David Irving
David Irving
25-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Dallas Cowboys
Out
Injury Suspension
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Despite missing half the season in 2017 due to a four-game PED suspension and a concussion, Irving still set career highs in sacks, passes defended and tackles while establishing himself as a potent force on the Cowboys' defensive line alongside DeMarcus Lawrence. While off-field issues date back to his college days, making him a risky player to rely on, Irving's combination of length and athleticism will make him an IDP asset on a per-game basis. Unfortunately for the soon-to-be 25-year-old, he violated the substance abuse policy and incurred a four-game ban to kick off this season, so he won't take the field until Week 5 for the second consecutive campaign. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $2.91 million contract with the Cowboys in March of 2018.
Rejoins team for conditioning work
DTDallas Cowboys
Suspension
September 12, 2018
Irving (suspension) reported to the Cowboys' team facility Tuesday and took part in strength and conditioning work, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.
ANALYSIS
Irving is serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy and won't be eligible to rejoin the Cowboys for practice until Oct. 1, but it's good to see that he's being proactive about staying in shape while he remains unable to play. Once formally reinstated, Irving could have a limited role in the defensive game plan Week 5 against the Texans while he eases back in, but he'll likely see his snap counts increase in the games to follow. The 25-year-old was a dominant pass rusher from the interior during a half season of action in 2017, logging a career-high seven sacks and batting down six passes.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
489
54
2017
337
35
Dallas Cowboys Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
Irving began to emerge last year as a big-play threat for the Cowboys, forcing three fumbles in Week 6 against the Packers and racking up three total sacks in Weeks 15 and 16, but he wasn't able to make much of a contribution between those performances. At 6-7, he has the length and athleticism to reach the QB and disrupt passing lanes, but he's a risky IDP option until he develops more consistency. Before he can embark on this path, Irving will miss the first four games of the season due to a PED suspension.
Will attempt to earn a reserve role on the defensive line.
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In treatment for substance abuse
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Suspension
August 20, 2018
Irving (suspension) is undergoing treatment for substance abuse problems in California, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Will miss beginning of camp
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Suspension
July 24, 2018
Irving (suspension) won't report to the start of training camp and has been excused by the Cowboys, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Suspended four games
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Suspension
June 15, 2018
Irving was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Expected to report for minicamp
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June 12, 2018
Irving is expected to be at practice Tuesday for the beginning of the Cowboys' mandatory minicamp, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Working to get back in shape
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May 23, 2018
Irving won't participate during Wednesday's OTA practice while he focuses on conditioning work, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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