The son of legendary Washington Redskins cornerback Darrell Green, Jared Green, didn’t have any qualms about joining the Dallas Cowboys, his dad’s greatest rival through his Hall of Fame career. In fact as hard as it may be to believe, according to the Dallas Morning News, Jared Green--a second-year wide receiver--grew up wearing the jersey of Michael Irvin.
“I just had so much admiration for Michael Irvin and for my dad, I really wasn’t even rooting for a certain team,” Jared said recently. “I just had so much fun watching them go against each other.”
The younger Green said he recently had the opportunity to have dinner with Irvin.
“Learning from him from the receiver aspect and learning from my father at the DB aspect, you really can’t get any better than that,” Jared said. “I just feel very blessed and humble to be able to be raised by a hall of famer and to have close relationships to hall of famers.”
Green is expected to compete for that fifth receiver spot and, if he makes the team, he believes we could see something we never thought we’d see in a million years: His father, the great Darrell Green, in a Cowboys jersey.
“It would only make sense that a proud dad would wear his son’s jersey,” Jared said. “Any fan or any spectator should appreciate that.”
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