The Dallas Cowboys have had quite the frustrating. So frustrating, in fact, franchise legends are chastising the team.
Former Cowboys great and Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin said on 105.3 The Fan the team has hit rock bottom. Dallas was flexed out of the Sunday Night Football slot for its Dec. 20 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers in favor of the Week 15 matchup between the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants.
Irvin is astounded things have gotten so bad the Cowboys were flexed out for the Browns:
“Can you imagine, man, the Dallas Cowboys flexed out for the Cleveland Browns? Honestly, that’s a new low,” Michael Irvin said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “That’s just absolutely a new low.”
The decision makes all the sense in the world for the NFL.
The Cowboys legend is alluding to the Browns’ reputation as a losing organization. Yet, Cleveland is on the verge of its first playoff appearance since 2002 after a 9-3 start. Additionally, the Giants have overcome an 0-5 start to take the lead in a woeful NFC East. New York even stunned the Seattle Seahawks last weekend despite missing starting quarterback Daniel Jones.
Meanwhile, Cowboys can only wallow in the sorrows of a season plagued by injuries and horrific defensive performances.
Dak Prescott’s early-season ankle injury was always going to make it harder for Dallas to reach the playoffs. Injuries up front have all but eradicated the team’s playoff hopes, especially with the defense continuing to struggle.
The Cowboys entered the season with big expectations. But Irvin feels Dallas getting flexed out by the Browns cements a new low for the franchise.