Roger Staubach remembers only one time he got mad at his favorite receiver. It was because, of all things, a celebration. It occurred after Drew Pearson's second touchdown against the New York Giants on Dec. 2, 1979. Pearson leaped into the air with the intention to toss the ball into the stands before thinking better of taking a $150 fine. After a moment of indecision, he awkwardly hit the ground, spraining his right knee.
Pearson actually scored a 44-yard touchdown his next snap despite limping on a post route, but he wasn't himself the rest of the season. He certainly wasn't himself when the Los Angeles Rams visited Texas Stadium for a playoff game a few weeks later and the Dallas Cowboys' comeback attempt fell short in what ended up being Staubach's final game. "To this day, I blame him for us not going to the Super Bowl in my last season," Staubach said. "That's how valuable he was." Of course, Staubach long ago forgave Pearson. In fact, the Hall of Fame quarterback was the driving force for Pearson getting a fitting, long overdue celebration for his career. Read More
One of the most emotional days of Drew Pearson's life wasn't without levity. "That must be President Obama," Pearson said jokingly when his cellphone rang. Just minutes earlier, Pearson had been reflecting on his reaction to hearing 12 words from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that trumped even a call from the White House: "You are going to be a member of the Ring of Honor." Pearson, 60, expressed gratitude upon hearing the news. "I'm blessed," he said. "When Jerry told me, I told him I waited a long time to hear those words." Twenty-eight years. "You think about it and you wonder how you are going to feel, but nothing compares to the feeling when you actually hear those words," Pearson said. "And for me, it was just a feeling of elation and satisfaction." In a news conference Friday at Cowboys Stadium, Jones also announced Pearson will be joined by two stalwarts from the Super Bowl era of the 1990s: Larry Allen and Charles Haley." Read More
Former Dallas Cowboys WR and NBC DFW Out of Bounds co-host Drew Pearson is taking on a new role -- that of general manager for the Indoor Football League's Allen Wrangers. "I'm happy to be the GM of the Allen Wranglers. This is an exciting time for us, because everything is new for us," Pearson said. While the team is new, the league is not. The IFL, started by two Texans in 2003, has grown from six teams to 22. "Indoor football is an exciting, affordable, competitive-type football game where you're very close to all the action." Click Here to Read More and Watch Drew at the Initial Press Conference