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Drew Pearson is not much of a Dez Bryant fan

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New Cowboys Ring of Honor addition Drew Pearson wore No. 88 in Dallas, just like Dez Bryant does now.  It’s safe to say Pearson thinks Bryant has a lot of work to do before he can live up to Pearson’s legacy.

“You saw what happened in the fourth quarter. We had wide receivers that couldn’t finish the game. Come on! Jeez!” Pearson said on 103.3 FM Monday via the Dallas Morning News.

We noted Sunday night that Bryant has to prove he’s durable enough and well conditioned enough to hold up for an entire game, much less a season.

“The first quarter was spectacular. Great job, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah,” Pearson said. “But now we need you in the fourth quarter and you can’t even run? You catch three passes in the first quarter and then you get targeted five times after that and you don’t make any catches? . . . Let’s not be so high on this guy who hasn’t really done anything. He missed four games last season, he comes in this game and he can’t finish it out.”

It’s a fair point to make and Bryant’s next hill to climb. Pearson also thinks Bryant lacks professionalism in his routes.

“Dez’s first move was a jump, a hop-step. What is that?” Pearson asked. “That’s one second gone from the pass route. I mean, what is that? Come on. . . . Yeah, he’s raw. He’s a monster. That’s what monsters do, I guess. You see that in high school kids running routes like that.”

Yikes. It’s almost as if Bryant owes Pearson money.

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  1. notrelated says: Sep 13, 2011 10:51 AM

    “Dez’s first move was a jump, a hop-step. What is that?” Bryant asked.

    Uh, you mean Pearson asked? Man, you guys are awful.

  2. chizzle20 says: Sep 13, 2011 10:51 AM

    Drew, I’d be more worried about your team’s QB **cough cough** choking AGAIN!

  3. urfinished says: Sep 13, 2011 10:51 AM

    I used to walk to school in the snow uphill both ways!
    But seriously, he has a point. Great potential…needs more consistency.

  4. choisbois says: Sep 13, 2011 10:51 AM

    Who is Drew Pearson?

  5. waxthat says: Sep 13, 2011 10:53 AM

    Pearson will be eating crow by week 5. Dez will be fine. He tried playing hurt and cramping, so he’s saying Revis sucks too?.. b/c he couldnt finish out the game? C’mon Drew, youre better than that. are you?

  6. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Sep 13, 2011 10:54 AM

    Another jealous has-been… Stick to pushing off Viking defenders and cheating your way to victory…

  7. omegaichiban says: Sep 13, 2011 10:55 AM

    Expected much more from Pearson, see if you can help the young man instead of tearing him down. Or are you just mad that ocho-ocho isn’t retired??
    If Romo had a clue, i.e. two hands on the ball when you’re about to get hit, or if Revis island is looking in your eyes and your looking in his, do NOT throw the rock. This would not be as big an issue. We get it Dez is immature, he was also hurt. Coach wonderboy…sit him on the bench.

  8. kvisions says: Sep 13, 2011 10:56 AM

    100% OnPoint !!!
    Dez Bryant is Dummy! . . . with more physical god-given talent than Jerry Rice ever had! . . . . . . . . IT’S JUST TOO BAD HE PROBABLY WILL NEVER EVEN AMOUNT TO 1/2 OF THE WIDE RECEIVER JERRY WAS!!!

  9. polegojim says: Sep 13, 2011 10:56 AM

    The Cowboys deserve every bit of criticism coming. Their lost poise was not only on Romo, it was across the board. Pearson was a gamer. Dez doesn’t appear to be, but I didn’t see how he got hurt.

    Flash back to Jimmy Johnson’s departure… Jerry – you stepped in it then… you’ve kept stepping in it ever since. Outside Parcels, you’ve created a welfare Head Coaching position.

    It’s painful, because the league is better when the Cowboys are good. They’re just not, no matter how much preseason hype is generated on a perenial basis.

    Let’s go LIONS and PATRIOTS.

