Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 7/3/13
Former Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Drew Pearson is very optimistic about the upcoming Cowboys season. The Ring of Honor member and three-time Pro Bowler predicted Tuesday that his former team will win 11 games in 2013. And Pearson didn't stop there. The Cowboys haven't reached the playoffs since 2009 and have only one postseason victory since 1996, but The Original 88 told Fitzsimmons and Durrett on 103.3 KESN-FM that the Cowboys will also reach the Super Bowl, where they'll face the Houston Texans. "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," Pearson said. "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." The Texans prediction doesn't seem too bold. Houston has reached the postseason each of the last two seasons and they set a franchise record with 12 wins in 2012. But the Cowboys? To go from consecutive 8-8 seasons to playing in the Super Bowl, it would certainly validate the Tony Romo contract extension and job security would be the farthest thing from Jason Garrett's mind. "It's time. They're due," Pearson said. "Everybody else has had a chance, let's get these guys their opportunity. I just think there are 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, the improvements there, I think the Cowboys have made the most upgrades with this football team as anybody in the NFC East. So I think they got a great shot. Keeping people healthy is going to be a big thing." Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota
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