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05 August 2007

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Irvin kissed his hall bust before he capped the riveting ceremony with preacher's intensity. His eyes wet, his words coming slowly and emphatically, he commended Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and fellow "Triplets" Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman for motivating him. He saluted Cowboys fans, but saved his most moving tributes for the relatives who stuck with him through three Super Bowl wins and all the difficulties away from the field.


By "relatives who stuck with him through three Super Bowl wins and all the difficulties away from the field," he meant his fellow tenants at what Nate Newton referred to as:

"a little place over here where we're running some whores in and out, trying to be responsible, and we're criticized for that, too."

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