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Colts | Michael Irvin a fan of Peyton Manning

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:44:43 -0800

Former NFL WR Michael Irvin believes Indianapolis Colts fans should not be so quick to shrug off what QB Peyton Manning has meant to the franchise and the city of Indianapolis since 1998. "It was garbage without Peyton," Irvin said. "… Peyton is beyond talented. He's gifted. And gifted people, we mark our lives by them. We mark our lives by the gifted."

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NFL | Irvin will not face rape charges

Wed, 24 Feb 2010 16:32:35 -0800

The Associated Press reports the Broward (Fla.) State Attorney's office said they will not file criminal charges against former NFL WR Michael Irvin after investigating a woman's allegations that she was sexually assaulted by him. The woman filed a lawsuit earlier this month in Broward County Circuit Court claiming Irvin assaulted her in July 2007.

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NFL | Irvin files countersuit

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 22:34:45 -0800

ESPN.com reports former NFL WR Michael Irvin has filed a $100 million countersuit after he was accused of rape in a civil suit filed Thursday, Feb. 4, in Broward (Fla.) Circuit Court. The countersuit was filed in Dallas County, Texas, and asks for $100 million due to the allegations filed against him. No criminal charges have been filed, but the Broward State Attorney's Office has been investigating the case and a spokesman told the Miami Herald he expects a conclusion next week. Irvin's lawsuit claims that the civil suit filed by the woman caused him to be fired from his radio job. Irvin's lawsuit added, "This is nothing more than a thinly veiled effort to carry out Plaintiff's extortion plot while capitalizing on the media circus that is Super Bowl weekend."

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NFL | ESPN will not renew Irvin's contract

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 16:20:24 -0800

Ray Buck, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports former NFL WR Michael Irvin will not have his contract with ESPN renewed. Irvin's contract for his ESPN radio show would have expired at the end of this week. Irvin's co-host on the show, Kevin Kiley, was also fired.

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NFL | Irvin accused of rape

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 20:15:16 -0800

Diana Moskovitz, of The Miami Herald, reports a woman who says she was raped by former NFL WR Michael Irvin has filed a civil lawsuit against in Broward (Fla.) Circuit Court. No criminal charges have been filed, but the Broward State Attorney's Office has been looking into the case and is expected to reach a conclusion next week, according to spokesman Ron Ishoy. The woman, who is not named in the suit, said the attack happened in 2007. Irvin's lawyer, Larry Friedman, called the accusations "totally untrue." In the suit, the woman said Irvin bought her alcohol to get her drunk, then lured her to his hotel room. The incident was reported to Seminole police July 20, 2007, according to Seminole Tribe spokesman Gary Bitner. Bitner said, "They investigated it thoroughly. Although by that time there was no longer any forensic evidence or surveillance video." The woman signed a waiver of prosecution a day later, which Bitner attributed to "her desire to essentially put it behind her and not have it be splashed all over the newspapers."

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NFL | Irvin critical of Favre

Mon, 15 Jun 2009 06:30:17 -0700

Sam Farmer, of the Los Angeles Times, reports former NFL WR Michael Irvin is among those who think free-agent QB Brett Favre (Jets) should bag the idea of playing for the Minnesota Vikings and instead call it a career. "Listen, Favre's 100 years old; stop this already," Irvin said. "This is what's killing everybody. Every time Favre says, 'I want to come back,' it's like everybody on ESPN says, 'Whatever team he says he wants to come to, he makes them automatically a Super Bowl contender.'"

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NFL | Men pulled gun on Irvin, talked Cowboys

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 02:56:33 -0800

The Associated Press reports former WR Michael Irvin says he calmly chatted with a gunman in another vehicle after the armed passenger turned out to be a Dallas Cowboys fan. Irvin, who was not harmed, says he was "very afraid." According to a Dallas police report, Irvin was stopped at a red light Monday, Jan. 12, when two men in a truck pulled up next to him. The driver rolled down his window, so Irvin did the same, thinking the two men recognized him. The passenger flashed a gun. Then Irvin heard one of them call out his name and mentioned being a "huge Cowboy fan." Irvin says he began talking with the men about the team's season and Dallas not making it to the Super Bowl. The pair eventually drove off.

