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Former Cowboy Drew Pearson with the Lombardi trophy at Tiffany & Co. NorthPark.
On Monday, Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach told reported that there was a good deal of evidence to suggest that Drew Pearson would be the next player to have his named ascribed to the Ring of Honor at Cowboys Stadium. On Tuesday, Jerry Jones more or less quashed the idea, when he said the team had no plans to expand the ring to include Pearson.
"We have yet to address that," said Jones, per ESPN Dallas. "There is no decision there at all. Obviously, it’s always been a question of your Hall of Fame players that deserve a lot of consideration there. But there has been no plan, and right now there is no plan to have an inductee into the Ring of Honor this next season. There’s no plan."
Of course, Pearson is not yet a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but his track record, and what he meant to the great Cowboys teams of the 1970s, make him a good--if not obvious--candidate for the Ring of Honor: a three-time Pro Bowler, Three-time First Team All-Pro and a member of the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team, Pearson also won a Super Bowl with the team in 1978.
But Pearson has also has had a reportedly contentious history with Jones, the man who ultimately decides who gets their name etched on the ring. Whether such a grudge, if one really exists, could keep Pearson out for good seems doubtful--but whether he deserves the honor seems to us clear as a bell.
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