Over Hall of Fame weekend in Canton, Cowboys’ owner and Jerry Jones told reporters that one player would be inducted to the franchise’s Ring of Honor this year. According to an unnamed source in contact with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, this player will be receiver Drew Pearson.
Pearson played for the Cowboys from 1973-1983, recording 489 catches for 7,822 yards and 48 touchdowns. Unanimously regarded as Roger Staubach’s go-to-option through the 1970s, Pearson won a Super Bowl with the team in 1977, and was named to the All-Decade team for the 1970s.
The team hasn’t inducted any new members to the Ring since the 2005 season, when the Triplets--Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin--entered together, during a game against the Washington Redskins. Pearson’s teammate and friend, Staubach was inducted way back in 1983, six years before Jones bought the team and replaced “Tex” Schramm--himself now a member of the Ring--as the one-man committee in charge of new inductions.
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