The Cowboys Ring of Honor is littered with star players and all-time greats but has been missing one prominent name for years: Jimmy Johnson.
Hall of Fame wide receiver Drew Pearson is one of the 22 former players recognized in the Dallas Cowboys’ Ring of Honor.
The all-time great Cowboys wideout is now calling out Jerry Jones to make a change and add former head coach Jimmy Johnson and several other players as figures who deserve their names on the list.
“Time for Jerry to put Jimmy in,” Pearson said, per the Dallas Morning News. “And [Ed] ‘Too Tall’ [Jones], Harvey Martin, Charlie Waters, John Niland. Look at their records. Come on.
They’re all big contributors to Dallas Cowboys football history, as are other guys. The thing about it is we wish there was a Ring of Honor committee where we can offer suggestions to Jerry. You don’t have to do what we say; just listen to us, who we think were contributors to our success coming through the ‘70s and ‘80s.”
Pearson was inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2011 and finally the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2020 after a long wait as a senior member.
Pearson was a wide receiver in Dallas for his entire 11-year career where he won a Super Bowl and was named first-team All-Pro three times.
“You give it your best, which I did, and you hope for the best,” Pearson told The Dallas Morning News. “That’s all you can do. So whatever happened happens … Do I think Jimmy should be in there? Of course he should be in there. And do I think Jimmy will eventually be in. Yes, I do.”