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Cowboys Help Irvin to Pro Bowl Triumph

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 25: Left to right NFL vice president Merton Hanks, Darren Woodson and Michael Irvin pose with the Pro Bowl trophy after the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 25, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    The Cowboys finished their year by winning a game in Glendale. A late-January win at the site of the Super Bowl never rang so hollow.

    Team Irvin got a late touchdown catch from the Saints’ Jimmy Graham and several contributions from seven Cowboys to win the Pro Bowl, 32-28, Sunday night. On the same field next Sunday the Seahawks and Patriots will play for the NFL championship.

    Though they still feel an officiating error cost them a chance at playing in the Super Bowl, the Cowboys, their coaching staff and a sellout crowd of over 63,000 enjoyed the Pro Bowl.

    Quarterback Tony Romo completed 4 of 6 passes for 43 yards. DeMarco Murray gained 18 yards on three carries and caught a 9-yard pass. And tight end Jason Witten caught 4 passes for 32 yards. The bulk of the Cowboys’ representatives played on Team Irvin, the Ring of Honor member.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.