Staubach-Pearson hails Romo-Austin

Memorable connection against Vikings sparks comparisons to current QB-WR combo

Updated: January 15, 2010, 4:36 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Miles Austin, who never claimed to be much of a football historian, smiled and shrugged his shoulders when asked what he knows about the original Hail Mary pass.

Does Roger Staubach to Drew Pearson ring a bell? Austin offered a sheepish grin and shook his head.

Well, it's probably the most famous play in the history of the Dallas Cowboys. Pearson streaked down the right side of the field to pull in a 50-yard touchdown pass from Staubach, delivering a playoff upset ...

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