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Cowboys | Irvin upset about how Parcells treated Owens

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 11:43:00 -0700

Ray Buck, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin said, during an interview, he did not like how former Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells always referred to WR Terrell Owens as "the player" last season. "I think it's one of the most disrespectful things you can do," said Irvin.

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NFL | Irvin accused of assault

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 13:14:02 -0700

The Dallas Morning News reports former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin is being sued for allegedly assaulting a disabled contractor at Irvin's home.

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Cowboys | J. Jones will present Irvin to Hall of Fame

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 07:19:50 -0700

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones will present WR Michael Irvin when he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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NFL | ESPN lets go of Irvin

Sat, 17 Feb 2007 17:21:33 -0800

Barry Horn, of The Dallas Morning News, reports ESPN has parted ways with NFL analyst Michael Irvin, according to ESPN spokesman Bill Hoffheimer. Hoffheimer said Irvin did not violate any contractual morals clause.

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NFL | ESPN cutting ties with Irvin?

Fri, 16 Feb 2007 22:25:02 -0800

Pat Reichart, of the New York Post, reports ESPN could be cutting ties with NFL analyst Michael Irvin, according to an industry source. ESPN has not confirmed or denied the report and said, "We are currently in the process of discussing studio assignments for next season." There is speculation former NFL head coach Bill Parcells could end up with the network.

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NFL | Irvin elected to 2007 Hall of Fame

Sat, 03 Feb 2007 11:38:44 -0800

The NFL Network reports former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin has been elected to the 2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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NFL | HOF finalists announced

Wed, 10 Jan 2007 17:46:51 -0800

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin are finalists to be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other finalists include DE Fred Dean, DE Richard Dent, OG Russ Grimm, P Ray Guy, OG Gene Hickerson, OG Bob Kuechenberg, OL Bruce Matthews, WR Art Monk, WR Andre Reed, TE Charlie Sanders, LB Derrick Thomas, RB Thurman Thomas, LB Andre Tippett, CB Roger Wehrli and OT Gary Zimmerman. The Board of Selectors will meet Saturday, Feb. 3, to elect the Hall of Fame Class of 2007.

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Cowboys | Irvin a semifinalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Sat, 18 Nov 2006 08:46:14 -0800

Rick Gosselin, of The Dallas Morning News, reports former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin is one of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2007. It is the third consecutive year Irvin has advanced.

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NFL | ESPN shuffles NFL coverage

Thu, 13 Jul 2006 18:32:15 -0700

Barry Jackson, of the Miami Herald, reports ESPN confirmed this week that after an 18-year run on Sunday evenings, NFL Prime Time will move to 6 p.m. Mondays and feature a new cast (Stuart Scott, Ron Jaworski and Mike Ditka). ESPN will have Chris Berman and Tom Jackson narrate highlights on the 90-minute Sports Center at 11 p.m. Sunday evenings. Berman and Jackson then will join Michael Irvin, Steve Young and Chris Mortensen on ESPN's Monday Night Football 90-minute pregame show at 7 p.m.

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NFL | Sanders talking to ESPN

Fri, 17 Mar 2006 00:05:58 -0800

Andrew Marchand, of the New York Post, reports former NFL CB Deion Sanders met with ESPN executives Tuesday, March 14, to discuss a role on the network's NFL coverage, according to his agent, Barry Frank. Sanders would be an ideal fit on ESPN's NFL pregame shows. ESPN's Sunday pregame show has two chairs in limbo because Michael Irvin and Steve Young are in contract negotiations.

