A new team has emerged from the rumor mill as a potential landing spot for Tom Brady.
Appearing on WEEI’s “Dale & Keefe” on Friday, former Dallas Cowboy great Michael Irvin said he talked with “significant people” during Super Bowl week who mentioned a scenario where the Cowboys franchise tag quarterback Dak Prescott, trade him, and then sign the 42-year old Brady in free agency.
“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 on the show.
“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 said he and some "significant people" discussed this very premise at the Super Bowl. "I had a vodka cranberry in my hand and I put it down…" pic.twitter.com/l9uc4LFllm
— Dale & Keefe (@DaleKeefeWEEI) February 7, 2020
Irvin clarified his comments Sunday morning on Twitter, saying no one within the Cowboys organization told him about this idea.
— Michael Irvin (@michaelirvin88) February 9, 2020
Like Brady, the 26-year old Prescott will be a free agent this offseason and will command a big contract. The Cowboys and Prescott nearly agreed to an extension in September that would have made him a top-five-paid quarterback in the league.
The Cowboys now join the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers, among others, as teams who have been linked to Brady.
Brady will officially become a free agent on March 18 if he doesn’t reach an agreement with the Patriots.