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January 27, 1996
When they finally get around to holding Anticlimax XXX tomorrow night in Tempe, Ariz., only one result can lift this annual carnival of hype out of its mediocre rut: Steelers beat the 'Boys. Being charitable sorts, we'll grant that not all the Cowboys are utter jerks. (Warrior-running back Emmitt Smith comes to mind.) But we've had enough Prime Time to last us through the next millennium. We're still waiting for Michael Irvin to apologize for his expletive undeleted. And owner Jerry Jones is still the Head Jerk, a man whose rapaciousness is hastening the end of our last illusions about pro sports.
SPORTS
August 8, 1994 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Jeff Hostetler and Vince Evans threw first-half touchdown passes to lead the Los Angeles Raiders to a 27-19 preseason victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Star running back Emmitt Smith did not play, and wide receiver Michael Irvin did not dress for the Cowboys, who dropped to 1-1. Quarterback Troy Aikman was 3 for 4 for 45 yards and ran 6 yards for a touchdown for Dallas. Hostetler and Evans were each 4 for 8 in the first half, which ended with Los Angeles (2-0) holding a 20-9 lead.
SPORTS
December 4, 1993 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Michael Irvin has been unusually quiet. On the field and in the Dallas locker room, the man they call "The Playmaker" has all but disappeared. Normally, Irvin is the center of attention, either catching passes or holding court for the press. Earlier this season, he was the hottest name in the game as he set a league-record pace in both receptions and yardage. But now . . . "Michael is frustrated, I know he is," said running back Emmitt Smith, Irvin's teammate and friend.
SPORTS
September 1, 2000 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
He helped make Bobby Taylor a millionaire. He struck terror into the hearts of defensive coordinators with his combination of speed and strength and toughness. They called him "The Playmaker," but against Eagles cornerback Bobby Taylor he made few plays. Michael Irvin is gone. He retired during the offseason after doctors discovered a congenital defect in his spinal column. It was a discovery that resulted from examinations of Irvin's neck injury suffered when his Dallas Cowboys lost in Philadelphia on Oct. 10 last year.
SPORTS
September 29, 2010 | By MARK KRAM, kramm@phillynews.com
And our Greatest Sports Rival is . . . the Dallas Cowboys. Based on the survey the Daily News conducted in conjunction with the Sport Industry Research Center at Temple University, Philadelphia fans chose Dallas as our greatest rival by an overwhelming consensus. The Cowboys were selected by 87 percent, followed in order by the New York Mets (56 percent); the New York Giants (39 percent); the New Jersey Devils (15 percent); and the Boston Celtics and Pittsburgh Penguins (both 13 percent)
SPORTS
December 4, 2003 | By Ashley McGeachy Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Darren Woodson is so old and has been around so long that Bill Parcells, the Dallas Cowboys' head coach, has taken to calling him Methuselah, after the Hebrew patriarch who, according to the Bible, lived to be 969 years old. Of course, Dallas' starting safety isn't that old, but sometimes, when he thinks back to those glory days with the Cowboys, he feels that old. Or older. Yes, Woodson was a Cowboy back in the day, when Jerry Jones was a little heavier and Jimmy Johnson a little less concerned about his plastic hair.
SPORTS
October 30, 1995 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Emmitt Smith ran for more than 100 yards. Troy Aikman's control was as good as Tom Glavine's. Michael Irvin caught passes for more than 100 yards for the sixth consecutive game. But when the Dallas Cowboys come-from-behind, 28-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons ended yesterday at the Georgia Dome, the guy who disappeared into a mob of microphones and minicams was a guy who had touched the football only a couple times all afternoon. Deion Sanders had just played his first game for the Cowboys.
SPORTS
October 2, 1992 | By Mark Bowden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Randall Cunningham was named NFL player of the month yesterday, after leading the Eagles to victory in the first three games since coming back this season from knee surgery. The Scrambling One has been close to perfect on the field, leading all NFL passers with a 74 percent completion rate. Showing a more conservative approach to running the ball so far this season (he has run with the ball, by design or otherwise, 20 times for 83 yards), Cunningham has instead taken opposing defenses apart with his arm, completing 53 of his 72 passes, and throwing for eight touchdowns.
SPORTS
January 17, 1996 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Don't put those shovels away. The Super Bowl, the greatest snow-blowing event in sports, is just 11 days away. Already the blizzard of facts and figures, words and images, statistics and superstars, is raging. And by the time Super Bowl XXX's tradition-laden combatants, the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers, meet in the Arizona desert on Jan. 28, the potential plots will be knee-deep. Here's a look at a few of the issues that figure to dominate: THOSE CHEATIN' COWBOYS.
SPORTS
November 4, 1996 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
They lined up across from each other, did Michael Irvin and Bobby Taylor, and battled like the warriors they are. Second-year cornerback Taylor was drafted in the second round last year to defend against big receivers. He made his name last season by limiting Irvin, a five-time Pro Bowl wideout, to four catches for 49 yards in the teams' second and third meetings. It was special to watch them yesterday. Said Taylor: "It was like a quiet war out there. " It was a massacre in the first half.
