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The year 1973 was not a great one in Dallas Cowboys history, but it is notable for a few reasons.
It was the last time that the old guard from the late 1960s reached the playoffs. That team still featured the likes of Bob Lilly, Bob Hayes, Walt Garrison, Calvin Hill, and Cornell Green.
Some new blood had arrived at that point, most notably in the form of rookie wide receiver Drew Pearson and rookie tight end Billy Joe DuPree.
Dallas entered the final game of the season with a 9-4 record. The Cowboys had defeated Washington in week 13, and win over the Cardinals in week 14 would give Dallas the NFC East title.
Here is a video from that game:
Pearson had a huge game with 140 yards and two touchdown reception. It marked the first time he had gained more than 100 receiving yards.
Dallas moved on to defeat the Rams in the NFC playoffs before losing to Minnesota in the NFC Championship Game.
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