On Saturday, February 3, 2007 Michael Irving became the 10th Dallas Cowboy in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the 3rd Cowboy in the last 2 years. This was the third time Irvin made it to the final round of the selection process.
Michael Irvin, Wide Receiver
1988-1999 Dallas Cowboys – 12 seasons, 159 games
Cowboys’ first-round pick (11th overall) in 1988 draft
First rookie wide receiver to start a season opener for Dallas in more than 20 years.
Irvin’s 20.4-yards per catch average during his rookie year led the NFC
Led league with 1,523 yards on 93 catches in 1991
Had 1,000-yard seasons in all but one year from 1991-1998
In 1995, Irvin played his finest season: 111 catches for 1,603 yards. He also established an NFL record with 11 100-yard games and scored 10 touchdowns.
Cowboys made four straight appearances in NFC championship game (1992-1995) and won three Super Bowls
Finished career with 750 receptions for 11,904 yards and 65 TDs
Selected to five straight Pro Bowls
Picked for NFL’s all-decade team of the 1990s