A great Dallas Cowboys player was selected for the Professional Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Another, however, will continue to wait.
Former Cowboys security Cliff Harris and former receiver Drew Pearson were finalists for the Centennial Slate for the 2020 Hall of Fame class, but Harris was the only one of the two selected. In a video shared by the local WFAA television station, Pearson is seen waiting for the results of the class and then is visibly frustrated after they let him pass.
"This hurts," Pearson said in the video. “They broke my heart. They broke my heart. But they did it that way. They hung it up like this.
Pearson had invited friends and family to his home to see how the class presented on Wednesday morning on the NFL Network.
"What have I done wrong?" Pearson said, according to FOX 4 KDFW. “I played the game, I did everything right, I represented the Cowboys in every way possible and I never embarrassed or anything on behalf of the Dallas Cowboys. He played in seven championship games, captain. Get me out of the equation and see how many games they win. At least four are going to lose. "
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Like Harris, Pearson was included in the Cowboys Ring of Honor, and both were selected for the All-Decade team of the 1970s of the NFL. Pearson played 11 seasons, all with the Cowboys, from 1973-83 and totaled 489 catches for 7,822 yards with 48 touchdowns. He is the only receiver of the first team in the decade that is not in the Hall of Fame.
Harris, meanwhile, played with Dallas from 1970-79. He intercepted 29 passes and was also a key contributor in returning kicks and punts for the Cowboys.
Harris helped the Cowboys win Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII. Pearson was a vital member of the winning team of Super Bowl XII.
However, despite being snubbed, Pearson encouraged and showed excitement when Harris was selected.
Former Cowboys catcher Dez Bryant, who followed the tradition of the team's main objective with No. 88 as Pearson did, commented on Pearson's rebuff.
"What they did to Drew Pearson is not right … Original 88 … you deserve to be in the hall of fame, no yes and that's why … I feel how they are making you man …" Bryant wrote the Wednesday afternoon in a message posted on your verified Twitter account.
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