Big Game Friday Morning

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Each week NBC 5 Sports' Pat Doney and Kevin Gray of 105.3 The Fan preview high school games across North Texas, college games all over the state and the NFL slate -- with an emphasis on the Dallas Cowboys.

All Episodes

The Cowboys get a Thursday night win in New Orleans, the college coaching carousel is running at high speed and high school football playoff previews. Joseph Hoyt and Corbett Smith from The Dallas Morning News join the show to discuss.

Dec 3

57 min 17 sec

The Cowboys and Chiefs offenses are both coming off strong showings heading into Sunday's matchup. Doug Farrar of USA Today and Cowboys radio analyst Babe Laufenberg join the show to preview the game. Plus, round two of the high school football playoffs, and is Oklahoma State the Big 12's last chance to get a team into the College Football Playoff?

Nov 19

1 hr

The Cowboys look to bounce back from last week's loss when they host the Falcons on Sunday. Plus, it's the first week of high school football playoffs. Jon Machota of The Athletic and Greg Tepper of Dave Campbell's Texas Football stop by to discuss.

Nov 12

1 hr 1 min

Dak Prescott will be back when the Dallas Cowboys host the Denver Broncos, and TCU prepares for its first game without Gary Patterson in more than 20 years.

Nov 5

1 hr

At 5-1 and getting key pieces back, the Dallas Cowboys take on the Minnesota Vikings this week on NBC's Sunday Night Football -- but a potential curveball emerged Thursday afternoon: Dak Prescott's status for the game is up in the air. Arif Hasan of The Athletic previews the game from the Vikings side, plus we discuss what's next at Texas Tech.

Oct 29

59 min 56 sec

At 5-1 entering their bye week, the Dallas Cowboys are in control in the NFC East, Globe Life Field hosts its first-ever high school football game and UNT is headed to the American Athletic Conference.

Oct 22

1 hr 1 min

The Cowboys get set for a road game against the Patriots and Texas A&M tries to build on its win over Alabama in a road contest against Missouri.

Oct 15

1 hr

With all the preseason attention put on Dak Prescott and the Cowboys' offense, linebacker Micah Parsons, cornerback Trevon Diggs and the Dallas defense have become the unlikely stars heading into a Week 5 matchup against the New York Giants. Plus, we look at Texas and Oklahoma ahead of the 117th Red River Showdown.

Oct 8

1 hr 2 min

As the Cowboys get set to host the undefeated Panthers, Kevin Clark of The Ringer breaks down what has made Dallas successful the last two weeks. Then, the Voice of the Longhorns Craig Way previews Saturday's Texas-TCU matchup. Plus, a top North Texas recruit leaves high school early to focus on training for college.

Oct 1

59 min 39 sec

With the Cowboys set to host the Eagles on Monday, Fran Duffy of PhiladelphiaEagles.com breaks down the matchup. Joseph Hoyt of The Dallas Morning News previews the Battle for the Iron Skillet between TCU and SMU, and a look at crosstown high school football rivalries in Rockwall and Flower Mound.

Sep 24

1 hr 1 min

A banged-up Cowboys defensive line gets ready to try to put pressure on Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, Texas and Texas A&M both have new starting quarterbacks, and Duncanville High School football head coach Reginald Samples is on the verge of 300 career wins.

Sep 17

51 min 23 sec

On the first episode of Big Game Friday Morning, Pat Doney and Kevin Gray break down the Cowboys' loss to the Buccaneers on opening night, preview the weekend slate of high school and college football games, and look ahead to the 2021 NFL season.

Sep 10

1 hr

Football season is upon us, and Pat Doney is joined by 105.3 The Fan's Jeff Cavanaugh to preview the Cowboys season. Then, Pat takes a look at high school football teams and players to watch across North Texas.

Aug 23

27 min 3 sec

Hear from Dak Prescott with Newy Scruggs at Cowboys training camp, plus Southlake Carroll quarterback Quinn Ewers is reportedly facing a decision on whether to take NIL money or stay in high school.

