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Dallas Cowboys Legend May Have Cancer

He’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Receiver for Dallas Team

DALLAS--Dallas Cowboys legend Michael Irvin announced on Instagram last week that he might have throat cancer.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver said in the post he underwent testing last week.

In the post, Irvin said he was at the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Health doing tests. He wrote he lost his voice after the Cowboys beat the Saints last season, and the problem continued for almost two months.

Doctors decided to schedule a throat biopsy for Irvin, he said.

Irvin, 53, said in the post that his father died from throat cancer at the age of 51.

“This daemon has chased and vexed me deep in my spirit all my life,” Irvin said in the post. “So saying I am afraid this time is a big big understatement. I AM TERRIFIED!!”

Irvin had a brother die of stomach cancer in 2006. He was 46.

The former player asked for thoughts and prayers as he waits for the test results.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was shocked and concerned when told of Irvin’s situation at the NFL owners meeting Phoenix.

“I appreciate you guys telling me,” a visibly shaken Jones said. ..To read more, subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper