Drew Pearson Rips Dirk Nowitzki For Supporting Tony Romo

Man, that Drew Pearson is one opinionated individual. Just last month he was ripping Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, now he’s moved on to ripping people for not ripping Tony Romo. The former Dallas Cowboys great was appearing on KESN-FM’s Ben & Skin Show when he blasted Nowitzki for the Mavericks leader issuing a sympathetic tweet directed to the heavily-scrutinized Cowboys quarterback and fellow Dallas star athlete. If it wasn’t enough to overreact by taking Nowitzki to task over a harmless tweet, get a look at how he denigrated the game of basketball during his mini-rant (via Game On!):

Hey Dirk, this is football, this ain’t basketball. This is a real game where a lot of emotions play a lot more heavily into what you’re doing out there as a professional. I respect Dirk, there’s no question, and I know where he’s coming from because he has sustained the criticism and now the criticism has stopped because they won an NBA championship. So what he should be telling Tony is if you want to stop the criticism, quit making those kinds of mistakes and lead your team to a championship.

Interesting. Football is a “real game” that involves a player’s emotions playing into what’s going on in between the lines a lot more heavily. While most of what Pearson says has some validity, I am pretty sure most would agree that emotions play just a big of role in a player’s performance on the court as it does on the gridiron. If that wasn’t the case, Darko Milicic would be a perennial All-Star.

Not everyone is impressed that Nowitzki has Romo’s back [Game On!]

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  1. john

    October 4, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Hey drew dirk won his title, wheres tonys, romo will have the title for most chokes by qb.

  2. John

    October 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Basketball isn’t an emotional sport. SO stupid. I guess KG is a quiet guy

  3. Ron

    October 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Hey Drew, Quit Cheating and Pushing OFF in that NFC Championship game at Minnesota, U BIG CHEATER!!!!!

    • Weed Against Speed

      October 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm


    • Steve

      February 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      Hey Ron. Regarding that NFC playoff game in Minnesota (some 35+ years ago) when Drew (maybe) pushed off against the Viking defender, that is only one of millions of “judgment calls” the referees so happened to have missed. Even if the officials had MADE that particular call then (and flagged the Cowboys) per my memory, that was NOT the very last play of that game,, and, it was NOT a 4th Down play for Dallas. Who is to say the Cowboys would not have come back the very next play, and done a 50 yard Hail Mary (perhaps to the other receiver) that would have been successful?

  4. Bruce

    October 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Hey Drew (nominated best sports story spammer)..your opinion is pure media hype that unfortunately gets a chunk of that almighty advertising dollar.

  5. Geno

    October 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I do agree that its time for Dallas to part ways with Romo he just not what the Cowboys need under center maybe they should bottom out and get Andrew Luck. But Drew Pearson…dawg…C’Mon…seriously…dude you got away with a push off!!..you and that team don’t deserve to have that ring you cheater!!!..and C”MON MAN!!!…football is not the only emotional sport..hell ask Ron Artest!…LMAO!!!

  6. Crippled Shark

    October 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Drew has done way more as a Dallas Cowboy than Romo and as much as I dig Dirk and the Mav’s; what the heck do you expect Dirk to say? Dirk is defending his turf more man defending Romo. He is being a good citizen of which my man Drew seems to be lacking a tad bit. But one thing for sure, Drew has earned his right to have an opinion when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys. And that cannot be disputed……..

  7. Chad Combs

    October 5, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Drew is a motor mouth chump who want’s some air time!!!
    Drew would be a NOBODY in TODAY’S NFL!!!!!!!!!

    • Cabowaboman

      October 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      The ring is the thing! Drew has one, Romo don’t.

  8. Cabowaboman

    October 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I was a lifetime Cowboys fan and worked for the team as a towel boy in 1972. I saw Tony Romo “throw” a game against Pittsburgh in 2008 and have never rooted for the team ever since. It was so obvious that Romo “threw” the game, I know the owner, Jerry Jones, would have to know it, too. Since he keeps Romo, I won’t root for the Cowboys. P.S. Drew, I liked your father and sure was sad to hear when he passed. God bless, you and yours.

