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Drew Pearson says Cowboys need to rough up RG3

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02:46 PM ET 12.27 | When the Dallas Cowboys take on the Washington Redskins Sunday night in Washington, everything will be on the line. The winner of the rivalry game will win the NFC East title and earn a berth in the postseason. In the first meeting between the two teams, rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III had his way with the Cowboys defense. If Dallas is to win the second meeting, they need to have a different strategy and a former player has offered one up. The original No. 88, Drew Pearson, offered up some advice for the Cowboys as they enter the pivotal match. "We need to let him know that it's not going to be that easy or we're not going to lay down for them and we're not intimidated by him," Pearson said. "The way you do that is you go out on that field and you knock him around. Even if it costs you a 15-yard penalty, and I'm only saying this if it's not a critical situation or anything. Sometimes you have to deliver that kind of blow and that kind of message to let him know it's going to be like this all day and not a walk in the park. We need to establish this with RG3and the Redskins as well." There is no secret that the Cowboys will need to contain the rookie Pro Bowl quarterback if they hope to make the playoffs.

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December 27, 2012  10:26 PM ET

And that's the way the game used to be played......Goodell's looking at his policy book trying to figure out how he can fine Drew Pearson...Ha, Ha...good luck on that Roger.

December 27, 2012  10:44 PM ET
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And that's the way the game used to be played......Goodell's looking at his policy book trying to figure out how he can fine Drew Pearson...Ha, Ha...good luck on that Roger.

Drew's sittin' on a nice safe couch, telling how they should hurt someone. Lost respect.

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December 27, 2012  10:57 PM ET

Have to agree with Pearson, play some smash mouth football !

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December 28, 2012  07:19 AM ET

Same way you slow down any QB. Hit em hard and hit em often.

If it works on Tom Brady it works on anyone.

December 28, 2012  07:21 AM ET

I'd say I'm against roughing the passer hits that cost your team 15-yards... but let's be honest, the NFL never calls that penalty consistently anyway.

December 28, 2012  07:30 AM ET
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Same way you slow down any QB. Hit em hard and hit em often.If it works on Tom Brady it works on anyone.

Tom's a little easier to catch up with than RGIII, but yeah the theory is still sound

December 28, 2012  07:33 AM ET

Isnt that how you play against any QB?

December 28, 2012  07:36 AM ET
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Isnt that how you play against any QB?

I believe it is the general idea, yes.

December 28, 2012  08:03 AM ET
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Tom's a little easier to catch up with than RGIII, but yeah the theory is still sound

Allegedly.

RGIII may be more elusive, but he ultimately takes more hits.

December 28, 2012  08:06 AM ET
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Allegedly.RGIII may be more elusive, but he ultimately takes more hits.

Obviously a qb who runs the ball takes more hits than a pocket passer. At the same time he is like a lot of RBs he is capable of delivering a hit on a DB himself. Cowboys are a bit thin in that department according to Otis so it could it could all get interesting this Sunday

December 28, 2012  08:39 AM ET
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Obviously a qb who runs the ball takes more hits than a pocket passer. At the same time he is like a lot of RBs he is capable of delivering a hit on a DB himself. Cowboys are a bit thin in that department according to Otis so it could it could all get interesting this Sunday

I like watching RGIII play...just get really nervous every time he runs it. If he starts trying to deliver a hit I just think of guys like LeRon Landry. You know, a safety that looks like a cut center.

December 28, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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I like watching RGIII play...just get really nervous every time he runs it. If he starts trying to deliver a hit I just think of guys like LeRon Landry. You know, a safety that looks like a cut center.

Always a risk, that's the problem of having a qb who is also a runner. Having said that Robert has certainly looked the part and has been pretty durable so far. To be honest I like his odds in the game this week.

December 28, 2012  08:56 AM ET

The scrambling QB is a novelty. They never last long. It gives a few of them time to learn how to read defenses but as a rule it doesn't work out in the long run. But you all know that already.

December 28, 2012  08:57 AM ET

While they're obviously not the team from last season, the Giants' front-four could barely get their hands on RGIII; even when they had him contained, he managed to loop / sprint his way to + yardage. I have a feeling that RGIII is gonna light up the Dallas defense with very little issue.

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December 28, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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While they're obviously not the team from last season, the Giants' front-four could barely get their hands on RGIII; even when they had him contained, he managed to loop / sprint his way to + yardage. I have a feeling that RGIII is gonna light up the Dallas defense with very little issue.

Jerra is gonna be pissed. Big changes in Big D coming if they lose this game!

December 28, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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Drew's sittin' on a nice safe couch, telling how they should hurt someone. Lost respect.

LOL, do you "ever" read the whole article??? Pearson didn't say to hurt RGIII, he said to rough him up a little!!!

 
December 28, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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Isnt that how you play against any QB?

It use to be years ago, but now the NFL protects the QB too much IMO!!!!!

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