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.
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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.