Drew Pearson, Larry Allen and Charles Haley will be inducted into the Dallas Cowboys’ Ring of Honor, owner Jerry Jones said Friday afternoon.
The trio will be inducted on Nov. 6 when the Cowboys host Seattle.
The Ring of Honor will now have 18 players in it, plus Tom Landry and Tex Schramm. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is the sole decision-maker and hadn’t added anyone since Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin went in during the 2005 season.
Pearson is the originally No. 88 and is part of more memorable plays in Cowboys history than even Michael Irvin. Pearson is a big part of the lore of America’s team going back to the Hail Mary catch in the wildcard victory over the Vikings in 1975.
He signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent and caught 489 passes with 50 touchdowns. A three-time Pro Bowler, he was selected for the NFL All-Decade Team of the ‘70s.
Allen, a six-time All-Pro and 11-time Pro Bowler in his 14-year NFL career, is eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2013.
Haley, a defensive end, is the only player in NFL history to own five Super Bowl rings. He won two with the San Francisco 49ers before coming to Dallas in 1992 as, according to team owner Jerry Jones, the final piece of the Cowboys' Super Bowl puzzle.