  10. r8rsfan says: Sep 13, 2011 11:02 AM

    Pearson has a point I suppose, but he comes across like a jealous ex-girlfriend.

  11. chc4 says: Sep 13, 2011 11:04 AM

    Bryant will flame out b/c he’s not a professional. Great talent, 10 cent head.

  12. cakemixa says: Sep 13, 2011 11:06 AM

    Stop the entitled former Cowboy on entitled current Cowboy violence!

  13. halfie6 says: Sep 13, 2011 11:18 AM

    That picture makes me want to see Tim Meadows star in “The Drew Pearson Story”.

  14. docredskin says: Sep 13, 2011 11:22 AM

    Elsewhere, Michael Irvin was smoking crack with a prositute.

  15. 1017flightboyz says: Sep 13, 2011 11:27 AM

    and yea that hopstop BS against revis.. really? it looked to me like he was desperate and tried every/anything to get seperation.. star receivers average 30 yards a game on revis after that 26 yard catch it was over for Dez..

  16. solomon151 says: Sep 13, 2011 11:27 AM

    polegojim says:
    Sep 13, 2011 10:56 AM
    The Cowboys deserve every bit of criticism coming. Their lost poise was not only on Romo, it was across the board. Pearson was a gamer. Dez doesn’t appear to be, but I didn’t see how he got hurt.

    Flash back to Jimmy Johnson’s departure… Jerry – you stepped in it then… you’ve kept stepping in it ever since. Outside Parcels, you’ve created a welfare Head Coaching position.

    It’s painful, because the league is better when the Cowboys are good. They’re just not, no matter how much preseason hype is generated on a perenial basis.

    Let’s go LIONS and PATRIOTS.

    Maybe if you had watched the game you would have seen he got hurt on that punt return, The only thing that you said that was right was that the team broke down as a whole, Pearson was great in his day, But his day is long gone, Like another reader said trying helping the kid. What preseason hype, All the hype I heard was about the eagles and the Pat’s, Which I notice is one of your teams. Real Football Fans only have one team. I hope the Lions do well this year, but in three weeks they will have a ass whipping coming their way.

    kvisions says:
    Sep 13, 2011 10:56 AM
    100% OnPoint !!!

    How can you call this kid a dummy, This is his second year in the league, I dont know what you expected from him knowing he didnt get to play his last year of football in college. That was learning time missed. But I see that you all are a bunch of band wagon Haters, One person says they dont like somebody and you all follow, This was just week one, I’ll see who’s taking in January

  17. fwippel says: Sep 13, 2011 11:38 AM

    Pearson is right. Bryant should have pushed the defender and subtly knocked him to ground so he could catch his passes, just like Pearson did to Nate Wright on that Hail-Mary pass.

    Maybe Drew could offer lessons to Dez on how to do this and get away with it.

  18. bobhk says: Sep 13, 2011 11:48 AM

    100% OnPoint !!!
    Dez Bryant is Dummy! . . . with more physical god-given talent than Jerry Rice ever had! . . . . . . . . IT’S JUST TOO BAD HE PROBABLY WILL NEVER EVEN AMOUNT TO 1/2 OF THE WIDE RECEIVER JERRY WAS!!!

    Suddenly dez has more physical talent than rice ever had??
    Just because rice had a great work ethic does not mean he was short on talent. There was a reason he was drafted 16 th overall. Even the cowboys had wanted to select him before niners moved up to get him.

  19. duncanthecat says: Sep 13, 2011 11:51 AM

    Well said. And also note the weak effort to tackle Revis after the interception.

    That was an additional 8-10 yards. The Jets offense was stopped cold and if not for those yards the field goal attempt may not have happened.

    Got to play with heart.

