Michael Irvin is trying to quell some of the Tom Brady mania he incited on Friday.

The former Cowboys receiver told WEEI’s Dale & Keefe that “some very significant people” indicated the Cowboys may be interested in pursuing Brady this offseason.

“I am telling you right now, at the Super Bowl in Miami, some very significant people that I had conversations [with were] leaning in that same direction [of Dallas pursuing Brady],” he said on Friday. “It was shocking. I had a vodka cranberry in my hand and when they said it to me, I put the drink down and said, ‘Let’s talk a little bit more about this.’ I promise you, I had a conversation with people, I can’t tell you who, about that same scenario going down.”

The far-fetched scenario Irvin mentioned involved the Cowboys putting the $26.9 million franchise tag on 26-year-old Dak Prescott, who would otherwise become an unrestricted free agent come March 18. The team would then either try to trade him or allow another team to pitch him an offer that they would not match, freeing them up to make a run at the Patriots’ six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback.

Two days later, the NFL Network broadcaster backtracked by saying “significant people” did not include members of the Cowboys organization.

“I never said Jerry [Jones] or anyone in the organization said this to me. It was NOT anyone with the @dallascowboys,” Irvin tweeted Sunday morning.

In response to the retraction, Irvin further reiterated on Twitter that he never meant to imply anyone from the Cowboys spoke to him about this.

“This is AMAZING!! Not once did I say anything about any1 in the ⁦@dallascowboys⁩ organization speaking w me regarding ⁦@TomBrady⁩. 😂😂😂”

Michael Irvin, Tom Brady, Dak Prescott
Michael Irvin, Tom Brady, Dak PrescottGetty Images

The Cowboys are the newest addition to the expanding list of potential Brady suitors. The Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have all been mentioned as landing spots for the 42-year old signal-caller.

Brady is set to enter free agency this offseason for the first time in his 20-year career if he and the Patriots cannot agree on a new contract by March 18. According to Spotrac, he earned $23 million in 2019. He stands to earn at least $30 million on the crowded quarterback free-agent market.

As a former fourth-round pick, Prescott was one of the lowest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL last year with a $2.025 million base salary, according to Spotrac. He reportedly turned down an offer in September that would have made him a top-five earner among quarterbacks.

Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones told the Dallas Morning News on Friday that the team’s goal is to “avoid” exercising the franchise tag and to sign Prescott to a long-term extension.

“We want to get a deal done,” Jones said. “We’re going to roll up our sleeves and when these things get momentum, they get done, but both sides [have] got to be in a place where we think we’re within shouting distance of getting something done.”