Chalk Talk with Adam Petrus and Hale Hentges
By Adam Petrus | March 6, 2024

Chalk Talk: Do the Dallas Cowboys Have What It Take to Rebuild Their Dynasty? Could They Play Ball with the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIX? RJ Ochoa Joins Us for Some Real Talk.

The Blogging the Boys analyst also reveals the emotions that Super Bowl LVIII – and Usher’s sweet skating moves – stirred up, along with his reliance on NFL Next Gen Stats to bring you the “story behind the story” each week.

If you follow RJ Ochoa at Blogging the Boys, you might have assumed he was going to pack his bags and head out for vacation after that heart-wrenching Dallas Cowboys loss to the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs. Instead, he packed his bags and headed for Las Vegas to get back to work on Radio Row ahead of the Super Bowl. And he worked hard, hosting lots of great conversations with players, coaches, fans and other football experts who offered everything from predictions and post-season analyses to advice for those who want their future to look different than the present. 

So, we asked him to give us the scoop on the big stories coming out of Super Bowl LVIII – the rumblings that may not have made headlines (yet) – as well as his stance on recent team structure and contract decisions, especially pertaining to “The Boys.”

Tune into our chat now to hear about…

  • His professional and personal feelings about the Cowboys’ season (and post-season announcements).
  • The biggest (and perhaps most underrated) takeaways from the Super Bowl.
  • Usher’s halftime performance (and how it ranks compared to the Prince and Bruno Mars spectaculars).
  • What we’ll likely see unfold heading into the 2024-2025 season within the Cowboys’ club and the NFL at large, including his predictions (and hopes) for the 2025 Super Bowl matchup.
  • Just how much RJ is using NFL Next Gen Stats to report on players’ actual (versus perceived) performance.
  • Who he would spotlight if he was building a Dallas Cowboys museum and why.

You can also read the transcript here or download the MP3 to listen offline:

Chalk Talk with RJ Ochoa

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Adam Petrus
Adam Petrus

Adam Petrus is currently the Business Development and Sales Lead for Sports & Entertainment at Zebra Technologies where he is responsible for growing Zebra’s hardware and software solutions across the world of sports and the entertainment industry.   Prior to joining the sales team Adam co-managed Zebra’s game day operation of the NFL’s Next Gen Stats program and served as the project lead for the NFL’s Equipment Tracking Program, Virtual Locker.  Adam has more than 15 years of experience within the sports and technology industry and has been working with Next Gen Stats since 2015.  Previously, he worked in the front office of an NFL Football Club, served within the United States Intelligence Community supporting special operations to include two and a half years in Iraq and was a licensed and certified sports agent.  Adam holds a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace University out of Berea, Ohio and attended the International Institute for Management & Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland where he earned a certificate in Business Management and Leadership.

As an active member of the community, Adam serves on the Baldwin Wallace University Carmel-Boyer School of Business Advisory Council, served on the Board of the Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary International Club and is a member of the Jacksonville JAXSports Council - a non-profit established to enhance and positively impact the quality of life and community pride, along with generating economic impact and growth through professional and amateur sports. An outdoor enthusiast, Adam enjoys running, paddle boarding, golfing and being an active parent alongside his wife Jenn to their daughters Olivia (7) & Peyton (5) and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Gunner and Nash.  

Fun Fact: 

"My first job in the NFL was at age 16 when I was hired by the Cleveland Browns Groundcrew.  This position then led to a promotion into the front office when I was in college and a full-time role upon graduation." 

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