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NFL | Young and Irvin to remain at ESPN

Sun, 05 Mar 2006 19:46:05 -0800

Michael Hiestand, of the USA Today, reports despite media speculation that ESPN might replace NFL studio analysts Michael Irvin and Steve Young, ESPN executive vice president Norby Williamson says that's not the case: "We're happy with them. They're part of the ESPN family. Our plan is to have both of them back working for us."

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NFL | Irvin possibly on FOX's list

Wed, 08 Feb 2006 19:03:25 -0800

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin is a possible candidate to take a position on the FOX pre-game show for the 2006 season.

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NFL | M. Irvin's personal issues hurting HOF status

Fri, 03 Feb 2006 18:13:38 -0800

The Associated Press reports former Dallas Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith believes former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin's personal problems are preventing some Hall of Fame voters from voting for him. Smith was not happy about it and said, "But you're going to try to bring this personal side of it? This is what he's done off the field -- what has that got to do with what he's done on the football field? This is the Pro Football Hall of Fame, not the Life Hall of Fame. His stats are what they are. They are not going to change."

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NFL | HOF finalists announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2006 09:22:46 -0800

The Associated Press reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman and former NFL DE Reggie White have been chosen for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other finalists include RB Thurman Thomas, QB Warren Moon, LB Derrick Thomas, LB Harry Carson, DE L.C. Greenwood, DE Claude Humphrey, OL Russ Grimm, OL Bob Kuechenberg, OL Gary Zimmerman, WR Michael Irvin, WR Art Monk, OT Rayfield Wright and coach/broadcaster John Madden. A 39-member panel will vote on the finalists. Candidates must get 80 percent of the vote to be elected with a minimum of three and a maximum of six getting in. Results of the voting will be announced Feb. 4.

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NFL | ESPN suspends Irvin for one week

Thu, 01 Dec 2005 14:28:55 -0800

The Associated Press reports former NFL WR Michael Irvin has been suspended by ESPN for one week following his arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia. Irvin was arrested Friday, Nov. 25, and did not inform the network about his arrest. Irvin said he will return to the network Dec. 11.

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Cowboys | Irvin tells contradicting stories

Mon, 28 Nov 2005 18:05:22 -0800

The Dallas Morning News reports former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin said the drug paraphernalia found in his possession Friday, Nov. 25, belonged to a relative, not the unnamed friend as he had earlier stated, according to a police report released Monday, Nov. 28. "It's my brother's. He left it in there," Irvin told Plano police. That's what was printed on the back of the drug paraphernalia citation the former Cowboys player was issued. When Plano police clocked Irvin on Friday afternoon, Nov. 25, around 2:30 p.m., he was traveling 78 mph - 18 miles over the posted speed limit, according to the traffic ticket. In addition to speeding, the officers noted that Irvin failed to signal when changing lanes and wasn't carrying a driver's license.

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Cowboys | Irvin says drug pipe not his

Mon, 28 Nov 2005 05:59:21 -0800

The San Antonio Express-News, citing the Associated Press, reports former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin said Sunday night, Nov. 27, that a drug pipe police found in his car belonged to a longtime friend whom he's trying to help recover from an addiction. He told the Associated Press the pipe belonged to a friend of 17 years who left a Houston rehab center and came to Irvin's house in Carrollton for Thanksgiving. Irvin wouldn't reveal his friend's name. "It's a situation that is not as it seemed," said Irvin, whose voice was choked with emotion during the telephone conversation. ESPN said it has spoken to Irvin, who will still appear on the network tonight as an analyst.

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Cowboys | Police and courts: M. Irvin

Sun, 27 Nov 2005 16:15:33 -0800

NFL.com reports former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after police searched his vehicle during a traffic stop, Plano police said. Irvin paid a fine on the speeding ticket and posted bond on the drug paraphernalia possession charge. He was released about an hour after he was pulled over. Irvin is currently employed by ESPN. An ESPN spokesman had no immediate comment.

