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Irvin: Cowboys Need Another Charles Haley

The Cowboys finished dead last in the league in total defense in 2013

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Irvin: Cowboys Need Another Charles Haley

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After watching the Dallas Cowboys squander lead after lead after lead in 2013, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin doesn’t believe there’s any great mystery as to what separates these teams of recent from the Super Bowl teams Irvin played for in Dallas.

To hear Irvin tell it--with all due respect to DeMarcus Ware--the Cowboys need another Charles Haley.

(DeMarcus) Ware, I love the sacks,” Irvin told 1310-AM The Ticket this week, via the Dallas Morning News. “I’m with Charles Haley in the back, and I was saying, you know, there is no way we’re going to make a drive and score and we go up six points, five points or whatever, I don’t even worry about it. There is no way you’re going to bring your offense back on this field and go through three third downs before Chucky hits you in the mouth. He ain’t going for it. It ain’t going to happen.

“Don’t get me with the first quarter sacks, I want them too. But I need them in the fourth quarter with the game on the line. Get that quarterback on his tail. As crazy as Chucky is, 99 percent of the time he’s going to get to the quarterback when I need him. I have to deal with his craziness just to get to the quarterback, and I’m willing to do that. We need some more Chucky’s.”

Irvin did acknowledge that finding another Charles Haley is no easy task.  

“You have to find those guys,” he said. “It’s not an easy thing. It’s not just about the talent. Physical talent is one thing. Winning championships on this level takes way more than just physical talent. It takes a union.”

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