The Dallas Cowboys got off to a rough start this preseason as they not only lost the game to the Denver Broncos but also committed an insane amount of penalties that plagued them in 2021.
However, the ever-outspoken Michael Irvin was not only unworried about what he saw from the Cowboys over the weekend but made a wild claim of them going undefeated.
Appearing on ESPN’s “First Take” for Stephen A. Smith’s return, a fired-up Michael Irvin said that his former team has a chance of catching the undefeated ’72 Dolphins with one caveat:
“If the Dallas Cowboys clean up these penalties, they will be chasing the [undefeated] 1972 Miami Dolphins,” Irvin claimed. “When you got the No. 1 offense, clean up these penalties, they will be chasing the 1972 Dolphins. Did I say something crazy?”
He was dead serious.
The Cowboys led the NFL in penalties last year and after the preseason game, head coach Mike McCarthy said “The penalties are clearly too much.” But he doesn’t think it has anything to do with 2021.
The team went 12-5 in the 2021 campaign, winning the NFC East division, but they lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card round. They will now have to navigate the 2022 season without the services of players like Amari Cooper and Randy Gregory.