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 hop to make the playoffs. If they need to get rough and physical, that will be just what the doctor ordered.