Dallas Cowboys Oct 16, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys helmet on the bench against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys fans aren’t the only ones furious with their loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Former Cowboys players are also angry at how the team played.

One Dallas legend who was particularly upset was Michael Irvin. The Hall of Fame wide receiver went viral with his rant about the Cowboys’ loss and he let them have it.

“When I got [to Dallas], I understood the men before me — they built the Dallas Cowboys. They made this America’s Team. They put a championship on the table before I got here,” Irvin said. “My job while I was here is to match what they have done because they built it. They handed it to me. Put my damn championship on the table. That’s all we ask. Put your damn championship on the table, and you couldn’t do it.”

A lot of fans felt like the Cowboys had an easy route to the NFC Championship after finishing second in the NFC behind the San Francisco 49ers. They had home-field advantage until then, but couldn’t take advantage of it.

Irvin wasn’t the only one expressing disappointment, Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith also expressed his anger.

“Our defense, I guess they left their mental in Frisco, Texas versus bringing it to Arlington today. I guess they left the intensity in the old-school Valley Ranch place because that didn’t transfer either. And offensively, as much as I love Dak Prescott, but the mistakes that we made offensively was just — it was absolutely atrocious,” Smith said in an Instagram post.

Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant also expressed how troubled he was by the loss.

Cowboy owner Jerry Jones seemed to have no words or answers for what happened Sunday. Now we wait to see if he plans to do anything about it. He’s likely to make some decisions regarding head coach Mike McCarthy and some of the players very soon.

{Dez Bryant, Michael Irvin, Dallas Morning News}

About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.