Despite the notable facts that (a) the Dallas Cowboys are coming off two consecutive 8-8 seasons and (b) that Jason Garrett has never made the playoffs in his two seasons as a head coach, legendary receiver and Ring of Honor member Drew Pearson believes his old team might be primed for a Super Bowl run in 2013.
What’s more, Pearson believes they’ll be facing that team from Houston when they get there.
“It’s going to be an all-Texas Super Bowl in New Jersey, in the winter, in the cold weather, in the snow and all that,” Pearson told “Fitzsimmons and Durrett” on ESPN Radio 103.3-FM this week, via the Dallas Morning News. “Two dome teams, haven’t played in the cold weather all season, and now they’re going up to Jersey and play in the cold weather.”
Of course, unlike the Cowboys, the Texans have been on the rise over the past couple years. But Pearson seems to be of the opinion that the difference between 8-8 and a Super Bowl run is just a few well-placed pieces--pieces that Dallas has put in place this offseason.
“It’s time. They’re due,” Pearson said. “Everybody else has had a chance, let’s get these guys their opportunity. I just think there are a few missing pieces on offense. Get a running game going, keep people healthy there, improvement in the offensive line. Romo passed for over 4,900 yards last season. It’s just a matter of getting that ball in the end zone.
“I just think they have what it takes on offense, and then defensively, the improvements there, I think the Cowboys have made the most upgrades with this football team as anybody in the NFC East. So I think they got a great shot. Keeping people healthy is going to be a big thing.”
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