Aug 2

15 min 28 sec

Dallas Cowboys COO and Director of Player Personnel Stephen Jones reflects on his tenure with the team; high school football coach Cody Alexander, who has established himself as a notable presence on social media, breaks down X's and O's; and Scott Fawcett on the meteoric rise in popularity of his golf app among players on the PGA Tour.

Jul 23

31 min 34 sec

The Texas Rangers take Jack Leiter of Vanderbilt with the second overall pick in the MLB draft; ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas on NCAA athletes' new ability to make money off their likenesses; and some of the best offensive linemen from around the NFL descend on Frisco.

Jul 12

19 min 32 sec

Newy Scruggs chats one-on-one with Dak Prescott ahead of training camp, Luka Doncic lifts Slovenia to the Tokyo Olympics, three Texas Rangers make the A.L. All-Star team and Arlington Martin High School’s football program focuses on leadership first.

Jul 5

15 min 38 sec

Shan Shariff of 105.3 The Fan discusses the Mavericks' unconventional front office changes, and Pro Football Focus' Sam Monson on his Top 50 NFL players list, which includes two Dallas Cowboys players.

Jun 28

26 min 50 sec

Jeff Cavanaugh of 105.3 The Fan explains why he thinks the Mavericks will trade Kristaps Porzingis; Golf.com’s Mark Broadie says Jordan Spieth’s resurgence is one of golf’s best ever; and Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith says he believes his surgery finally has him healthy for the season ahead.

Jun 14

25 min 47 sec

In postgame comments, Luka Donic offered his opinion on what the Mavericks need to do this summer after a first-round playoff exit. Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News previews Dallas Cowboys minicamp.

Jun 7

27 min 38 sec

Jon Machota of The Athletic discusses Dak Prescott's return to the field for the Cowboys in Dallas' OTAs last week. Plus, Pat Doney recaps the Charles Schwab Challenge, visits Euless Trinity for spring high school football practice and examines the Rangers' road woes.

May 31

30 min 47 sec

Former NFL quarterback J.T. O’Sullivan, joins Pat Doney to talk about Dak Prescott’s improvement, what it was like to play for Mike McCarthy and the changes likely on the way for the Cowboys defense under Dan Quinn. Plus Pat talks Mavs, Rangers and Texas high school football.

May 24

24 min 17 sec

The NFL released its schedule last week and Eric Chiofalo of 105.3 The Fan joins Pat Doney to break down the Cowboys' slate, plus NBC 5's Newy Scruggs on Dallas' rookie minicamp. Pat also has the story of two high school athletes -- Tommy Morrison, the top prep golfer in the class of 2023, and Tiblets Abreha, a Grapevine High School cross country runner, who spent three years in a refugee camp in Ethiopia before relocating to the U.S.

May 17

26 min 56 sec

Luka has become a popular baby name in North Texas as the Maverick guard's star has risen. Doncic visits with Pat Doney about the phenomenon. Plus, Jared Sander of 105.3 The Fan on the Rangers and Adolis Garcia, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News on the Stars missing the postseason, and Southlake Carroll football head coach Riley Dodge looks ahead to the 2021 season.

May 10

22 min 12 sec

The Cowboys leaned heavily into the defensive side of the ball in the 2021 NFL Draft. Pat Doney, Newy Scruggs, Calvin Watkins and Todd Archer break down Dallas' selections.

May 3

15 min 44 sec

With the NFL Draft just days away, Pat Doney is joined by 105.3 The Fan's Jeff Cavanaugh and Bryan Broaddus to preview what the Cowboys could do with the 10th overall pick. Plus, Newy Scruggs catches up with Russell Maryland, who Dallas selected first overall 30 years ago.

