Rather than retiring Michael Irvin`s jersey, the Dallas Cowboys hold No. 88 in move as a badge of honor for extensive receivers.

Irvin joined Drew Pearson as the second one Cowboys wideout to don No. 88 and make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. However, the group has due to the fact that handed the quantity to Dez Bryant and CeeDee Lamb.

Speaking at the Out and About podcast, Irvin stated it "blows my mind" while human beings surprise why he would not need the Cowboys to retire his quantity.

"What takes place once they retire them, they positioned them withinside the rafters," Irvin stated. "And the most effective time they display it's miles while you go away time to enter eternity.

"He then imitated a broadcaster saying, "We misplaced Michael today ... returned to the game."

Instead of getting " seconds," Irvin referred to that everybody will bear in mind him while looking the modern No. 88.

The participant will remind them of Irvin once they flourish or have visitors lamenting that The Playmaker might have stuck it.

"Either way, I get my vegetation each Sunday."Dallas has in no way formally retired a quantity, however America's Team hasn't re-assigned Nos. 8, 12, or 22 in honor of Troy Aikman,

Roger Staubach, and Emmitt Smith.While the Cowboys have not positioned Irvin's numbers withinside the rafters,

Roger Staubach, and Emmitt Smith.While the Cowboys have not positioned Irvin's numbers withinside the rafters,