Drew Pearson – Peerless! The story of the original #88

photo via-lonestarstruck.com

photo via-lonestarstruck.com

May 10, 2014 Louisville,KY

Peerless! The story of the original #88 

If you know the 1970 Dallas Cowboys, then you know who Drew Pearson is.   The original #88. He was the clutch wide receiver during that particular Cowboys era.  He was Roger Staubach’s go to man. When Roger needed a catch to be made, the ball went to Drew Pearson.  The hail-mary catch against the Minnesota Vikings is the perfect example of how clutch Pearson really was.  When the chips were down, and the clock was ticking, Pearson caught the ball in double coverage for the win.  He would be a hall of famer, if not for the tragic car crash that ended his career pre-maturely before the start of the 1984 season.  Drew helped the Cowboys reached 3 SuperBowl appearances during his tenure. He’s deserves to be in the Hall of Fame because of the clutch type player he was. He made #88 the iconic number it is for America’s Team today.  Before Michael Irvin, and Dez Bryant, there was the man with the Afro under his helmet, with skills beyond belief. The three-time all-pro, Mr. Drew Pearson.  The Cowboy without Peer.

Drew Pearson’s Career NFL Statistics
Receptions 489
Receiving yards 7,822
Touchdowns 48
Career highlights and awards
3× Pro Bowl selection (1974, 1976, 1977)
3× First-team All-Pro selection (1974, 1976, 1977)
1× Second-team All-Pro Selection (1975)
4× First team All-NFC selection (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977)
1× Second-team All-NFC selection (1978)
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team

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