Apr 27

14 min 11 sec

Pat Doney and Newy Scruggs project the top 10 picks in the NFL Draft, including who the Cowboys take at No. 10. Then, hear from the oldest living Major League Baseball player: 100-year-old Eddie Robinson.

Apr 19

19 min 49 sec

The NFL Draft is at the end of the month and RJ Choppy of 105.3 The Fan talks about the Cowboys' approach. Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News looks back at the Rangers' first nine games, and the AT&T Byron Nelson has a new home in McKinney.

Apr 12

27 min 30 sec

Jared Sandler of 105.3 The Fan joins Pat to talk about the Rangers home opener. South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn on his pre-draft talks with the Cowboys, Jordan Spieth wins for the first time since 2017 and former Arkansas and SMU football head coach Chad Morris joins Allen High School.

Apr 5

17 min 40 sec

Newy Scruggs joins Pat to preview the Cowboys 2021 NFL Draft and new Dallas Wings coach Vickie Johnson discusses being the WNBA’s only active Black female head coach.

Mar 29

34 min 5 sec

Dallas Mavericks beat writer Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News breaks down the Mavs' trade deadline options, Joseph Hoyt previews some of the top high school football recruits in North Texas and we check in with one of the top high school baseball prospects in the country, Dallas Jesuit's Jordan Lawlar.

Mar 22

26 min 45 sec

Shan Shariff of 105.3 The Fan joins Pat to breakdown Dak Prescott's new deal with the Cowboys. Then, Ted Nguyen of The Athletic discusses what Dallas should do in the NFL Draft. And hear from St. Mark's Harrison Ingram, the top high school basketball prospect in North Texas.

Mar 15

26 min 42 sec

Jared Sandler of the Rangers' radio network visits from Surprise, Arizona, two University of Texas alums weigh in on the debate over the song "The Eyes of Texas," and after the 2020 season was canceled, the Dallas Baptist baseball team is embracing its new season.

Mar 8

30 min 19 sec

NBC 5's Newy Scruggs visits with Pro Football Hall of Famer and TCU great LaDainian Tomlinson, TCU head football coach Gary Patterson explains what it was like to coach a season during a pandemic and the Richland High School boy's basketball team makes a Cinderella playoff run.

Mar 1

20 min 25 sec

Jeff Cavanaugh of 105.3 The Fan reviews Cowboys' cornerback targets in the NFL Draft, Pat Doney explains what he liked about the selection of Luka Doncic to the NBA All-Star Game, and high school basketball coaches detail the challenges of navigating a winter storm during the playoffs.

Feb 22

22 min 34 sec

This week, Pat Doney and Newy Scruggs discuss the Super Bowl, Drew Pearson's election to the Hall of Fame and Dak Prescott. Plus, 105.3 The Fan's Jared Sandler reacts to the Rangers' Elvis Andrus trade. And finally, a North Crowley High School basketball player makes an astonishing comeback.

Feb 8

22 min 8 sec

R.J. Choppy of 105.3 The Fan discusses whether the Cowboys should go after Highland Park-native Matthew Stafford and former big-league broadcaster Victor Rojas reflects on the legacy of Hank Aaron. Plus, Mesquite Horn High School co-defensive coordinator Cody Alexander talks about his book Match Quarters, and Trinity High School's Ollie Gordon receives an MVP bobblehead.

Jan 25

16 min 35 sec

It's a busy week in DFW sports. Pat Doney is joined by 105.3 The Fan's Bryan Broaddus to discuss the Cowboys' new coaching hires and Brad Townsend and Matt DeFranks, both of The Dallas Morning News, to talk Mavs and Stars. Plus, NBC 5's Paul Jones recaps the 5A and 6A high school football state title games.

Jan 18

27 min 55 sec

Chris Arnold of 105.3 The Fan joins Pat Doney to discuss the Mavericks' COVID-19 challenges and the Cowboys' offseason changes. Plus, Pat previews the high school football state championship games in classes 5A and 6A.

