. On the college coaching roundtable, the guys talk about the development at Washington State, where the head coach and four assistants were fired for refusing the COVID vaccine; Evan tells us why LSU is a better job than Texas A&M; and David skewers Evan for saying Steve Sarkisian is already done at Texas.   

    LISTEN: Cowboys winning, Rangers spending and what does beating Alabama do for Texas A&M?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 39:20


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant break down the rest of the Cowboys schedule and try to find the traps [4:58]. Kevin says the new floor is 12 wins. Evan and Kevin narrow the field competing with the Rangers for one of the four big-time free agent shortstops [18:33]. David says the Rangers must strike fast. Evan wonders how much the Aggies' stunning upset of Alabama means without winning the SEC West [31:23]. Find more audio from The Dallas Morning News and a special membership offer for listeners at dallasnews.com/listen.

    Dak's rise, the Rangers' fall and the Mavs hopes pinned on Porzingis

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 41:23


    Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant analyze the improvements made by Dak Prescott and how the Cowboys' offense gives them a chance to win every game. Evan and Kevin debate exactly what the Rangers currently have to build around. David says the Mavs did the right thing, sticking with Porzingis, but this is the year to get it right. Kevin is glad Texas-OU will have corny dogs again. Apologies ahead of time for Evan's dad jokes.

    Cowboys' dominance, Adolis' ROY shot and Luka's title timetable

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 39:30


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant discuss the Cowboys' big win over the Eagles on MNF and what that bodes in the NFC East [5:50]. David notes the historical impact of their 2-1 start. Evan capsulizes the lack of answers the Rangers got this season and ranks Adolis Garcia's ROY chances [20:49]. Kevin analyzes the QB play at Oklahoma and Texas A&M and how it affects CFP chances [29:23]. And Kevin and David talk about Luka Doncic's ranking among the NBA's best players and the grace period he enjoys until he has to deliver a title [34:03]. Find more audio from The Dallas Morning News and a special membership offer for listeners at dallasnews.com/listen.

    Cowboys' upside, Gallo's tears and a bigger game than the one at the State Fair

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 38:55


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant mull over the meaning of the Cowboys' win over the Chargers, and by a two-thirds vote, they decide it showed progress [5:55]. Evan asks David and Kevin who's better: Zeke Elliott or Tony Pollard? Evan describes how he made Joey Gallo cry in a New York reunion [21:06], and Kevin breaks down the Texas A&M-Arkansas game at JerryWorld [29:07]. Getting a jump on next week, Evan asks Kevin when was the last time another game in this state (Alabama-A&M) trumped Texas-OU? Nothing, Kevin says, trumps a corn dog at the State Fair. Find more audio from The Dallas Morning News and a special membership offer for listeners at dallasnews.com/listen.

    Problems with Cowboys' feel-good losses, pricey shortstops for Rangers and QB troubles at Texas and Texas A&M

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 39:06


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant break down the Cowboys' opening loss to Tampa Bay and whether they can afford another road loss to the Chargers if they want to be taken seriously as a Super Bowl contender [2:02]. David says it's not a "must-win," but it's close. Evan gives us four shortstops the Rangers should pursue in free agency, and Kevin says it reminds him of money-whipping Alex Rodriguez [16:22]. The difference, Evan says: "A-Rod was reprehensible." And Kevin surprises Evan with the news that Kellen Mond is no longer the Aggies' quarterback.

    Rangers' kid pitching corps, Dak's return and surviving Tampa Bay

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 37:58


    SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore split up this week, with Kevin and Evan discussing the surprising accumulation of young starters making a pitch for next year's rotation [1:11]. Kevin and Evan also check in on the Big 12's 9-1 start and which team had the best win [10:33]. David talks about the impact of Zack Martin's loss (COVID) for the opener against Tampa Bay as well as Dak's return after 10 months without playing a down in a game situation [15:27]. Good news: If the first two games don't overwhelm the Cowboys, they could grow into a playoff team. Find more audio from The Dallas Morning News and a special membership offer for listeners at dallasnews.com/listen. 

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