Michael Irvin walks back his comments about Tom Brady going to Cowboys

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Michael Irvin, the Cowboys Hall of Fame wide receiver turned NFL Network broadcaster, made some headlines on Friday when he said on Boston radio station WEEI that “some very significant people” told him the Cowboys may pursue Tom Brady in free agency.

A day later, Irvin tried to calm the storm those comments created.

Irvin wrote on Twitter that the “very significant people” who told him about the Cowboys’ interest on Brady did not include Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones, or anyone else associated with the team.

“I never said Jerry or anyone in the organization said this to me. It was NOT anyone with the Dallas Cowboys,” Irvin wrote.

The idea behind the Cowboys going after Brady would be that they would first put the franchise tag on Dak Prescott, and then either trade him or let some other team sign him to an offer sheet that the Cowboys wouldn’t match. Then the Cowboys would go after Brady.

It’s farfetched, and it seems likely that the “significant people” Irvin talked to were merely spitballing, not describing a move that’s actually going to happen.

59 responses to “Michael Irvin walks back his comments about Tom Brady going to Cowboys

  1. Sounds like a great deal. Dak deserves the Patriot fan base. Would be so funny to see to such a bandwagon fan base

  2. If Brady had to leave, it should be for a team that can win now and have the same or similar offensive system as the Pats.
    McCarthy runs a pure WCO, doubt Brady wants to spend a year learning a new system at this stage of his career.
    The best for him, is to stay with the Pats or worst – go to the Dolphins and stick it to the Pats

  3. Jordan says:
    February 9, 2020 at 12:08 pm
    Sounds like a great deal. Dak deserves the Patriot fan base. Would be so funny to see to such a bandwagon fan base

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    Yes, the greatest sports city in the world somehow houses bandwagon fans, too. lol

  4. Well, the Cowboys are not going to win a Super Bowl with Dak, unless their defense morphs into the ’85 Bears, or the Ravens of 2000, so why not go after Brady for his last two seasons in the NFL?

  5. If ya can’t afford Dak, you cannot afford Brady.

    There are very few teams that present an as good of an opportunity as what NE provides Brady right now.

    The Raiders can pay more and they’d be the closest thing to the money and talent level being relatively attractive. The Chargers are the other.

    Dallas has a very weak WR group with Cooper needing a new deal as well as a fa. Simply does not make sense for Brady especially with him wanting a lot of weapons to throw to.

  6. That would actually be a brilliant move. What has Dak done to show he’s any good? Beat Washington every year? Not make the playoffs in arguably the worst division in the NFC in 2019? That screams $40m a year to me!

  7. Cowboys organization told him to walk back his comments so daks ego doesn’t take too big of a hit.

  8. Who would sign Dak while on a F tag and give Dallas 2 #1s? That would be brilliant, if it were at all feasible but no way anyone gives picks and overpays the blah QB. The value in Prescott was already used up by the Cowboys these last 4 years.

  9. The longer things play out, it becomes more and more asinine that people try to compare every short or 3rd round and on QB to Russell Wilson…..but wow did he pave the way for a lot of guys behind him-

  10. tylawspick6 says:
    February 9, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    “Dallas has a very weak WR group with Cooper needing a new deal as well as a fa. Simply does not make sense for Brady especially with him wanting a lot of weapons to throw to.”
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    And who are the elite receivers in NE now?

  11. Brady to Dallas, Niners, Miami, Vegas, Giants or Jets (move to CT), Tennessee, Chargers, Colts, stay with Pats, and how many others have I missed?

    The rumor mills are working overtime. Luckily there are only so many teams left…

  12. Dallas makes sense for Brady – There is a great offensive line and running game. He would have cooper/gallup and they could add a piece or two.
    Do not see Brady going to a competitive division like the AFC West – but the NFC East – it would be an easier path to the playoffs the next few years.

    Jerry will end up paying Dak but he shouldn’t. Dak is not going to win big games and his contract will kill the team

  13. He’s in the HOF so It must be true LOL. Could be the TBI from substance abuse. Could be true. Who knows? Brady needs to stay in NE so he can go down with his ship. Go Bills

  14. Michael Irvin good football player in his time, does not do very well
    when he tries to think and talk at the same time.

