Darrell Green had a Hall of Fame career with the Redskins, but no one will be happier to cheer for the Cowboys this season.
That’s because his son, wide receiver Jared Green, is on the Cowboys roster after spending last year on the Panthers practice squad.
So as natural as it would have been for the son to idolize an Art Monk or a Gary Clark growing up, it was a Michael Irvin poster on his wall instead.
“Every kid, I don’t care what anybody says, any kid in the ’90s saw that star and wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy,” Jared said, via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “I don’t care who you are or where you’re from, you wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy. . . .
“My dad was a player at that place, and we appreciated everything he did and what the organization allowed him to do, but after that it’s just a job Dad worked for 20 years. I’m a grown man, and my dad is supporting what I do and we’re all-in for the Dallas Cowboys.”
The younger Green apparently stood out in rookie minicamps, though the competition will increase when the veterans arrive for OTAs.
And if he can crack the roster, he’ll have a chance to see up close the uniform his father starred in.
But if his father shows up wearing a star, he said not to be surprised.
“Daddy doesn’t care what the color of the jersey is as long as my son’s name is on the back,” Darrell said.
Jared’s far from a lock to even win a roster spot, though he does have a good measure of his father’s speed. And if he can make that last, he has a chance to make for some interesting choices of jerseys at family reunions.