Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 12/26/12

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 09: Brady Poppinga #50 of the Green Bay Packers hits Donovon McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles on September 9, 2007 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Eagles 16-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
At least one Dallas Cowboys player plans to bring the pain to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III in Sunday's NFC East showdown. "I think the one thing you have to do with him, especially when you have an option quarterback who's exposed, is you have to inflict him with pain," Cowboys linebacker Brady Poppinga told The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday. Poppinga wasn't merely trying to intimidate Griffin, the rookie sensation and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor. He was talking strategy in addition to doling out punishment. "Not that you're trying to knock they guy out or anything," Poppinga continued, "but you have to tackle him, and you have to hit him and you have to make it where the coach says, 'Look, we need to protect our guy a little more' and then they implement certain other kinds of running plays and things of that nature." Of course, as dual-threat quarterback Griffin, known by his initials RG III, has heard all this before. In his first season in...
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