  9. ksryan

    October 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Drew….guess what??? No one wants your opinion anymore! Stop trying to keep yourself in the spotlight for that old folks vote into the HOF. It’s easy to criticize when you arent in the mix. You are trying to keep your name in the public eye. Your time is over. Classy move Dirk!

  10. OnceaCowboyunfortunatelyalwaysaCowboy

    October 5, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Drew is a stand-up individual with a heart for a team that provided him the opportunities in the past and present. Drew spoke at my high school football banquet in Harlingen, Texas and helped to establish alot of pride in the valley as well as encourage alot of young men to fight for their team. We as fans would like to choke Romo ourselves sometimes but it is the great time that keep us coming back for more. Romo has the potential but and has been put on a pedastool for most of his career based on his draft position or lack there of. How many teams would die for a QB like Romo? Yes he needs his chops busted by the coach and probably should be pulled, but for whom? Hey if the Jets had Romo, believe me they would be unstopable. Romo is ligit but sometimes a dimwit, he can still be considered a Top 10 QB. How many other Top 10 Qb’s in the league have won the SB. Not very many! So Romo may be a Marino, is that so bad? Look at Elway, who didn’t win until the end of his legacy. The SB prize is a gift and not solely based off the play of an individual or team but often time luck and change of focus. If you ask me Dallas should have been running during his meltdown. “Coach Landry, we need your help!”

    • matthew caldwell

      February 12, 2012 at 11:22 am

      this illustrates the fundamental problem with people who know nothing about football. romo is legit?????? in what way??? have you watched him play??? he is a loser, period. how many times does he have to meltdown in big games before you get it. he’s a top 10 QB?? really??? that means you go by regular season stats, which is not a way to evaluate anyone. he’s not a leader.

      your reply basically says, “so what if he isn’t good enough to win a championship, who cares”?? could you set the bar any lower???
      to even mention elway in the same reply as romo shows you have absolutley no knowledge of football. romo is a joke as a player and as a leader. everyone can see it, except the blind.

  11. OnceaCowboyunfortunatelyalwaysaCowboy

    October 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Seriously, I think the discrimination of play from a former player can often times spark a transition of better success. Drew you did have a “Dream Team” that encountered success and that it is what has kept us on the bandwagon for all these years. The key has always been managing the game by controlling your pieces that are able to control theirs. We have done this for a majority of our games and then self implode by poor management and play calling. Have you actually analyzed the receivor corp that he has been dealt with? Tony can take the heat but it takes the entire team along with a little luck to compete.

  12. sp

    October 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Why is Drew Pearson still getting media time in Dallas? He does nothing but put down the cowboys… The game has changed since he played.. He needs to stop and realize Bryant and Romo are better athlete’s than he was and have potential to be better football players than he was… It appears to be a sad case of jealousy…. Drew take a page from the greats Emmit, Troy, Darryl, etc. don’t put down the Cowboys dissect the games and help with a solution, because of the cowboys your famous, playing like you played in any other city would have went unnoticed. OR SIMPLY SHUT IT UP!

  13. OnceaCowboyunfortunatelyalwaysaCowboy

    October 5, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    It is common nature to express discontent for the lack of success in an arena that an individual may have experienced success in. Drew, your success came from the contribution of your team and the hand that was placed in front of you. If my memory serves me correct you were not even considered a “Super Star”. You only had 2 season of 1,000 yards or more and afeter your 7th year your production was limited to half of that or more for the rest of your career. In your greatest year in which you led the league in Rec. yards, you did not even rank in the top 10 for TD receptions. Where has your career production allowed you to comment on the success of your peers or predecessors? Wise up and be humble for your experience and success!

  14. david

    October 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    hey drew,
    being one of the first gay AMERICAN FOOTBALL players,
    you should be a lot more sensative to your COWBOY family.
    so please take your tutu and your worthless geriatric life , and go piecefully into the DEPENDS sunset

  15. Retired Chief

    October 5, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Drew Pearson is known for being a great player, but has never been known for being a great person. His problems are that his best days are behind him, and he can’t stand not being in the lime light anymore. Drew needs to learn that. And then he needs to learn to shut his trap.

