5 of the best undrafted free agents in Dallas Cowboys history
2. Drew Pearson, WR, 1973-1983
Drew Pearson is yet another Ring of Honor member who spent all of his NFL career with the Cowboys – 11 seasons to be exact. The Cowboys signed Pearson as a UDFA out of Tulsa.
Before Michael Irvin, Dez Bryant, and CeeDee Lamb donned No. 88, it belonged to Pearson. In that jersey, he collected 489 receptions for 7,822 yards to go with 48 touchdowns. The WR earned himself three Pro Bowl and three All-Pro nods, the first of which came in only his second year in the league.
He became a team leader very early on. After filling in for a hurt receiver, Pearson led the Cowboys with 62 catches for 1,087 yards in 1974. He would lead the category for both of those stats for the next four consecutive seasons.
The moment he is likely most known for is his 50-yard “Hail Mary” touchdown from Roger Staubach that helped Dallas beat the Minnesota Vikings in the final seconds of a 1975 divisional palyoff game.