Former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin had a blunt message for the iconic franchise’s players earlier this month.
Irvin is not happy with the news about the Cowboys and their failure to hit the NFL’s vaccination threshold. The Cowboys are one of several teams that have yet to hit the 85 percent team threshold, which loosens restrictions.
“Yeah, and it should upset them,” Irvin said at the opening of the Dallas chapter for Merging Vets & Players. “It should upset them. Dude, you’re not thinking right. You’re not thinking right. Whatever you got, I don’t give a damn … Nothing else can be more important. You’re not going to get this (winning a Super Bowl) easily. Nothing else could be more important … Jimmy (Johnson) made that abundantly clear (during his playing career). Nothing else is more important. And not being one of the (teams) says there’s other things to a great number of people on this team that are more important than winning championships and that makes me worried.”
Michael Irvin rips the Cowboys for potentially missing the 85 percent-vaccinated threshold
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) July 19, 2021
Irvin is widely being praised for his comments. Many are saying that Irvin’s message is a better vaccine incentive than those pushed by more official legislators.
“I get it. It comes with a competitive advantage so your team doesn’t have to worry about key players missing time,” one fan said.
“He not wrong tho. Imagine losing one of your top players. For two weeks right before playoffs,” another fan added.
Never thought I'd agree with Michael Irvin but here we are https://t.co/HiZXHB9005
— Chris (@CBengelCBS) July 19, 2021
The Cowboys are one of three teams set to begin training camp later this week.
Dallas opens the 2021 regular season on Thursday, Sept. 9 against the Bucs.