Cowboys Re-Sign David Irving

The Cowboys announced they have officially re-signed restricted free agent defensive lineman David Irving. The tendered deal is for one year at $2.9MM. 

Signed off of Kansas City’s practice squad in 2015, Irving emerged as a playmaker in limited action in 2016 by logging four sacks and four forced fumbles. His 2017, however, was cut short due to a concussion and a four-game suspension at the season’s outset. Despite only playing eight games, he still managed to record seven sacks, the second most on the team behind DeMarcus Lawrence.

With Irving back, the Cowboys return the nucleus of a shockingly effective defensive front from a year ago. The team could also add a pass rusher like Boston College’s Harold Landry or a run-stuffer up the middle with Washington’s Vita Vea in the upcoming draft.

If he delivers another season similar to his 2017 campaign, Irving could be in store for a big payday in the 2019 offseason.

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5 comments on “Cowboys Re-Sign David Irving

  1. Mikel Grady

    Vita vea should be gone at #19. Would love to see him on cowboys.

    • RockHard

      He’s one of those guys whose production will never live up to that high of a draft pick because he’ll be eating 2 blocks every play..Nose tackles don’t have a huge impact on the game, I’d be disappointed if he was the cowboys pick

      • Michael Chaney

        That’s exactly why you draft a good nose tackle…if he’s eating two blocks on every play then he’s doing his job


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