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Irvin: "I Like My Owner Being Around"

Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin has no problem with Jerry Jones' hands-on approach to ownership

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One of the many criticisms of Jerry Jones, often cited by his many critics, is that he is far too meddlesome as an owner, and has no place, say, moseying down to the sidelines during a game. But one former Cowboy, who played under Jones’ watchful eye, actually likes the degree of involvement seen in Dallas’ owner and general manager.

Michael Irvin, a Hall of Fame receiver, Ring of Honor member and arguably the greatest Cowboy in franchise history, believes that Jones’ involvement in the team can serve not only as a motivational tool for players, but to a point, a difference-maker in negotiations.

"I like my owner being around,'' Irvin said this week, per the Dallas Morning News. "If you are a dude who is going to bust his butt in practice every day, work like you're supposed to work, why would you not want your owner to see that?

"I want him to see it because when the time comes and I have to sit in front of him and do business, I don't have to convince him how hard I work. You were there. Stop playing. Let's do business.''

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