Pearson must receive at least 80 percent of the vote from the 48-member selection committee in order to gain entrance into the hall next August. The vote will take place on Feb. 6.
Pearson was snubbed by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, yet again, back in January.
Another former receiver, Harold Carmichael, was selected into the hall despite being a member of the 1970's All-Decade Second Team. Pearson, on the other hand, is the only member of the NFL 1970’s All-Decade First Team who is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
After the vote, Pearson said he heard he had "a good presence in the room" among HOF voters, but added, "the vote might have been splintered.
"Being a former Dallas Cowboy - that's the cake," Person continued, and that getting into the HOF would have been the icing on the cake.