Cowboys second-round draft pick Randy Gregory is a talented football player with some off-field problems. Michael Irvin knows just where he’s coming from.

Irvin, the Hall of Fame Cowboys receiver who had his share of off-field problems, says he has already begun developing a relationship with Gregory in the hopes that Gregory will avoid the same mistakes Irvin made.

“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 the Star-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.”