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November 21, 2011 | BY LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The final snippets of Michael Irvin's interview with DeSean Jackson aired yesterday on NFL Network, after being sprinkled into programming over much of the week. Given the leading - and at times even misleading - tone of Irvin's questioning, it's amazing the Eagles sat still for such an undertaking from an entity funded by the league. The Eagles have been known to be prickly about their treatment in the media. The headline from yesterday was when Irvin asserted: "Now, people are saying, 'He doesn't want to go across the middle' 'cause it was reported someone on your team said that you're not going across the middle . . . " This was news to most of us who cover the Eagles.
SPORTS
September 29, 2010 | By MARK KRAM, kramm@phillynews.com
And our Greatest Sports Rival is . . . the Dallas Cowboys. Based on the survey the Daily News conducted in conjunction with the Sport Industry Research Center at Temple University, Philadelphia fans chose Dallas as our greatest rival by an overwhelming consensus. The Cowboys were selected by 87 percent, followed in order by the New York Mets (56 percent); the New York Giants (39 percent); the New Jersey Devils (15 percent); and the Boston Celtics and Pittsburgh Penguins (both 13 percent)
SPORTS
July 19, 2007
THE ORIGINAL ANGLE to today's High & Inside was going to look at athletes behaving badly. From the quarterback in Atlanta to the latest Tour de France doping scandal, the sports wire was bursting at the seams with guys who are in trouble for things beyond their performances on the field. But three-quarters of the way through writing - shortly after seeing the outrageous testosterone level of murderous wrestler Chris Benoit, in fact - enough became enough. It was time to change the angle theme and focus on some good news.
SPORTS
February 4, 2007 | By Ashley Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jerry Jones had to stop and compose himself. Tears were in his eyes. The Dallas Cowboys owner couldn't shake the image of Michael Irvin in an ambulance, leaving Veterans Stadium, his career over. And the wide receiver was upbeat. Not happy, but OK. Yesterday, Irvin was happier than he has been in a long, long time. After two brutally disappointing years of being left out of the club, Irvin got the call he has yearned for: He was selected for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2007.
SPORTS
December 4, 2003 | By Ashley McGeachy Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Darren Woodson is so old and has been around so long that Bill Parcells, the Dallas Cowboys' head coach, has taken to calling him Methuselah, after the Hebrew patriarch who, according to the Bible, lived to be 969 years old. Of course, Dallas' starting safety isn't that old, but sometimes, when he thinks back to those glory days with the Cowboys, he feels that old. Or older. Yes, Woodson was a Cowboy back in the day, when Jerry Jones was a little heavier and Jimmy Johnson a little less concerned about his plastic hair.
SPORTS
September 1, 2000 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
He helped make Bobby Taylor a millionaire. He struck terror into the hearts of defensive coordinators with his combination of speed and strength and toughness. They called him "The Playmaker," but against Eagles cornerback Bobby Taylor he made few plays. Michael Irvin is gone. He retired during the offseason after doctors discovered a congenital defect in his spinal column. It was a discovery that resulted from examinations of Irvin's neck injury suffered when his Dallas Cowboys lost in Philadelphia on Oct. 10 last year.
SPORTS
December 9, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's the only way Tim Hauck knows how to play the game. His full-speed, damn-the-torpedoes style is the reason the veteran safety is in the NFL. "If I didn't play that way, I wouldn't be in this locker room," Hauck said. "I wouldn't have played this long, I know that much. " So Hauck didn't have to think about his reaction to the tackle that ended Michael Irvin's season - and perhaps his career. It happened in the Eagles' Oct. 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys at Veterans Stadium.
SPORTS
June 1, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Michael Irvin, the Dallas Cowboys' career receiving leader, has requested that the team trade him, his agent said. The 11-year NFL veteran played a reduced role in Dallas' offense last season under first-year coach Chan Gailey. "He has not demanded a trade, but he has let the Cowboys know, if something comes along that benefits the team and himself, he would be in favor of it," agent Steve Endicott was quoted as saying in yesterday's Dallas Morning News. Endicott said Irvin had not delivered an ultimatum, and the receiver has continued to work out regularly at the Cowboys' practice facility.
SPORTS
October 31, 1998 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He hasn't had a chance to pluck a pass out of the air and carry it into the end zone yet this year. It's strange, he admits it, but Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin is climbing the league rankings for receiving yards and receptions while being mired in the longest touchdown-less streak of his 11-year pro career - seven games. "I would hope that I would catch a touchdown pass sooner or later," Irvin said from his locker at the Valley Ranch practice facility. "I don't care if Mr. Clinton himself was quarterback.
SPORTS
December 15, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
It was a game befitting their season: a good start, a quick fade and a comeback that wasn't nearly enough. Now, for the first time since 1990, the Dallas Cowboys get to spend a winter at home wondering why they just weren't good enough. Dallas dominated the first quarter yesterday, but Boomer Esiason threw a pair of touchdown passes as host Cincinnati scored 31 consecutive points and held on for a 31-24 victory. The Cowboys (6-9) let a 10-point first-quarter lead slip away.
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