The Dallas/Green Bay game was the game of the weekend. In terms of the Cowboys, all their worst fears came true. They looked flat early, fell behind, and Aaron Rodgers carved them up all day long, including the final masterpiece throw to Jared Cook to put the Packers in position to kick the game-winning field goal.
Colin thinks this game officially puts the Tony Romo talk to bed in Dallas. Prescott was incredible, and he’s going to lead the Cowboys for a decade. He was Rodgers’ equal on the day. This game was a classic.
“Let’s put the Tony Romo stuff to bed. It’s over. Dak is gonna lead this team for a decade, and is gonna be terrific. And is gonna lead you to all sorts of great wins, including playoff wins, and probably get a Super Bowl. The kid’s the real deal.”
If you look at the remaining teams in the playoffs, it’s more clear than ever that quarterback play is what wins in today’s NFL. Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Big Ben and Matt Ryan will all be playing on conference championship weekend, and Colin thinks that the value for a team like Cleveland to trade for a quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo is worth surrendering whatever asking price.
The days of the team riding a below average quarterback with a superior defense and surrounding roster are over. Teams that don’t have one need to do whatever it takes to get one. He thinks one team that could instantly become a title contender with the addition of Garoppolo is the Chiefs. It’s clear that Alex Smith isn’t going to win a Super Bowl and the Chiefs have more than enough pieces defensively to make the trade. If Andy Reid wants to win Super Bowls, he needs to get this deal done.
“Of all the teams that could use an emerging, dynamic quarterback, nobody in the NFL has more elite players at their disposal than Kansas City. New England can say, ‘I want a first round pick. I want Eric Berry. I want Poe in the middle of that defense. And I want Travis Kelce. And you know what? For Jimmy Garoppolo, you probably do it.”
Colin has been tough on Aaron Rodgers this year, but in light of more comments made by his family to the media that the family and Aaron aren’t on speaking terms, Colin has seen enough. He thinks it’s pathetic that his family is airing their private family problems through the media to gain attention and publicly sabotage him before one of the biggest games of his career.
“Aaron Rodgers family comes off as needy.”
Cris Carter – FS1 NFL Analyst and NFL Hall of Famer is in-studio to talk Cowboys/Packers; why Aaron Rodgers is playing a good as any quarterback who has ever played right now; why Dak lived up to the moment; why he doesn’t think the Antonio Brown Facebook Live video is going to have an impact this week; why there is absolutely zero doubt that Brock Osweiler can’t play; and why Atlanta’s offense is a bigger threat to Green Bay than Dallas.
Daryl Johnston – 3-time Super Bowl champ and Fox Sports NFL analyst joins the show to talk about the mood in Dallas after their tough loss to the Packers; why they still have a huge upside; why he thinks that Dak Prescott answered every question yesterday; and what to expect with Green Bay and Atlanta in the NFC Championship game.
Bill Parcells – 2-time Super Bowl Winning head coach joins the show to give his impressions from the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round; why he is so impressed with the Packers given their injuries; why it’s important to let Aaron Rodgers improvise; his impressions on Dak Prescott after an incredible rookie year; and how he would handle the Tony Romo situation from a front office standpoint.