The Cowboys have become known for providing babysitters to follow their somewhat troubled young stars.
They’ve had Dez Bryant followed by someone for years now and now there 2nd round draft pick, Randy Gregory, seems to be in need of assistance. So who better to mentor the young man than Michael Irvin *hint of sarcasm*
“I try to build relationships with all the guys and say I’m here as a resource. You want to give them some help,” Irvin told theStar-Telegram. “I’m a firm believer that the game of football saves lives. It saved my life. There is no telling where these guys would end up.”
Irvin wasn’t the ideal citizen while he was a member of the Cowboys but he feels his experiences could help Gregory become a better person.
“Guys seem more comfortable talking to a guy who had situations himself,” Irvin said. “There is no indictment from me. I had my problems. Randy knows I’m saying it from the right place. The kid has been sincere. But imagine what it is going to be like when you are on top again. You can be an inspiration for millions of kids who made mistakes. They can say ‘Randy did it. I can too.”
The Cowboys must set aside a nice bit of their budget to pay all of these mentors and confidants. They surely have a good amount of players that can use one.