Michael Irvin doesn’t have hands. He has velvet-covered Vise-Grips – soft enough to secure 750 career receptions, strong enough to support the weight of three Super Bowl rings (and unwittingly gnash the knuckles of a certain card company marketing manager with a simple handshake).
For 12 seasons, the fiery Irvin used those massive mitts to make some of the most consequential catches of the 1990s. He also used them to carry the emotional compass of the Dallas Cowboys’ dynasty that won three championships in a span of four seasons.
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