There are plenty of reasons for opposing defenses to fear Peyton Manning.
Manning is 4-0 on the year with 16 touchdowns, 1,470 passing yards and no interceptions. He comes into the Week Five match-up with Dallas, and his AT&T Stadium debut, with a remarkably lofty 138.0 passer rating.
But Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher says there’s no fear in the Dallas locker room. Respect, sure. But not fear.
“Don’t think for one minute we’re scared,” Hatcher said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We ain’t scared of nobody. I don’t really care who it is. They’re going to make plays. Any team can make plays against you. We just have to play 60 minutes of football, very sound football against a great quarterback. We have respect for him, but at the end of the day, they got to have respect for us as well. We’re not a pushover team at all. We’re definitely ready to play.”
We should hope they are.
Last week against the league’s No. 2 rated passer, Philip Rivers, Dallas surrendered 401 yards and three touchdowns; Manning is the No. 1.
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