Michael Irvin

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    November 13, 2012

    With Jimmy-Jerry Spat Again in the Headlines, NFL Films Looks Back at the Origins of the Feud

    The always-simmering debate over whether Jerry Jones has too much control over the Cowboys' football operations was brought to a boil last week after former coach Jimmy Johnson traced the team's "country club" atmosphere back to Jones. That sparked something of a back-and-forth about who was in char ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Without Dez Bryant and Miles Austin, Cowboys' Receiving Corps is ... Yuck.

    ​The question isn't if Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo is going to play against the Washington Redskins Monday night. (He will.) It's who the heck is he gonna throw to? (Who knows?) With Miles Austin out (hamstring) and Dez Bryant iffy (thigh), the Cowboys are in danger of being lef ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Jerry Jones: Drew Pearson Running a Ring-of-Honor Pattern, But Not Open Yet

    ​Buzzing around radio row this week have been familiar Dallas Cowboys faces such as Tashard Choice, Felix Jones, Everson Walls, Daryl Johnston, Darren Woodson, Larry Brown, Dale Hellestrae, Michael Irvin, Roger Staubach and Erik Williams. And yesterday owner Jerry Jones ma ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Top 10 Best Draft Picks of the Jerry Jones Era

    Surprised to see Bryant on the list? You shouldn't be.​Is it time for Jerry Jones to step aside as general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, or do the three Super Bowl wins under his tenure validate his decision to remain in that role? The debate will continue until Jones either hands over the keys t ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010
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    August 9, 2010

    Cowboys 16, Bengals 7: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Man, what a letdown. You spend all weekend talking about and listening to and watching highlights of Emmitt Smith and Super Bowls and football immortals. Then they kick off the Hall of Fame game and you get Cowboys 16, Bengals 7. It's like going to the theater and being titillated b ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Dear Dez: No, It's Not the Media's Fault. It's Your Fault.

    ​Well, that didn't take long. Four days into his Dallas Cowboys' career Dez Bryant started blaming that damned ol' media for his mistakes. Be patient Dez, your Diva Club card is being laminated as we speak. Bryant, whom I wholly endorsed on draft day and who has dazzled on the ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Coming Tuesday: Mystery Radio Guest Host to Talk Sports ... And Stuff

    ​With Newy Scruggs on vacation this week, I'll have some new voices alongside me from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan. Monday: NBC 5's Matt Barrie. Tuesday/Wednesday: You didn't think I'd give it away that easy didja? Some clues? Sure. This voice has been on the TV/radio in this market before ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    April 23, 2010

    Dez Bryant is a Dallas Cowboy: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. As I wrote yesterday afternoon, the Cowboys talked to the Miami Dolphins about trading up. And Texas safety Earl Thomas was indeed one of their three targets in Thursday's NFL Draft. The others: Idaho offensive lineman Mike Iupati and Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant. No matter which o ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    ESPN Radio Juggles Lineup

    ​In the race for second place - and the challenge of closing the gap on monster 1310 AM The Ticket's gigantic ratings lead - 103.3 FM ESPN is the latest sports talk radio station to re-organize and shuffle its lineup. Months after ridding itself of big-name hosts like Dale Hansen, Greg Willia ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Spit Happens: An Eagle Desecrates Cowboys Stadium

    ​It all started with a phone call to 105.3 The Fan's Sybil Summers. A tip that the Philadelphia Eagles' web site was posting something or other about Cowboys Stadium's sacred star. A little investigative digging and - voila - Cowboys-Eagles III just got more interesting. The Bounty Bowl. ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Whitt's End: 12.11.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You heard it here first back in October as a sorta be-on-the-lookout rumor. Now it's more solid, as in, Michael Irvin's days on 103.3 FM ESPN are numbered. Radio industry sources keep telling me h ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.23.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Last night I got a foot massage. By a guy. And thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, now. Settle down. It's not what you think. Friend of mine tells me of a place where at 11 p.m. you can get an hour-l ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    An Ode to Jesse Holley

    It's been real. It's been fun. But it hasn't been ... has it? ​In a word: Seeyalater. I get lots of emails and/or phone calls urging me to root for reality-show winner Jesse Holley to make the Dallas Cowboys' roster. In the name of Rudy, Rocky and Vince Paple, don't I believe in feel-g ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Hall of Fame. Or Bust?

    Who's next?​Hard to remember way back when we bitched and moaned about a "Cowboys bias" in the Pro Football Hall of Fame isn't it? Saturday night in Canton receiver Bob Hayes became the 11th Cowboy inducted into Canton, continuing a trend that has seen four Dallas stars earn immortality ove ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 1

    Playmaker and his pupil.​Pass along your questions or suggestions of who/what you'd like a report on and I'll watch it at tomorrow's practices. Thursday is the first day of two-a-days. Who knows, we might even see pads. 10. So much for the new-and-improved-and-tougher Wade Phillips. The Cow ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Media Minutiae: Greggo, Irvin and the Dynasty

    Still numero uno.*May's PPM radio ratings show The Ticket maintaining its dynasty as the No. 1 station among Men 25-54. ESPN Radio and The Fan treaded water, placing 9th and 20th respectively. Status quo. *You could read about the Mavs and ESPN Radio reaching a four-year extens ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009
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    January 29, 2009

