Cowboy’s Michael Irvin says he is cancer free

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 Dallas Cowboys great and current NFL Network personality Michael Irvin says he is cancer-free.

Irvin had announced last week that he had recently undergone a biopsy of his throat, with the fear that cancer may be present.

But in a jubilant Instagram post on Sunday, the Hall of Fame legend announced that the tests came back “100!% clean. NO CANCER!!!!!!”

He thanked his friends, family, and supporters for helping him get through the fear of a potential cancer diagnosis.

Irvin said he lost his voice after celebrating the Cowboys’ emotional home win over the Saints last November “and the problem persisted for almost 2 months.”

“After visiting some of the best throat Doctors they thought it to be wise to take a deeper look at the situation,” he said.

Irvin said he lost his father to throat cancer at the age of 51 and wants to be proactive in determining the cause of his recent issues.

The former All-Pro wide receiver has become an advocate for cancer awareness, including donning a pink suit on Super Bowl Sunday as part of a promise he made to two friends battling diseases:

Since 2009, Irvin has worked as an analyst for the NFL Network. He spent his entire 12-year playing career with the Cowboys from 1988-99. 

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