  20. itsmammoth says: Sep 13, 2011 11:55 AM

    Well, I don’t know about you guys… but I’ve never really seen anyone get at Revis like Dez did in Week 1. Usually Revis will just shut you down entirely, but it seemed as though Dez had a chance every time they threw at him. Good out look for the rest of the season if you ask me…

  21. cowboyfan45 says: Sep 13, 2011 12:00 PM

    Pearson is 100% correct, Bryant doesn’t run great routes, he doesn’t line up in the right position as seen on the first drive in the redzone and certainly doesn’t know how to save his money since it’s already reported he’s 1 million in debt.. The kid isn’t exactly the smartest guy out there and has alot of growing up to do but alot of cowboy fans always do, they ignore these things and just make excuses for his inability to stay healthy or not knowing where to lineup….it’s always someone elses problem, sounds like T.O

  22. 13forgbp says: Sep 13, 2011 12:55 PM

    don’t rip on baby gregg for his awful writing or you will be deleted.

  23. fastspecv says: Sep 13, 2011 1:15 PM

    It’s amazing seeing the amount of Cowboy hate on these boards! Dez was cramping up, had a bruised thigh, and had to go back to the locker room to get an I.V. but I’m sure he was ok because everybody who is 100% needs an I.V. during a game :rolleyes: The issue is the Cowboys need to keep Dez as a WR and a WR only. Get someone else to return punts/kicks!

  24. rubbernilly says: Sep 13, 2011 1:16 PM

    A lot of people are piling on Dez for a lot of different things. Maybe it’s justified… and maybe they’ll be proven right in the long run. For now, I want to focus on what the article was talking about… specifically this:

    “Dez’s first move was a jump, a hop-step. What is that?” Pearson asked. “That’s one second gone from the pass route. I mean, what is that? Come on. . . .”

    I saw that during the game and I kept wondering what the hell was going on. That’s bush-league stuff that the WR coach should be drilling out of his #1B receiver. Maybe it was just because of the injury; maybe it will be better next week. But that is a sign of someone living on his raw physical abilities rather than putting in the time to get better on the fundamentals. When those raw physical talents are fading… at the end of his career (which would come much sooner) or, let’s say, after he gets hurt on a punt return and doesn’t have quite the same burst… he could go to clean route running, efficient releases from the line, and proper body position.

    I’m surprised that Revis, who is as physical a corner as there is in the NFL, didn’t take more advantage of that hop step. As soon as Bryant leaves his feet and raises his center of gravity, just jam him in the chest. I can only think that Bryant is that much bigger and stronger than Revis, and/or that Revis was also hurt by cramping. Most likely, though, Revis was baiting Bryant and Romo… letting that “High School Baller” move go for most of the game until he could jump one of those less-effective routes.

    Like I said, maybe this will be cleared up if/when Bryant is completely healthy (I hope so since he’s on my fantasy team), but it isn’t a good indicator of where Bryant is in his development as a complete WR.

  25. solomon151 says: Sep 13, 2011 1:21 PM

    cowboyfan45 says:
    Sep 13, 2011 12:00 PM
    Pearson is 100% correct, Bryant doesn’t run great routes, he doesn’t line up in the right position as seen on the first drive in the redzone and certainly doesn’t know how to save his money since it’s already reported he’s 1 million in debt.. The kid isn’t exactly the smartest guy out there and has alot of growing up to do but alot of cowboy fans always do, they ignore these things and just make excuses for his inability to stay healthy or not knowing where to lineup….it’s always someone elses problem, sounds like T.O

    Making excuses, It seems like you all just wait for something to happen just so you all can pile on Dallas. I mean damn JG is a first year coach that didnt get to have an offseason program to fully teach his system, where Dez could have learned, Thats not an excuse thats a fact. Ignore what, That this kid still has growing up to do, WOW, What a news flash, He’s Still A Kid!!! And you show me a 20 yr old that is responsable with money. Hell, I’m 35 and I’m still bad with money. But maybe you have all of your bills paid up and dont owe anyone anything, But you my friend may be that rare case. You all need to get off of your high horse and stop being haters. Didnt some teams that was picked to be the top of the NFL get whipped this weekend. Saint’s, Steelers, Atl, and KC. Let’s talk about that, Thats a bigger story. Not Drew Pearson, with all due respect hasnt laced up a pair of cleats since God knows when. Dallas as a team let that game slip away.