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Colts | Harrison and James break record

Sun, 13 Nov 2005 17:29:34 -0800

The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison and RB Edgerrin James each accounted for 100 yards for the 21st time during the Week 10 game. Former Dallas Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith and WR Michael Irvin were the previous record holders, achieving the feat 20 times together.

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Cowboys | Triplets Inducted into the Ring of Honor

Mon, 19 Sep 2005 22:43:27 -0700

Jayne Cursted, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Dallas Cowboys "Triplets" WR Michael Irvin, QB Troy Aikman and RB Emmitt Smith were inducted into the Texas Stadium Ring of Honor Monday, Sept, 19, in halftime ceremonies. Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones introduced each man to the cheering crowd.

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NFL | Potential Monday Night Football Candidates

Thu, 21 Jul 2005 19:14:07 -0700

Barry Jackson, of the Miami Herald, reports Steve Young, Michael Irvin and Sterling Sharpe are among those who have received consideration for ESPN's Monday night NFL booth starting in 2006.

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Cowboys | Date Announced for Ring of Honor Ceremony

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 22:04:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, according to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com, former Dallas Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith, QB Troy Aikman and WR Michael Irvin will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during the 2005 home opener Sept. 19 against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. The trio not only becomes the 13th, 14th and 15th members of the Ring of Honor, but will be the first players sent into this exclusive group having been identified with the Jerry Jones Era that began in 1989. "It's a humbling experience for me," said Aikman. "When I look at all the people who have made this organization what it is, it's such an honor to think that my name will be up there in the Ring of Honor and will allow players and fans to reflect back on some of the accomplishments that we had in our run. It was a special time for us, and being inducted will certainly be a special moment for all of us."

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Cowboys | Team to Add E. Smith, Aikman and Irvin to Ring of Honor

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 10:28:13 -0700

Jean-Jacques Taylor, of the Dallas Morning News, reports the Dallas Cowboys will hold a news conference at 6 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 20, to announce former Cowboy RB Emmitt Smith, QB Troy Aikman and WR Michael Irvin will be added to the team's exclusive Ring of Honor, according to several sources.

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NFL | Four Nominated for Sports Emmy

Tue, 22 Mar 2005 20:26:56 -0800

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Steve Young (ESPN football), Howie Long (FOX), Cris Collinsworth (HBO) and Michael Irvin (ESPN football) are all finalists in the best studio analyst category for the 2005 Sports Emmy Awards. Harold Reynolds (ESPN baseball) is also amongst the five finalists.

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Cowboys | Irvin Among HOF Finalists

Tue, 11 Jan 2005 12:36:24 -0800

The Associated Press reports former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin is among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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NFL | HOF Candidates for 2005

Sat, 20 Nov 2004 09:05:50 -0800

The Associated Press reports 25 candidates were announced for the NFL 2005 Hall of Fame. The nominees include LB Harry Carson (Giants), coach Don Coryell (Chargers); DE Fred Dean (Chargers/49ers); DE Richard Dent (Bears); DE Chris Doleman (Vikings); LB Randy Gradishar (Broncos); DE L.C. Greenwood (Steelers); OG Russ Grimm (Redskins); P Ray Guy (Raiders); DE/LB Charles Haley (Cowboys/49ers); CB Lester Hayes (Raiders); DE Claude Humphrey (Falcons); WR Michael Irvin (Cowboys); OT Joe Jacoby (Redskins); OG Bob Kuechenberg (Dolphins); QB Dan Marino (Dolphins); owner Art Modell (Browns/Ravens); WR Art Monk (Redskins); QB Ken Stabler (Raiders); LB Derrick Thomas (Chiefs); CB Roger Wehrli (Cardinals); owner Ralph Wilson Jr.(Bills); GM/administrator George Young (Giants); QB Steve Young (49ers); and OT Gary Zimmerman (Broncos).