  16. zak

    October 5, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    yep. nothing emotional about basketball

    • brenda hitt

      October 6, 2011 at 10:22 pm


  17. Howley

    October 5, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Drew Pearson plugged his radio show at a memorial for Tom Landry. Yes I’m sure life was great with Staubach throwing the ball and Dorsett running with it, not to mention a great defense giving you short fields all the time. No salary cap, no free agency, etc etc. Drew, your playing career is appreciated but it’s time to step out of the spotlight and go sell your hats now.

  18. arizonawingnut

    October 6, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Drew & Dirk are both exceptional players on championship teams. But playing in different era’s.

    For Dirk to stick up for Romo shows genuine team spirit for his home team (I wonder what he thinks about the Texans this year).

    For Drew to call out Dirk shows total lack of character. But to suggest that Romo pick it up a notch is certainly appropriate.

    Personally, I am not a Cowboys fan. But I do know that if they can ever get some consistency going and not play like somebody who is bi-polar and ran out of medication – they will at least win the division. It is theirs for the taking this year, and it’s not too late – just show up and play.

  19. Old Cowboy

    October 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Interesting point Drew makes, but that is too easy. Look back at Drews phenominal career and the line he had to protect Staubach. A Quaterback is only as good as his offensive line, especially today. Tony does make some poor decisions, but when the offensive line is clicking he does much better. Like I mentioned in another post, if you really feel it’s Tony, take him our, bench him, and see what happens.

  20. Drew's Daddy

    October 6, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Drew is always trying to insert himself into the news. Most people here in Dallas ignore his BS altogether.
    Don’t even pay attention to this diva!

  21. Roger

    October 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Look first of all Drew, much respect but if you’ve neveted played basketball if you never watched basketball, watch it, and if you have see it again. Michael Jordan, Magic, Dr. J, Wilt Chamberlin, Larry Bird, Isah Thomad, (i think you know where I’m getting at) all emotional hard nosed players that cried when they won a.championship. Think before you comment, and basketball is a contact.sport. There was no need to rip Dirk for making a good comment to Romo. What you should do if you care about.the.cowboys is stay quite, and cheer for the team you used to play with. Quit hating on the team you used to play for

  22. brenda hitt

    October 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Hey, Drew, didn’t your mother teach you the ‘Golden Rule’…if not, let me enlighten you….If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all. I realize Drew Pearson was an awesome player. I also realize he WASN’T alone on his superb Cowboys team….he was surrounded by another Pearson, a Dorsett, a Staubach, the list goes on. I’m not a Romo fan, but for crying out loud, Drew, NOW you’re criticizing another CHAMPIONSHIP STAR ATHLETE for being supportive of his ‘homeboy’??? Someone needs to quit letting that man have airtime. I have YET to hear him be supportive, upbeat and EXCITED about ANYTHING. If you are a REAL BONAFIDE COWBOY, then STEP UP and SUPPORT your team. Oh, wait, then someone else would be getting the spotlight. Never mind. Do what you do, Drew. You are rapidly losing fans who really loved your style of play.

  23. Britt

    October 7, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Only Dirk could do a nice thing, a classy thing and have it turned into drama by some has been named Drew. Dirk has always been a stand up guy, never says a bad thing about anyone. He has fans worldwide..I doubt this Drew guy can say the same.

    Ich liebe Dirk:)

  24. Beth

    February 12, 2012 at 10:29 am

    The Cowboys will win the Superbowl again. They are a good team and there is nothing wrong with Romo. Try to remember they are a team not just an individual. Tony has put up some amazing numbers but he is only as good or bad as the rest of the team. I am a huge Cowboy fan and I support the whole team. Tony has had good games and bad games but I still think he is a good quarterback. I support the team whether the win or lose but I definitely enjoy seeing them win more than lose.
    Drew Pearson sorry but if you want to bash people then I don’t feel you are a true fan anymore. Go look at all the teams out there. Nobody is perfect every game.

    • matthew caldwell

      February 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      dear beth. comment on things you know something about. the fact you think romo and the cowboys are good just proves how bad they really are.

  25. BIG D FAN

    February 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Sorry Drew nobody would even know who you are if not for ROGER STAUBACH

  26. BIG D FAN

    February 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    The problem in Dallas isnt Tony Romo. It is the pitiful thing they call a secondary and the main culprit is Terence Newman

  27. BIG D FAN

    February 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Hey Matt so you dont like the COWBOYS why are you ripping Beth because she does

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