INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass before being stopped by Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots during the first quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 15, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Peyton Manning;Rob Ninkovich
Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning (perhaps you’ve heard of him) comes into Sunday’s matchup with your Dallas Cowboys in the midst of an unprecedented slump--two games and seven interceptions. But the Dallas Cowboys, for good reason, aren’t going to assume that this streak will continue into Sunday.
"We're not counting on Peyton Manning coming out and throwing us three picks,'' said inside linebacker Keith Brooking, per the Dallas Morning News. "We have to go out there and do our job and create those things, but we're not banking on that. We have to make that happen.''
Recent badness aside, Manning still has a 90.3 passer rating on the season and over 3,000 yards passing. Considering, Dallas believes that, insofar as game planning for the future Hall of Famer is concerned, nothing has really changed
"What he has done the last two weeks means nothing,'' Brooking said. "He's the best quarterback in this league. We know he's going to come out there on Sunday and be on top of his game.
"We're going to do everything in our power to eliminate the big plays and prevent him from making plays with his arm. We're going to get his best. We've got to be ready to stop that.''
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