    While We're Cleaning House: Greg Ellis, Pack Your Bags

    Among the Dallas Cowboys' many problems, let's address this one this afternoon: Terrell Owens and Greg Ellis are captains. Let that sink in a second while I remind you that any team that annoints me-first guys as locker-room leaders is fatally flawed. We all know T.O.'s agenda. Now, Ellis is at i ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    FANning the Flame

    I know. I know. Any station that will have me on - even sparingly, and tucked away on the weekends - has lots of room from improvement, right? Well, 105.3 The Fan just got better. In the coming weeks expect the announcement that The Fan is the new flagship radio home of the Dallas Cowboys. As for to ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Whitt's End: 1.23.09

     *I know I'm in the minority, but I kinda like the Rangers' Alternate 2 uniforms blue. Oops. I seem to have misspoke one word out of turn. In an abundance of caution, let me try it again. I know I'm in the minority, but I kinda like the Rangers' Alernate 2 blue uniforms. See. Silly, h ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Mark "Friedo" Friedman Leaves The Ticket

    Long-time Norm Hitzges sidekick and 1310 AM The Ticket assistant program director Mark Friedman confirms this afternoon that he has left the station to take a similar role with rival sports-talk station 103.3 FM ESPN Radio. Friedman will next week begin his new role as ESPN's APD and producer f ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008

    Are You Ready For Some (Monday Night) Football?

    Cowboys. Eagles. Monday Night Football. September. All that'll be missing is these guys. Remember September? I do. Especially when the Dallas Cowboys played on Monday Night Football. I know, it’s not the same these days on ESPN as it was in the glory days back on ABC, but it’s still more ... More >>

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    August 13, 2008

    Ben & Skin to do their new Radio Show in Spanish (Sólo bromeaba)

    Skin has cash and, apparently, safety goggles. Ben's the other guy. I’ve always loved, er, at least really liked Ben & Skin. The dudes are fast, funny, fresh, friendly, finicky and, best of all, freaky fans of friggin’ alliteration. But in the ramp-up to them taking over middays 11 a.m.- ... More >>

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    August 4, 2008

    Where’s Greggo, You Ask?

    Coming to a station near you soon: The Ticket's new head-to-head competition? As his old bunkmates revel in ratings success, Greg Williams is angling to become one of The Ticket’s head-to-head rivals. Though he’s been flirting with a weeknight gig at ESPN Radio for months, Live 105.3 is ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    Cowboys Camp: Wednesday Morning

    Not even a clever caption can negate the putrid aspects of my photography. Whew. Pro Bowl pass rusher DeMarcus Ware left practice early this morning, but it looked like nothing serious. He either tweaked his back or took a blow to the head during full-pads scrimmage. But he walked off the fi ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008
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    March 26, 2008

    We're Still Better Than the Clippers!

    What if it turns out Malik Allen was the most important of Dallas' trade with the Nets? I went to Mavericks 103, Clippers 90 last night, and came away with some distinct impressions: Fresh off his three-hour appearance on The Michael Irvin Show, Adam “Pacman” Jones was on hand with a guy who wa ... More >>

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    January 24, 2008

    Why do Mexicans like the Doors?

    Heck, why does anybody?

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    January 3, 2008

    Dallas Flashes Back to 1997

    A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?

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    October 15, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    Suits Him Fine

    Jay Lombardo designs sports' spiffiest uniforms

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    April 4, 2007

    Reunited, And It Feels So Good

    Babe Laufenberg's back in the Cowboys' booth, so what does that mean for his TV gig? How 'bout some Cowboys-related issues to chew on while waiting around today for this total waste of time and another Rangers loss in Anaheim? As predicted, Babe Laufenberg will return to the Cowboys' radio booth thi ... More >>

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    February 5, 2007

    Train Rex

    Ron Rivera, your Chicago Bears just lost the Super Bowl? What are you gonna do now? Oh, yeah. Interview for the Cowboys' head coaching gig. On second thought, should Jerry Jones even consider hiring Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera for the Dallas Cowboys' head coaching gig? If you watc ... More >>

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    December 21, 2006
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    December 15, 2006
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    July 26, 2006

    That's the Ticket

    Sweet Greggo: This is the man with whom I will be spending five hours this afternoon on The Ticket. I could not be more excited. Seriously. Today might prove a lighter-than-usual day on Unfair Park--gotta prep for my afternoon gig, dig? From 3 to 7 p.m. today, I'll be riding shotgun with Greg Willia ... More >>

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    March 23, 2006

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Blinded by desperation, Cowboys refuse to see T.O. as B.S.

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    March 31, 2005

    Alone No More

    Forgiving the past opened Sandora Irvin's future

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    November 18, 2004


    Parcells is looking for answers. Here's a couple.

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    June 8, 2000


    Dented reputation; Please, stop calling. Please; Dot-dot-dot stuff

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    February 3, 2000

    To the rotten core

    The Lipscomb trial took us where the News don't shine

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    June 25, 1998

    The good fight

    Thirty years ago, Curtis Cokes was the world-champion welterweight. Now, he trains young boxers and just wants to be recognized in his hometown.

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    September 11, 1997
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    February 6, 1997


    Police give back Erik Williams' "intimate" videos

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    January 30, 1997
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    September 12, 1996
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    August 15, 1996
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    January 18, 1996

    Evil's triumph at Texas Stadium

    Blesses are the Cheeseheads - even if they didn't make it to the Super Bowl

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