  15. That would be textbook tampering. The Cowboys would t be stupid enough to admit something like this and open up themselves to a tampering charge.

  16. jackedupboonie says:
    February 9, 2020 at 12:54 pm
    The longer things play out, it becomes more and more asinine that people try to compare every short or 3rd round and on QB to Russell Wilson…..but wow did he pave the way for a lot of guys behind him-
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    Before Russell was NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner and Dallas Circle of Fame Tony Romo; neither were close to 3rd round picks.

    In fact I believe they went undrafted, so it IS possible.

  17. It was said… and it was said by the Jones’ to put media pressure on Dak. Good move. I like Dak, but don’t be ridiculous man. Get that 35 mill/ yr and play ball. They’ll pay you the rest later In marketing benefits. Real talk. Go win a super bowl!

  18. Irvin crawfishes more than a Cajun restaurant.

    For the rest of you, Brady ain’t going to the AFC West. You know why.

  19. There aren’t many mushmouth fools out there bigger than Irvin. Zero credibility anywhere OTHER THAN on the field, where he was indeed a good one. Intellectually lacking, however, big time….

  20. Not out of the realm of possibilities.
    Dak refusing a mega deal. Gets non exclusive tagged. Someone might actually sign him, and Boys would have 4 first rounders in next 2 years.Brady this year, and a real run at Lawrence next year. Who could top 4 first rounders when the bidding opens?

  21. tylawspick6 says:
    February 9, 2020 at 11:56 am
    lol!

    These teams are delusional

    This girl talking about being delusional,that’s rich !

  22. Fact is the Cowboys are closer to a SB than the Pats, and don’t good coaches adjust to their strengths?
    This actually makes sense, imagine the hysteria whipped up over the summer and think of the sales like JJ.

  23. Oh I could DEFINITELY see ‘ol Jerrah talking about signing Brady after his 11th Bourbon and Water..why not?

  24. 2 1’s and no cap hit, no camp drama – for Tom Brady on a one or two year deal at 30mil?
    I’d do it.
    Probably why I’m a Madden GM, but I wpuld

  25. The Cowboys have their quarterback. Period. End of story. How could he bite on that garbage? Now, I heard the CHIEFS were interested in Brady. You can bank on that! Ha!

  26. And again, the NFL offseason has as much entertainment value as the regular season.

    “Spe-cuuuu-layyyy-tion! Woo hooooooo! Woo hooooo hooooo!”

    Go Patriots!

  27. I’m just wondering why people are saying Boston is the “best sports city in the world” when about 50% of their bandwagoneers have absolutely no connection to the town, live far away from it, but act like they do.

  28. grant35 says:
    February 9, 2020 at 8:57 pm
    I’m just wondering why people are saying Boston is the “best sports city in the world” when about 50% of their bandwagoneers have absolutely no connection to the town, live far away from it, but act like they do.

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    I suspect it is because they have won more championships in the four major sports than any other city in the country….

  29. From a Cowboys perspective if they really don’t want Dak then pursuing Brady would be a way to transition to another young QB in a few years without angering the fans. I could see Jerrah going for it, but I really don’t see Brady wanting to go there unless he truly can’t get a deal done with the Patriots that he is happy with.

  30. Skins fan here, I can see it. The OL would keep Brady clean and Zeke can get 4 yards a carry in his sleep. TB12 is a 4 yard pass specialist – boom, easy 3rd down conversations, all day long.

    I think Dak is underrated as a scrambler (which keeps a defense from blitzing) and is good in the red zone. I think the guys like him, too. But can he win a SB? I dunno. All teams are now getting a taste of the Cousins conundrum: do you pay cap-killing contracts to good QBs who may not be great? The jury is still out, until Kurt can take a loaded team in Minnesota to the big game. Or, you know, get a win on a Monday.

    At the end of the day, Brady will re-sign with the Pats. It’s tough to swallow the end of a career, but he doesn’t want to end up being Joe Montana on the Chiefs.

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