Michael Irvin Reacts To Cowboys Signing Tom Brady
Michael Irvin reacted to rumors of the Cowboys possibly signing Tom Brady recently.
The legendary Dallas wide receiver is something of an unofficial spokesman for Cowboys nation, so his opinion is always taken seriously.
In recent days, speculation has heated up about Dallas possibly making a run at Brady this offseason.
It is something of a perfect storm for all parties involved.
Brady is an unrestricted free agent this summer who is clearly looking to make a change. The Cowboys have their franchise quarterback in Dak Prescott, but cannot seem to come to an agreement with him regarding what his next contract should be.
Brady coming to Dallas would fix everyone’s problems, at least temporarily.
During a recent interview with WEEI, Irvin noted that he had been hearing a lot of rumblings regarding Brady possibly coming to join the Cowboys.
“I am telling you right now, at the Super Bowl in Miami, some very significant people that I had conversations with were leaning in that same direction,” he said.
“It was shocking. I had a vodka cranberry in my hand and when they said it to me I put the drink down and said, ‘Let’s talk a little bit more about this.’ I promise you, I had a conversation with people, I can’t tell you who, about that same scenario going down.
“I just don’t know if there’s a real possibility of that happening.”
Currently, Dallas is a 9 to 1 favorite of signing Brady this offseason. The only teams ahead of the Cowboys are the Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Last week, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter suggested that the Raiders will make a heavy push to bring Brady in if he ultimately leaves the Patriots. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport then suggested that the Chargers “have emerged as a legitimate option for Brady” if he departs New England.
So far, the most credible personalities to publicly predict Brady to Dallas have been hall of famer Terrell Owens and Fox Sports radio host Colin Cowherd.
With all that being said, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones previously said that Prescott was the team’s ultimately priority – not Brady.
“Not even a thought,” he told The Athletic last month.
“We’re so, so all in on Dak. [Mike McCarthy] is so all in on Dak. He’s so convicted that [Dak’s] the guy that can help us win championships.
“He’s putting together a great staff to support him.”
The problem is, even though Dallas is all in on Prescott, the two parties still have not been able to workout a deal.
Prescott wants something upwards of $35 million per year, and Dallas is offering him something in the $33 million range.
So far, the two are at an impasse.
Obviously the Cowboys have the option of franchise tagging Prescott, but that is a short-term solution for one year. If the team is going that route, they may as well give Brady some serious consideration.
Will Brady to Dallas happen? In all likelihood, the answer is no. But is there a shot of it occurring? Of course. Stranger things have certainly happened in the NFL over the last few years.
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