Pearson’s quarterback Roger Staubach, who is already a member of the Ring, believes that Pearson did more than enough through his career in Dallas to earn immortalization via a nameplate on the ring around Cowboys Stadium. More than that, he believes Pearson will receive the honor soon.
"He'll be in the Ring of Honor,'' Staubach said, per the Dallas Morning News; when asked whether he’d been told as much, Staubach replied, “I've had real strong indications.
"I don't want to politic or anything, but Drew Pearson is a Ring of Honor player if there ever was a Ring of Honor player. Jerry has told me that, too. I'm hoping when they continue the Ring of Honor that Drew will be right there. I would be surprised if he wasn't.''
No player has been inducted to the Ring since Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Troy Aikman--the Triplets--were inducted as a trio in 2005. Though Staubach understands that the decision is Jerry Jones’ to make, he believes that Jones understands what the original no. 88 meant to the franchise and that, ultimately, Pearson is worthy of the honor.
"Jerry really feels good about Drew Pearson,” Staubach said. “Drew Pearson, his quality of play is unbelievable if you look at what he did and what he meant to the Cowboys.”
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