Irvin Finalist for Hall of Fame

Former Cowboys wide receiver one of 15 finalists for the Hall of Fame.

Former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin and quarterbacks Dan Marino and Steve Young were three players among the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday.

Irvin was part of three NFL Championship teams for the Cowboys in the 1990's. During his 12 year career in Dallas, he caught 750 passes for 11904 yards and 65 touchdowns and was instrumental in leading the Cowboys back to the top of the National Football League.

In the postseason, Irvin caught 87 passes for 1314 yards and eight touchdowns.

Other nominees were LB Harry Carson, who played for the New York Giants in the 1970s and 1980s and was a member of the 1986 NFL champions; DE Richard Dent, the MVP for the Chicago Bears in the Super Bowl following the 1985 season; DE L.C. Greenwood, a member of Pittsburgh's "Steel Curtain" teams of the 1970s; OG Russ Grimm, a member of Washington's famed "Hogs," DE Claude Humphrey, who played for Washington and Philadelphia between 1968-81; OG Bob Kuechenberg, who played on Miami's 1972 undefeated champions, WR Art Monk, a member of three Super Bowl winners with Washington; Roger Wehrli, CB for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1969-82; and the late George Young, who built two Super Bowl winners as general manager of the Giants.

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