Latest On Cowboys’ David Irving

Cowboys defensive tackle David Irving has yet to suit up for the Cowboys this season and an ongoing issue could prevent him from contributing to the club going forward, as Brandon George and David Moore of the Dallas Morning News write. Irving is entangled in a custody battle for his daughter and was recently served with a restraining order from the mother of his child.

Irving was served with the temporary restraining order in early October. He did not take kindly to it, and reacted angrily towards the female processor. The defensive tackle yelled at the woman, waived the paperwork in her face, and may have made contact with the processor using the documents. Authorities are investigating the incident and may charge him with “offensive touching,” a misdemeanor.

Irving’s ex-girlfriend Angela Sanchez is seeking full custody of their child and wants the ability to take her daughter back to her home in California. That doesn’t sit well with Irving, and perhaps doesn’t bode well for his ongoing efforts to remain sober. Irving’s marijuana use landed him a four-game suspension to start the season, but he has not been consistently practicing with the team since being reinstated. His Cowboys teammates are understanding, but are also eager to see him rejoin the club.

He’s got to show up,” defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford said. “He’s got to show up to practice to play. He knows that. We know that. It’s obvious you have to know what we’re doing during the week. I feel like when he comes in he’ll get everything he needs to know to get out there on Sunday. “The issues that are going on with David are things that have to be handled, and that’s what he’s doing. He’s handling that. I don’t fault the man for handling what he has to handle as a man.”

Luckily for Crawford and the Cowboys, it sounds like things are trending in the right direction. Irving reported to the team on Thursday and coach Jason Garrett expects him to practice (Twitter link via Clarance Hill of the Star Telegram). If all goes well, it’s possible that Irving will rejoin the Cowboys for their Sunday showdown with the Jaguars.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. Idiot needs to be a better role model for his daughter and get on the field so he can earn a good contract next season and set her up financially for life. Instead, he’s allowing baby momma to trigger him, potentially jeapordizing his future and the future of his daughter. I was a United States Probation Officer for 30 years. Saw this type of nonsense play out time and time again. Lots of shortsighted, selfish people out there. So many people have little resources and this guy has a pot of gold just out of arms reach.

  2. Jimmy Johnson’s Ghost

    I’m fine with David Irving away from the field. This team needs to lose as many games as possible, hopefully land a pick in the top 10 next year, draft a QB and fire Jason Garrett. There is no hope for this season. If there is a Cowboy Fan out there that thinks this team can compete with the top teams in the NFC, I’d like me to meet them.

    • That’s YOUR master plan. Do you honestly think the Cowboys brass will follow that path? I remember desperately needing a running back and due to a stroke of luck the top back in the draft, Steven Jackson, fell to them. Rather than taking him the Cowboys traded back and took Julio Jones. I fell off the couch. This year they desperately needed a receiver but passed on Ridley, the best receiver in the draft. He’s scored more touchdowns than all the cowboys receivers combined this season I believe. We’ve said they should fire Garrett for years. He’s still there. We say they should lose and draft a qb. They’ll lose, sign Dak to a 5 year extension and draft a safety.

  3. Jimmy Johnson’s Ghost

    BTW Left Said, Julio Jones plays for the Falcons and Julius Jones was the RB Dallas drafted and passed on Ridley.

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