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Michael Irvin proud as reality show winner readies for his call

As one of the 17 people alive that actually watched Michael Irvin’s reality show Fourth and Long, last year I never imagined the winner of the show would actually made an impact with a Cowboys.

Wide receiver Jesse Holley has spent the last season and four games on the team’s practice squad, and it looks like he’s getting his call up to the big team.

DallasCowboys.com and ESPNDallas.com both say Holley is expected to be signed to the active roster this week, largely for his special teams skills.

“He’s a hard working guy,” Irvin told Calvin Watkins. “Even doing the show, we had guys
who did well, but when I was trying to find the right guy, [who] fit
the situation, not physically gifted, but fit a situation. The way he
practices is always good. That’s how he’s earned coach [Wade] Phillips’
respect.”

It looks like the Cowboys will have Holley active Sunday in hopes of improving their kick coverage.

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23 Responses to “Michael Irvin proud as reality show winner readies for his call”
  1. TomBrady'sHairStylist says: Oct 13, 2010 7:01 PM

    i watched it…

  2. moolah954 says: Oct 13, 2010 7:02 PM

    thats a awesome story and who ever has a dream of playin ball that goes to show you dont give up hope…try hard and dont let anybody tell you no

  3. halestorm74 says: Oct 13, 2010 7:15 PM

    Just because he returned a punt on the Vikings last year in pre season

  4. TheSleepness says: Oct 13, 2010 7:16 PM

    real cool…how long before this board is spammed with digs @ irvin, jerry jones, wade phillips, florio, florio’s son, the cowboys and the jets.

  5. scooterdd says: Oct 13, 2010 7:17 PM

    I watched every episode of Fourth and Long and have been a Jesse Holley fan ever since. Last season he had that great punt return for TD in the final pre-season game that probably sealed the deal for his practice squad stint. This year in preseason he was pretty tough in special teams coverage too. Looking forward to seeing him out there.

  6. Fez says: Oct 13, 2010 7:22 PM

    I watched every episode as well. I’d love to see it come back. Sure it was cheesy and some of the competition felt stilted but it was clear that most of the contestants were really chasing a dream. Irvin has a certain charm despite his gigantic ego.

  7. Chiefs2010 says: Oct 13, 2010 7:28 PM

    break a leg, kid..
    If Michael Irvin wasn’t a football player he’d be in Levinworth not Canton.

  8. lurch's nyquil says: Oct 13, 2010 7:37 PM

    yawn….

  9. 90ragtop says: Oct 13, 2010 7:40 PM

    “how long before this board is spammed with digs @ irvin, jerry jones, wade phillips, florio, florio’s son, the cowboys and the jets.”
    ************************
    Nah. Too easy. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

  10. TheGreatChambella says: Oct 13, 2010 7:41 PM

    Never heard of the show but congrats and good luck to this kid.

  11. gurnblanston says: Oct 13, 2010 7:44 PM

    Clearly, Michael Irvin should be promoted immediately to a Parcells-type head coach/GM position with the Cowboys. Just with this one guy he has proven more qualified than the guys who occupy the GM and head coach positions now.
    And, yes, I said promoted, because Irvin has been working for the Cowboys the whole time on the NFL Network or ESPN or Westwood One or whatever. The next time he tells the truth about the Cowboys during one of his paid appearances on national media will be the first time.
    Last Sunday there was a small crack in the Cowboy PR operation on the NFL Network when Deion actually called out the Cowboys as overrated. Irvin, with acute awareness of his duty to his overlord, would not go along. I guess because it was a small crack, not a crack rock. Hail!

  12. andyprough says: Oct 13, 2010 7:44 PM

    Someone should make a movie about this. Mark Wahlberg could play Holley, and Greg Kinnear could play Wade Phillips. They could call it “Invincible”. It would be a huge hit.

  13. Money Mike says: Oct 13, 2010 7:45 PM

    I watched it too.

  14. ScottyFargo says: Oct 13, 2010 7:50 PM

    What reality show was Irvin on? “How to Sniff Coke and be a d-Bag” Yeah, he wins that one easy, LOL!
    SKOL VIKINGS!

  15. simple_simon1 says: Oct 13, 2010 8:10 PM

    Good job kid.
    So, looks more and more like my prediction of Roy Williams being let go by the weekend could be closer to being reality.

  16. funi says: Oct 13, 2010 8:17 PM

    Did Holley smoke some crack with Irvin?

  17. ispysomething7 says: Oct 13, 2010 8:43 PM

    Holley sold him the crack rock…….Holley is his dealer.

  18. tooz56 says: Oct 13, 2010 9:01 PM

    I also watched every episode and thought it was a very entertaining show. The one that sticks out in my mind is when they tried to make one of the guys cut himself with all the running drills…and NO ONE QUIT ! I hope they bring back the show next season

  19. HateSycophants says: Oct 13, 2010 9:03 PM

    Proofread your work. Just a total lack of respect for the reader.
    Pathetic.

  20. tinopuno says: Oct 13, 2010 9:11 PM

    ‘Irvin, jerry jones, wade phillips, florio, florio’s son, the cowboys and the jets’ are all poopy heads.
    Happy now?

  21. Pervy xx says: Oct 13, 2010 9:15 PM

    ScottyFargo….will you be my friend? LOL

  22. Horizon 222 says: Oct 13, 2010 9:30 PM

    I loved fourth and long wonderful show if you really love football

  23. FumbleNuts says: Oct 14, 2010 12:17 AM

    “It looks like the Cowboys will have Holley active Sunday in hopes of improving their kick coverage.”
    Let him play at WR for a few plays to see what he can do?!

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