The Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio, is littered with Dallas Cowboys. Across several generations and dynasties, the Cowboys have 20 players, coaches, and front-office executives that made their primary contributions to the Dallas Cowboys. Even with a litany of members in the Hall of Fame, until last night, there had always been one name that was unjustly left out; Drew Pearson.
Pearson, who played for the Cowboys for 11 seasons from 1973 to 1983 was a three-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler. Pearson played in three Super Bowl games with the Cowboys and a part of the Super Bowl XII winning team that beat the Denver Broncos 27-10.
Pearson was an All-Decade selection to the 1970's team but was the only member of that team that hadn't been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
From 1930 through 2010, there had been 17 wide receivers selected NFL first-team all decade. Pearson was the only one without a bust in Canton. He'll now get his this August. A wrong has been righted. All 17 are now in.
It's an election that was a long-time coming and way past due. Pearson, the original “88,” set a standard and started a legacy that has carried on through fellow Hall of Fame member Michael Irvin, a recent star in Dez Bryant, and a star in the making in CeeDee Lamb.
Drew Pearson joins an illustrious 2021 class that features: Quarterback Peyton Manning, Wide Receiver Charles Johnson, Guard Alan Faneca, Safety John Lynch, Cornerback/Safety Charles Woodson, Coach Tom Flores, and Contributor Bill Nunn.
Watch Drew Pearson as he receives the news that he's headed to Canton!
After his 2020 heartbreak, Dallas Cowboys legend Drew Pearson is finally going to Canton for the @ProFootballHOF 🙌
From B/R x @Ford pic.twitter.com/rjGM3lwjWd
And don't ever forget the bomb Drew Pearson dropped at the NFL Draft several years ago!
Drew Pearson's very deserving resumé as a newfound HOF'er
– 3x All-Pro
– 1970s All-Decade team
– Super Bowl XII champion
– Cowboys Ring of Honor member
– the original Cowboys' No. 88
– caught the original Hail Mary
– made the best NFL draft selection speech in league history pic.twitter.com/Odzc18FB0D
— David Helman (@davidhelman_) February 7, 2021