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Several Cowboys greats receive thanks from Peter King in his final MMQB column

Deion Sanders’ Prime Prep Academy has reportedly decided to surrender its charter. The board will vote formally on the matter tonight.
Deion Sanders’ Prime Prep Academy has reportedly decided to surrender its charter. The board will vote formally on the matter tonight. WFAA.com

Peter King has called it a career at Sports Illustrated.

And in his last column for the outlet, he thanked a number of current and former NFL players, including several Cowboys greats.

First up was hall-of-famer Michael Irvin. King briefly recalled when the outspoken pass catcher drove him to a strip club for an interview.

The veteran longtime NFL reporter and columnist also described how former Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson once threatened him after having a few beers.

He then discussed controversial cornerback Deion Sanders. King wanted to stress how special it was that Sanders played two profession sports, sometimes in the same season.

Five years ago, King started his own vertical on SI's website titled 'The Monday Morning Quarterback.' On The MMQB, King continued writing, while also overseeing the hiring and content of several notable NFL writers.

Now, though, King will scaling back his workload and will only produce his column and content for NBC Sports digital platforms. He will also serve as contributor on the Sunday night “Football Night in America” show.

Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is a big fan of his former owner, Jerry Jones, whom Sanders believes should be in the Class of 2017.

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