Former Cowboys great Drew Pearson made a bold proclamation recently that’s sure to stir up some controversy.
During an appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM’s “Fitzsimmons and Durrett,” Pearson predicted that the Cowboys and Houston Texans would meet in this years Super Bowl.
“Here’s my prediction: The Cowboys will win the NFC, go to the Super Bowl and coming out of the AFC is going to be the Houston Texans,” Pearson said during an appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM’s “Fitzsimmons and Durrett” on Tuesday. “And 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. 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.
“And that’s only if Houston makes it.”
Pearson of course is going to catch flak for making a homer pick, and choosing a Cowboys team that has a total of 1 playoff win in the last 16 years.
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“It’s time, you know? It’s time. They’re due,” said Pearson, an All-1970s receiver who played in three Super Bowls and won one. “Everybody else has had a chance, let’s let these guys have their opportunity.
“I think they’ve had just 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 [with] the improvements there, I think the Cowboys have made the most upgrades with this team as anybody in the NFC East.
“So I think they have a great shot.”