Michael Irvin: Cowboys should fear facing Giants’ Beckham in future

Michael Irvin knows the Dallas Cowboys have one of the league’s best wide receivers in Dez Bryant, but the Hall of Famer believes their NFC East rival has one just as good. 

Irvin has seen the athleticism New York Giants’ rookie Odell Beckham Jr. showed this season, and he got a look at it first-hand as a coach at the Pro Bowl last weekend. 

"I was on the sideline with the Cowboys coaching staff and the one thing we talked a lot about was, ‘Man, you guys are going to have to deal with Odell Beckham Jr. for the next 10-15 years," Irvin said, according to NJ.com. "And they were like, ‘Yeah, we’ve got some real problems.’"

Beckham had 1,305 yards receiving yards and 12 touchdowns to earn NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. 

He made 91 receptions in 2014, but one stands out among the rest. The Cowboys escaped with a 31-28 road win in Week 12, but Beckham stole the show with a spectacular one-handed touchdown grab. 

"That boy is a bad man," Irvin said. "He’s just a bad player, a great player, doing great things early on in his career."


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