Michael Irvin caught 750 passes for 11,904 receiving yards and 65 touchdowns in 12 years of regular-season play with the Dallas Cowboys.
Irvin compiled another 87 catches for 1,315 yards and eight touchdowns in the playoffs, helping the Cowboys to three Super Bowl titles in the 1990s.
And the Hall of Famer continues to interact with the league’s best receivers in more than a decade as an analyst for NFL Network.
Still, Irvin said Wednesday, he’d never heard from a receiver what Amari Cooper told him.
“One of the things we talked about is he said, ‘I don’t need 15-16 targets,’” Irvin said. “I’ve never heard a receiver say that. ‘I don’t need 15-16 targets a game, just give me my 8 or 9 and I’ll catch 7 or 8 passes.’
“It tells you he’s efficient. He’s efficient, and that’s a great thing.”