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49ers | Owens Unhappy With Walsh's Comments

Mon, 09 Feb 2004 16:48:57 -0800

Cam Inman, of the Contra Costa Times, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Terrell Owens, in an interview aired by ESPN an hour before the Pro Bowl, criticized how the 49ers have employed his services and he expressed dismay over team consultant Bill Walsh's recent criticism of Owens' ball-catching ability. "It really disturbs me that Bill Walsh had something to say," Owens told ESPN analyst Michael Irvin. "I know why he's saying it. He's trying to deter any (general manager) or any owner from trying to sign me. If they're really smart, they can read through that."

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NFL | Irvin Heading for ESPN

Wed, 25 Jun 2003 09:24:54 -0700

The Sun-Sentinel reports that former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin will join ESPN's "NFL Sunday Countdown" this fall. After nearly two years as a regular on Fox Sports Net's "Best Damn Sports Show Period," Irvin is leaving the show and heading for ESPN. "It has been my ultimate goal to work on one of the three main football shows," Irvin said. "Although working on BDSSP has been great, I want to work on a football show. I want to remain in my element."

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NFL | Rogers Confident

Sat, 22 Feb 2003 11:52:09 -0800

Updating earlier stories, Curt Sylvester of the Detroit Free Press, reports MSU WR Charles Rogers was asked what type of playing style should people expect from him. "I'm going to remind you of Charles Rogers," he said. "That's who I'm going to remind you of -- a combination of Randy Moss, Michael Irvin, TO (Terrell Owens)." The comparison shows confidence in his ability by comparing himself to three elite receivers.

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NFL | Irvin Covering the Arena League

Wed, 15 Jan 2003 23:00:39 -0800

The Dallas Morning News reports former NFL WR Michael Irvin will become a studio analyst for NBC’s coverage of the Arena Football League. He will work alongside host Al Trautwig and one other former NFL player. During the 2002 AFL season, Irvin served as a game analyst alongside Brad Sham on local Dallas Desperado telecasts.

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Buccaneers | Garbage Time

Wed, 14 Aug 2002 22:36:36 -0700

The Tampa Tribune reports former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin had this to say about Tampa Bay Buccaneers QBs Rob Johnson and Brad Johnson on "The Best Damn Sports Show Period," Tuesday night: "I think they are both garbage."

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NFL | Irvin May Join 'Best Damn Sports Show'

Tue, 02 Jul 2002 11:26:01 -0700

The Dallas Morning News reports former great WR Michael Irvin will be evaluated as a panelist for Fox Sports Net's 'Best Damn Sports Show Period.'

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NFL | Network Notes

Tue, 04 Jun 2002 20:05:16 -0700

The Baltimore Sun reports former NFL players Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusa will join a revamped Fox football show that will air Saturday nights and Sunday mornings in the fall. Instead of NFL This Morning, the show will now be called The NFL Show.

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Cowboys | Fast Fact

Sun, 09 Dec 2001 22:05:28 -0800

The Houston Chronicle reports Dallas Cowboys' WR Raghib Ismail's 10 receptions Sunday were the most by a Dallas Cowboy since Michael Irvin had 12 receptions on Oct. 27, 1996 against the Dolphins.

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Bills | Centers Passes Joiner and Irvin

Mon, 03 Dec 2001 13:31:07 -0800

The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills FB Larry Centers became the 10th leading receiver in NFL history Sunday. Centers had six receptions Sunday, giving him 751 career receptions. He passed Charlie Joiner and Michael Irvin, who had 750.

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Bengals | Jackson The Top Choice

Thu, 17 Jun 1999 12:20:00 -0700

The Cincinnati Post reports many Bengal players are pulling for WR Willie Jackson to be the man for the Bengals since WR Carl Pickens has made it clear he'll never play for the Bengals again. 'I'm just going to try and better my game,'' Jackson said. ''I can't go out and try and be Carl Pickens. Just like when I was in Dallas, I couldn't try to be Michael Irvin or in Jacksonville I couldn't be Keenan McCardell or Jimmy Smith. I just have to be Willie Jackson.'' Jackson is expected to battle with WRs Stepfret Williams, James Hundon and Craig Yeast.

