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08:00 AM ET 09.14 | Though he did say he wasn't pinning Dallas' Week 1 loss entirely on Dez Bryant, Drew Pearson sure was hard on the wide receiver. Pearson, the former Cowboys receiver who famously wore the No. 88 that Bryant is currently sporting, was highly critical of the way the second-year standout finished the season opener. "You saw what happened in the fourth quarter," Pearson said on 103.3 FM's Ben and Skin show. "We had wide receivers that couldn't finish the game. Come on! Jeez! The first quarter was spectacular. Great job, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah. But now we need you in the fourth quarter and you can't even run?" ... Pearson added: "Let's not be so high on this guy who hasn't really done anything."

The Dallas Morning News

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September 14, 2011  08:03 AM ET

Right on Drew! You tell him.

September 14, 2011  08:09 AM ET

I wonder what Hollywood Henderson thinks of Keith Brookings' comments from the other day. Just go away. Far.

September 14, 2011  08:10 AM ET
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A lot of former stars ripping current players these days....

A lot of current players think they are entitled to something when they haven't done anything.

September 14, 2011  08:10 AM ET

They are saying what everyone was thinking.

September 14, 2011  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A lot of current players think they are entitled to something when they haven't done anything.

Well stated

September 14, 2011  08:25 AM ET

I'm still too pissed at the QB to concern myself with Dez right now.

September 14, 2011  08:33 AM ET
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It was poetically put the other day...Romo's great the first 55 minutes, it's the last 5 minutes you got to worry about

his career in a nutshell.

September 14, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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It was poetically put the other day...Romo's great the first 55 minutes, it's the last 5 minutes you got to worry about

He does well from September- November, yet his play diminishes in December.

September 14, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Don't be stupid. of course you are going to have conditioning problems with player's who had no real mini-camps. give them a few weeks.

September 14, 2011  08:41 AM ET
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He does well from September- November, yet his play diminishes in December.

his new wife might find that out as well. LOL!

September 14, 2011  08:43 AM ET
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Don't be stupid. of course you are going to have conditioning problems with player's who had no real mini-camps. give them a few weeks.

ahhh no slack. From what I heard he didn't participate with the other players when they were working out. he chose to go shopping at the mall with his pants down at his knees instead.

September 14, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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I'm still too pissed at the QB to concern myself with Dez right now.

Romo has got to go, yo! He's a cancer growing and spreading like Wildfire Tommy Rich. Yank him and put in Kitna, bet John gets us into the playoffs.

September 14, 2011  08:46 AM ET
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his new wife might find that out as well. LOL!

Mrs. Romo doesn't care how Tony performs on the field, she's set for life. Once a baby is born, her stock skyrockets to the moon.

September 14, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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Romo has got to go, yo! He's a cancer growing and spreading like Wildfire Tommy Rich. Yank him and put in Kitna, bet John gets us into the playoffs.

This team is not going to the playoffs so it would make more sense to put McGee in if they make any change and find out for sure if he is the future.

September 14, 2011  08:47 AM ET

I'm no big fan of Bryant, but busting the guy out for cramping up is pretty ridiculous after the way he played. It's not like Romo could throw to him effectively anyway.

September 14, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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I'm no big fan of Bryant, but busting the guy out for cramping up is pretty ridiculous after the way he played. It's not like Romo could throw to him effectively anyway.

The Miami D was cramping up Monday night. Summertime ain't no time to be playing football outdoors in Florida.

September 14, 2011  08:55 AM ET

Careful Drew! Comments like that could possible DELAY YOUR ENTRY INTO THE HOF! After all it's been Sportswriters and JJ who anointed Dez in the first place! Don't want to upset the natives with the TRUTH! You "EARNED" every accolade you got! Nowadays they just hand them out and "Hope" an athlete lives up to them over the course of a career! Oh, wait a minute, You're finally in the Ring Of Honor! I guess you're really on firmer footing now! Finally, About Dez - Let the Man earn His Place! only his second year! put away some of the adjectives for a year or two!

September 14, 2011  09:12 AM ET

Jeesh Drew, the kid was hurt and was trying to do his best...

Add to that Revis taking him from the 2nd quarter on...which is why Austin got his yards and catches too.

People need to friggin relax....

September 14, 2011  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I'm no big fan of Bryant, but busting the guy out for cramping up is pretty ridiculous after the way he played. It's not like Romo could throw to him effectively anyway.

Turns out it was a bruised Quad that he suffered from a hit in punt return duties. It was an injury. An injury suffered because your #1 receiver is fielding punts. A very stupid use of valuable resources. Does anyone remember how he fractured his leg last year? Yep, kick returns.

 
September 14, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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Jeesh Drew, the kid was hurt and was trying to do his best...Add to that Revis taking him from the 2nd quarter on...which is why Austin got his yards and catches too.People need to friggin relax....

Actually, Dez shouldn't of been on the field if he was hurting that much. All he was doing was hindering his team. Sometimes you have to know when you are hurting your team by playing hurt vs helping them.

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