Cowboys’ David Irving Banned Indefinitely

Defensive tackle David Irving was suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, according to a league press release. The Cowboys were reportedly ready to let Irving walk in free agency due to a variety of issues, but this marks the second indefinite ban to a Cowboys defender in the last week. 

Just days ago, linebacker Randy Gregory was hit with an indefinite suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy for the umpteenth time. Irving, meanwhile, has been battling his own demons and had a tumultuous 2018 season.

For the second time in a row, Irving missed the start of the year with a drug suspension. Then, he was entangled in a custody battle for his daughter last year and was served with a restraining order from the mother of his child. He suited up just twice for Dallas in 2018.

In 2017, he missed eight games between his suspension and late-season concussion.In between, though, he was terrific, as he registered seven sacks in eight games.

Irving was in line to receive interest from teams looking to beef up the front seven, but he has some serious hurdles to clear before he can think about retaking the field.

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14 comments on “Cowboys’ David Irving Banned Indefinitely

  1. jackmarcus22

    What a challenge that must be, to lay off the foreign substances for the sake of making millions of dollars because you have a god given ability. Moron.

  2. sportsfan101

    Nfl could create a dang pro bowl team with guys on suspension for violating the substance abuse policy.

    • left

      Uh, every team in the National Felons League is filled with mouth breathing violators like Gregory and Irving; including your team.

  3. connfyoozed

    To save time and aggravation, why not just ban the entire Cowboys team indefinitely?

    • PeterDipersio

      Because then we wouldn’t get to hear you cry every time they beat your team!

  4. Breezy

    I actually had hope that Randy Gregory turned a corner, and was focused on football. David Irving, not so much.

    • 94yankees

      Are the drugs better in Dallas? Just seems like historically they have more problems there than other teams

      • PeterDipersio

        Yeah the drugs are better in Dallas and the soap opera’s are better in Pittsburgh!

  5. PeterDipersio

    Release both him and Gregory! If those two can’t understand between making millions of dollars and snorting cocaine up their noses , then they should never play football again!

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