Former Dallas Cowboys’ receiver Drew Pearson thinks the current edition of the team has a good shot to make a playoff splash in 2010. However, he hopes the external expectations, which are comprised greatly of hopeful images of Dallas in a home Super Bowl next year, remain in check for the sake of the squad.
Pearson: Keep Dreams of At-Home Super Bowl in Check
DALLAS - JANUARY 24: Former Dallas Cowboy Drew Pearson attends the 2007 NHL All-Star Game at American Airlines Center on January 24, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Monday, Jun 28, 2010 Updated at 3:14 PM CDT
Speaking to the Dallas Morning News at the Reebok Heroes Charity Baseball game in Frisco this weekend, Pearson was highly complimentary of Wade Phillips’ team, adding that it reminds him of the squad with which he won a Super Bowls in 1977.
“On paper, they have a lot of the same qualities as the Super Bowl champion team I played for,” Pearson said. “They have a good offense and a good defense. The question is, will that be enough considering their competition. When you look at offensive and defensive weapons, there's no question that they have both, just like we did. We took advantage of the weapons we had, hopefully they can do the same.”
Pearson’s concerns are justified. According to ESPN brainiacs, Dallas has the third most difficult schedule in all of football. Still, the expectations are lofty and, at times according to the legendary receiver, unjustified.
“There's no question that it adds a lot more pressure,” Pearson said. “That can't be every players goal, though. They should strive to be the best in every game. To put extra pressure on the players by talking about a home Super Bowl is an injustice to them.”
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