  26. pb420 says: Sep 13, 2011 1:39 PM

    Pearson has a legit point for sure, but I think Dez Bryant only gets better through the season. Can’t fault him for being hungry and trying to stay in, but now he knows to maybe sit it out next time. You could def see the difference in his routes, barely any separation, like he was dragging a sled behind him.

  27. solomon151 says: Sep 13, 2011 1:56 PM

    docredskin says:
    Sep 13, 2011 11:22 AM
    Elsewhere, Michael Irvin was smoking crack with a prositute.

    ————————————————–
    Did you see him out there with Dexter Manley!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  28. jackfnburton says: Sep 13, 2011 2:04 PM

    “Yikes. It’s almost as if Bryant owes Pearson money.”

    Why not? He owes everyone else.

    He also can’t rock the man-fro anywhere near as well as Pearson. I hear Drew needed a helmet for his helmet, back in the day.

  29. kevinfromphilly says: Sep 13, 2011 2:18 PM

    Day two of the Melonhead watch continues. No comment on the monumental gag yet, Mehe?

  30. truecowboyfan says: Sep 13, 2011 2:20 PM

    I love Dez Bryant…. But I always loved Drew Pearson and value his opinion… this is something I will keep an eye on hoping Dez comes out shining in 4th quarters.

  31. kevinfromphilly says: Sep 13, 2011 2:22 PM

    halfie6 says:
    Sep 13, 2011 11:18 AM
    That picture makes me want to see Tim Meadows star in “The Drew Pearson Story”.

    Really? The first thing it made me think of was that he needs a white stratocaster and playing “Foxy Lady”.

  32. favreforever says: Sep 13, 2011 2:25 PM

    Bryant shouldn’t have been on the field in the second half. He was gassed and hurting the team. Lots of people share the blame for that.

  33. fastspecv says: Sep 13, 2011 2:29 PM

    The defending AFC Champions got blasted this past weekend yet all that’s on here is what a former Cowboy is saying about a current Cowboy. Where’s the former Steelers saying how embarrassing a game it was? Christ the Cowboys have one playoff win since 1996 yet the way people talk about them you would think we are IN 1996 with all the smack that gets talked about them as if they’re the Super Bowl favorites or something. There are another 31 teams in the league. So instead of wasting space talking about stupid crap like this why don’t you give some love to the other teams!

  34. highoctane1 says: Sep 13, 2011 2:54 PM

    Dez can learn something from the men who used to wear 88 in Dallas. Say what you will about Irvin, but no one on those Superbowl teams practiced or prepared harder than he did. That is why he is in the HoF. Dez has enough natural talent to go a long way in the league, but only if he goes all-in and focuses on being an elite player.

  35. cowboysblowgoats says: Sep 13, 2011 3:25 PM

    “Yikes. It’s almost as if Bryant owes Pearson money.”

    Might as well, he owes everyone else money.

  36. solomon151 says: Sep 13, 2011 5:26 PM

    “Yikes. It’s almost as if Bryant owes Pearson money.”

    Might as well, he owes everyone else money.

     0 0 

    How many people do you owe??? The difference is he will pay his off, but as for you not so much?!?! Lmao at dem haters!!!!!!!!

  37. novasive says: Sep 13, 2011 5:58 PM

    u can’t even compare this idiot with jerry rice, rice is all world pro. u all shouldn’t even have rice and this guy in same sentence…T.O. is a million time better than this guy can ever be. miles austin is better player has more heart than this punk.

  38. axespray says: Sep 13, 2011 6:00 PM

    docredskin says:Sep 13, 2011 11:22 AM
    “Elsewhere, Michael Irvin was smoking crack with a prositute.”

    That’s a negative?

    by the way, “Ka-wha! he shoved our guy during a hail mary pass!”

    quit crying, it’s football.

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