Michael Irvin smothering NY Giants before Week 1 could come back to haunt Cowboys

The Cowboys legend doesn't see any path to victory for the NY Giants.
Apr 28, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Hall of famer Michael Irvin on stage before the first round of the
Apr 28, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Hall of famer Michael Irvin on stage before the first round of the / Gary Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It doesn't get much better than the Dallas Cowboys vs NY Giants in primetime to kickstart a new season. Dak Prescott has dominated this rivalry, but a road game in MetLife Stadium in front of a rabid Giants fan base that's oozing confidence again won't come easy for Prescott and company.

Former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin doesn't see it that way.

If you haven't heard, Irvin recently agreed to a deal to join "Undisputed" as a rotating co-host alongside Skip Bayless. In previewing the Week 1 matchup between the NFC East rivals, Irvin and Bayless made it clear they expect the Cowboys to emerge victorious.

When Keyshawn Johnson pushed back in support of the Giants, Irvin practically guaranteed a Cowboys win with a scalding hot take.

Michael Irvin all but guarantees Cowboys win over NY Giants in Week 1

The only way Irvin sees the Giants squeezing out a victory? If both Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush (!) get injured. That would force Trey Lance, who likely has a limited understanding (at best) of the playbook, to step in at quarterback.

Johnson did his best to make a case for the Giants, but Irvin's take left the former Cowboy and Bayless speechless, which doesn't happen often.

Irvin is obviously a huge Cowboys homer -- which is awesome -- but was it necessary for the Hall of Famer to disrespect New York to this extent? Everyone understands Dallas has more talent, but giving Brian Daboll's squad bulletin board material days before kickoff could come back to haunt Irvin and the Cowboys.

The Giants are a much-improved team. They upset the Vikings in the playoffs and added tight end Darren Waller and linebacker Bobby Okereke in free agency, as well as corner Deonte Banks and wideout Jalin Hyatt in the draft.

New York is plenty good enough to catch the Cowboys sleeping ... or capitalize on a lousy performance from Dallas. Irvin seeing no path to victory for the Giants and doubled down multiple times is the definition of providing a rival with bulletin board material.

That seldom ends well.

Prescott has won 10 straight games against Big Blue. You don't think Daboll has that locker room ready to hand the Cowboys a beatdown? At the very least, the Giants will bring their A-game and Irvin just gave them extra motivation. This clip has absolutely made the rounds in the Giants' clubhouse already.