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Cowboys | Irvin Update

Wed, 16 Jun 1999 14:20:00 -0700

The AP reports that Cowboys WR Michael Irvin denies that he has demanded a contract extension or that he is unhappy in Dallas. "You guys don't know what you're talking about. You're always wrong when it comes to me," Irvin told reporters after participating in the team's morning workout. "Read my lips. Not one time have I said anything to Jerry Jones about a contract extension. Number two. Not one time have I ever said to Chan Gailey that I am disappointed about my role in the offense." Interesting comments from the "playmaker."

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Cowboys | Irvin Update

Tue, 15 Jun 1999 18:05:00 -0700

The AP reports that Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin missed this morning's practice at minicamp to meet with owner Jerry Jones. He returned for an afternoon session and appeared to be his usual jovial self, throwing around smaller defenders and loudly berating players he beat. Irvin refused comments after practice.

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Cowboys | Irvin Expected Back

Fri, 11 Jun 1999 20:30:00 -0700

Jean-Jacques Taylor, of The Dallas Morning News, reports the team does expect WR Michael Irvin to be at the team's mini-camp next week. "I visited with Michael, and I expect him and the coaches expect him," owner Jerry Jones said. When asked what his feelings would be should Irvin not show up, Jones replied with; "There are issues we are working on. I can't say I would be surprised, or I wouldn't be surprised."

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Cowboys | Jackson Note

Fri, 11 Jun 1999 02:00:00 -0700

The Dallas Morning News reports the visit by WR Michael Jackson, according to owner Jerry Jones, was not to send a message to WR Michael Irvin that his days in Dallas were over. "We just wanted to visit," Jones said. "We have and will continue to evaluate people at different positions to see if we can improve our team."

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Chiefs | Talking about Irvin?

Fri, 11 Jun 1999 00:10:00 -0700

There is some speculation that the Chiefs were in contact with the Dallas Cowboys regarding the availability of WR Michael Irvin. However, nothing is expected to come out of the discussion.

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Cowboys | Irvin Note

Sun, 06 Jun 1999 14:55:00 -0700

Randy Galloway had an interesting article in today's Fort Worth Star-Telegram regarding Dallas WR Michael Irvin. The highlights of the story included the fact that Irvin is hurting because his feelings have been hurt. Irvin is 33 years old and coming off an awful season. He will count $3.2 million against somebody's 1999 salary cap. Nobody wants Irvin as his trade value is near zero. The Cowboys might still want him, but that is questionable. Owner Jerry Jones, as reported earlier, did attempt to trade Irvin before the April draft. Irvin again let it be known that he wants the ball more and he wants to be rewarded for the many fine years he gave the team, when he, RB Emmitt Smith and QB Troy Aikman combined to lead a team that will always be ranked among the NFL's finest. Galloway feels that the team owes him for being one of the leaders of those teams but on the flip-side, Irvin has also caused his share of troubles for the team. They really owe each other plenty and Galloway feels Jones has some deep thinking to do on the situation.

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Cowboys | Sanders Update

Fri, 04 Jun 1999 00:15:00 -0700

The Dallas Morning News reports that Cowboys CB Deion Sanders made his first public comments since his toe surgery on April 27th while rehabbing his toe at Valley Ranch. He gave no specifics on his surgery but he did say his toe feels fine. He acknowledged that his agent and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continue to discuss a contract extension but he spoke in vague terms about doing the best for the team while still receiving what he is entitled to. Concerning a potential release, Sanders said if that were to happen he could find employment elsewhere. He is concentrating on the range of motion for the toe. He says that he is not pessimistic about his recovery but he believes the team and the media are. Sanders also stated he wants the Cowboys to keep WR Michael Irvin.

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