Michael Irvin, a former Dallas star, is among the many Cowboys Nation members upset by Sunday’s Wild Card defeat.
Irvin spoke out about why the Cowboys couldn’t beat the San Francisco 49ers during a recent appearance on 105.3 The fan.
The blame was placed on Dallas’ offensive weapons by the former five-time Pro Bowler.
“Emmitt [Smith] and I stood in that tunnel before every game. We looked at each other, we called ourselves double trouble, by land or by air. Before we hit the field, we said, ‘If we don’t show up, we got no shot. Period.’ That’s the whole reason we did that, because we knew if we didn’t show up, we got no shot,” Irvin explained, per Cowboys insider Jon Machota.
“Our stars didn’t show up [on Sunday]. We had no shot,” he added. “Whenever you got disorder [you get] dysfunction. We can’t have our stars putting up role player numbers like 31 yards rushing, one catch for 21 yards, 69 passer rating. And then have our role players putting up numbers like [Dalton] Schultz and [Cedrick] Wilson.
It’s a disorder. We want to make our star role players and our stars role play stars. This is a team dysfunction and a disorder.
Michael Irvin on @1053thefan on the Cowboys’ star players not showing up Sunday against the 49ers: pic.twitter.com/gn5rtmjbcC
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 20, 2022
Dak Prescott, Cowboys’ star quarterback, completed only 53.5% of his passes, for 254 yards, one touchdown, and one interception during the Cowboys’ 23-17 defeat. Elliott rushed for 31 yards on 12 carries, while CeeDee Lamb caught just one pass for 21 yards.
These stars performed well above their season averages.