Michael Irvin backtracks report on Tom Brady and the Cowboys

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Dallas Cowboys legend Michael Irvin made noise last week, indicating that he had spoken to multiple people who believe his former team could trade Dak Prescott and sign impending free-agent quarterback Tom Brady.

“I am telling you right now, at the Super Bowl in Miami, some very significant people that I had conversations (with were) leaning in that same direction,” Irvin said. “It was shocking. I had a vodka cranberry in my hand and when they said it to me I put the drink down and said, ‘Let’s talk a little bit more about this.’ I promise you, I had a conversation with people, I can’t tell you who, about that same scenario going down.”

Irvin’s comments raised eyebrows, especially given that they came after the Cowboys publicly stated that Prescott was their guy while displaying a lack of interest in Brady.

Less than a week later, and Irvin is backtracking from his original statement.

“I never said I talked to anybody with the Cowboys,” Irvin told Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I made sure I said significant people involved in the process. I said what somebody said. That should no way be taken as those are my thoughts on what should happen,” Irvin said. “Ain’t no way in world that should happen. That would be insane. Are you kidding me? Are you out of your mind? It’s over for Tom.”

This continues to come up primarily due to Brady’s status as an impending free agent and the Cowboys’ inability to sign Prescott to an extension ahead of free agency next month.

Is it possible? Yes. Is it likely? Not in the least. The 42-year-old Brady is almost old enough to be Prescott’s father. There’s no legitimate reason to believe Dallas would trade in the 26-year-old Pro Bowler for a player in the twilight of his career.

Even then, we’re talking about America’s Team and America’s Quarterback. Any time the two are linked, even around the NFL water cooler, it’s news.