Michael Irvin's reported new TV gig will repulse Cowboys haters

Michael Irvin has a new TV gig that Cowboys haters are going to detest.
Sep 12, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; NFL GameDay Kickoff analyst Michael Irvin before the game at Bank
Sep 12, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; NFL GameDay Kickoff analyst Michael Irvin before the game at Bank / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Irvin hasn't taken part in NFL Network's coverage leading up to the regular season amid a suspension over misconduct allegations. The Dallas Cowboys legend was nixed from the network's Super Bowl coverage nearly sixth months ago and hasn't appeared on ESPN in any capacity, either.

Irvin has vehemently denied the allegations and even countered with a defamation lawsuit, but his work as an anlyst and broadcaster has been in limbo all offseason.

Irvin's future with NFL Network and ESPN remains up in the air, but he's reportedly secured a new gig in the meantime.

According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Irvin agreed to a deal to join Undisputed as a new co-host alongside mainstay Skip Bayless. Irvin will rotate with Richard Sherman and former Cowboys receiver Keyshawn Johnson, who was part of ESPN's latest laundry list of layoffs in June.

Cowboys legend Michael Irvin to join Skip Bayless on FS1's 'Undisputed'

FS1 has been searching for a new debate partner for Bayless ever since Shannon Sharpe left the show in June following a falling out with Bayless. Sharpe's been linked with a move to ESPN's "First Take" as one of Stephen A. Smith's cast of co-hosts, so we could have an unintended swap of two Hall of Famers on our hands.

We're not sure how Cowboys fans will take to this news.

Bayless is arguably the most obnoxious and insufferable personality in sports media. He spews contrarian takes -- sometimes highly offensive ones -- on the daily. He has zero credibility and is often overly critical of the Cowboys, but his shows continue to produce strong ratings for whatever reason.

One thing is for certain, and that is Cowboys haters won't take kindly to the news. Sharpe brought balance to the show as the anti-Cowboy personality. Who assumes that role now? We suppose Sherman or Johnson are capable, but having two pro-Dallas co-hosts is a Cowboys hater's worst nightmare come true.

As much as Cowboys fans (probably) can't stand Bayless, making haters of the team miserable is always a worthwhile consolation prize.

The big takeaway, though, is that Irvin has a new role on TV amid his suspension from NFL Network and ESPN.

It remains to be seen if Irvin will return to either platform, but it'd make much more sense for the three-time Super Bowl champ to continue with NFL Network and FS1 given the proximity of their studios in California.

Whatever happens, folks can expect a lot of yelling and Cowboys chatter on the newest version of "Undisputed."

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