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Drew Pearson should finally get his due when he is voted into the NFL Hall of Fame

The time should finally arrive for a Cowboys great who has been overlooked.

2018 NFL Draft Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Last year was supposed to be the year. A party was planned, a celebration was in order. It ended in profound sorrow. Drew Pearson didn’t make the NFL Hall of Fame, again. He was caught in a viral video expressing his immense sadness.

On Saturday, that mistake is expected to be rectified. Pearson is the lone candidate for the senior’s committee, and as such he is expected to, finally, make the NFL Hall of Fame. Still, Pearson is being cautious.

“I’m still nervous but I am not as hyped up as I was last time,” said Pearson, who flew to Tampa on Friday to be on hand for the unveiling of the Hall of Fame Class of 2021 at the site of Super Bowl LV. “I’m still just as excited. But I am being cautious. I am not taking anything for granted.”

There will be no party planned this time; the COVID pandemic took care of that. But the original Cowboys #88 is still going to be with his grandson in Tampa awaiting the announcement that is long overdue.

Pearson is the only offensive player on the 1970’s All-Decade Team that is not yet in the Hall.

His credentials:

Pearson was with the Cowboys from 1973-1983. He played in 156 games, catching 489 passes for 7,822 yards and 48 touchdowns. He appeared in the Super Bowl three times, winning Super Bowl XII in 1978.

Pearson has provided the Cowboys fan base with numerous great moments in his lifetime. Let’s just highlight a couple.

One, when he trolled the Eagles fans at the 2017 draft. You can watch that video here.

Two, relive the Hail Mary game. You can watch that video here,

An early congratulations to Drew Pearson on an honor well-deserved and long overdue.