Jan 11

15 min 36 sec

Shan Shariff of 105.3 The Fan joins Pat Doney after the Cowboys' final game of the season. Then, Newy Scruggs and Jean-Jacques Taylor break down the last game too before a recap of the high school football playoffs and a set of twin receivers from Allen High School receive MVP bobbleheads.

Jan 4

39 min 13 sec

The NBC 5 Big Game Sunday roundtable discusses the Cowboys' chances of winning the NFC East and NBC 5's Paul Jones talks to Dallas legend Drew Pearson on the 45th anniversary of the original "Hail Mary. Plus, a high school football playoff roundup and Denton Guyer's Deuce Harmon, a Texas A&M commit, receives an MVP bobblehead.

Dec 2020

27 min 3 sec

After a Cowboys win, Eric Chiofalo of 105.3 The Fan, Newy Scruggs and Jean-Jacques Taylor all join Pat Doney to discuss Team Tank, Tony Pollard and Dallas' playoff chances. And two brothers on the Mansfield Timberview High School football team are motivated by their third brother -- who cannot take the field.

Dec 2020

36 min 53 sec

NBC 5’s Pat Doney is joined by 105.3 The Fan host R.J. Choppy to talk Cowboys, Mavs and Rangers, plus the NBC 5 Sports roundtable discussion with Newy Scruggs on the Cowboys outlook. And Lovejoy High School football coach Chris Ross explains how COVID-19 has impacted college football recruiting.

Dec 2020

30 min 10 sec

This week, 105.3 The Fan’s Jeff Cavanaugh on the Cowboys and #TeamTank, The Dallas Morning News reporter Joseph Hoyt on a top QB prospect in DFW, and former pro Scott Fawcett on his golf coaching app “DECADE” that is booming during the pandemic.

Dec 2020

29 min 23 sec

On this week's podcast, 105.3 The Fan’s Mike Bacsik discusses conversations with Jerry Jones and previews the 2020-21 Mavericks season, Newy Scruggs examines whether Mike McCarthy was the wrong hire for the Cowboys, and The Dallas Morning News' Joseph Hoyt breaks down one of the top high school football receivers in the nation.

Nov 2020

34 min 56 sec

Yes, the Cowboys are still in the hunt for the NFC East crown, so 105.3 The Fan's Bryan Broaddus breaks down Dallas' chances with Pat Doney. Then, Pat talks to Fort Worth All-Saints offensive tackle Tommy Brockermeyer about his commitment to Alabama and recaps players with North Texas ties selected in the NBA Draft.

Nov 2020

27 min 47 sec

With the Cowboys on a bye, Shan Shariff of 105.3 The Fan discusses what to expect the rest of the way for the team. Then, former Little Elm High School star and projected first-round pick R.J. Hampton talks to Pat Doney ahead of Wednesday night's NBA Draft.

Nov 2020

24 min 20 sec

The NBC 5 Sports team discusses the Cowboys surprisingly close loss to the Steelers, Obnoxious Giants Fan Alex on the terrible NFC East and 105.3 The Fan host Jared Sandler on the Rangers two Gold Glove award winners and the team's offseason plans.

Nov 2020

28 min 46 sec

After the Cowboys failed to score a touchdown for the second straight week, 105.3 The Fan’s Eric Chiofalo joins Pat Doney to discuss the Sunday Night Football loss. Then, Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill on the team’s future and future SMU quarterback Preston Stone of Parish Episcopal on why he chose the Mustangs over Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State.

Nov 2020

24 min 46 sec

Pat Doney is joined by 105.3 The Fan‘s Shan Shariff on Jerry Jones, Dallas Stars play-by-play broadcaster Josh Bogorad on Rick Bowness, Clayton Kershaw’s high school baseball coach, and The Dallas Morning News reporter Joseph Hoyt on #1 2022 recruit in the nation, Southlake Carroll's Quinn Ewers, decommitting from Texas.

Oct 2020

34 min 44 sec