DALLAS -- The Cowboys have not put players into their Ring of Honor since the Triplets – Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith – were inducted in 2005.
For years Drew Pearson has been considered the next one to go in.
“He’ll be in the Ring of Honor,” Roger Staubach said.
It was an emphatic statement by the Hall of Fame, Ring of Fame and Chairman of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV host committee.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has continued Tex Schramm’s view of the Ring of Honor, that it should be exclusive. Staubach did not wan to sound as if he was politicking for his former wide receiver.
Pearson is second in team history in catches (489), third in yards (7,822) and third in touchdowns (48) and won one Super Bowl.
“Drew Pearson is a Ring of Honor player if there ever was a Ring of Honor player and Jerry has told me that too,” Staubach said. “I’m hoping whenever we continue the Ring of Honor … that Drew will be right there. I would be surprised if he wasn’t. And Jerry feels really good about Drew Pearson. Now it’s up to Jerry but he has kind of said some good things recently. Yeah, Drew Pearson, his quality of player, it’s unbelievable what he did and what he meant to the Cowboys.”