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Cowboys will add three to Ring of Honor on Sunday

Pearson, Haley, Allen receive their due Brad Biggs

Print This November 05, 2011, 04:30 PM EST
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The Dallas Cowboys will honor three players Sunday during their game against the Seattle Seahawks, putting three more franchise favorites into the Ring of Honor.

Started by former team president Tex Schramm, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has continued to make it an exclusive club for only the best to play in the team’s history. On Sunday, wide receiver Drew Pearson will receive an overdue honor, and joining him with be perennial Pro Bowl guard Larry Allen and Pro Football Hall of Fame hopeful Charles Haley.

Pearson spent 11 seasons with the Cowboys and is most well known for hauling in a Hail Mary from Roger Staubach against the Minnesota Vikings in a 1975 playoff game. Haley, a finalist for the Hall of Fame the past two seasons, is the only player in NFL history to win five Super Bowl rings, three of them with the Cowboys. Allen was a six-time All Pro and an 11-time Pro Bowler.

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Pack & Cowboy Fan
Nov 05, 2011
07:30 PM


I love that Hail Mary play - no push off by Pearson, and something thrown into the play from the crowd.

Cowboy fan
Nov 06, 2011
06:42 AM

Hope Jerry & Rob were at Da LSU & Alabama game - New England"s B. Kraft was.

Bearmeat
Nov 06, 2011
10:46 AM

Pearson and Allen were lifetime Cowboys, but Haley was a rent-a-player. He doesn't need to be in the Cowboys most exclusive club.

Mr.Murder
Nov 06, 2011
12:01 PM

Drew Pearson had a style to his game, was tough for such a flashy player, and a better than average blocker, the games I recall him playing in. Huge part of making football the prime time sport it is today.

Haley was crucial because he made an impact pass rushing. The torch was passed from Harvey Martin, to Jim Jeffcoat, to Charles Haley. They always had someone to set the edge and assert his presence in the backfield. Helped that Haley came from the rival Niners to help renew the football culture and make them America's Team once again in the time he played there.

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