Michael Irvin knows a thing or two about star wide receivers for the Dallas Cowboys.
So Dallas fans should be amped up to hear the NFL Hall of Famer, who wore No. 88, is expecting big things from the the current No. 88 — Dez Bryant.
Bryant is expected to return from injury this week and play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
In an interview with WFAN’s Boomer Esiason & Craig Carton, Irvin said the Cowboys winning without Bryant should light a fire under him.
“A GM’s job is to find somebody to replace you for cheaper money,” Irvin said. “You shall get the best Dez Bryant you’ve got in a long time. Dez is saying, ‘You mean to tell me these mugs can win without me? I’ve got go show them who I am now.’ ”
Irving also had some thoughts on the Tony vs. Dak debate.
“That thing is different now. You’ve got to measure it as it goes,” Irvin said. “When you start getting wins like the Green Bay win and now the Philly win after Philly beat Minnesota, you start saying, ‘Whoa what a minute.’ This is the difference. Because we’re going to see these guys again. It’s going to be a tough call, especially if they get that win Sunday night against Philly. That’s a tough call.
“I think every week, I guarantee if you asked them right now, they may think one thing, ‘Yeah this is definitely Tony’s.’ But each week you put a little dent into that thought. Each week when you win with these NFC top-tier teams, you put a little dent in that thought like, ‘Wow, could we really mess this up? Could we really unrest this chemistry that these guys have right now?'”