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Cowboys tender David Irving

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Defensive end David Irving’s 2016 season featured a couple of Sundays when he looked like one of the best players on the field and the Cowboys aren’t going to let any future flashes take place in a different uniform.

Irving completed his second NFL season, leaving him set to be an exclusive rights free agent this offseason. The Cowboys have tendered Irving, leaving him with the choice of playing in Dallas for $615,000 and playing nowhere at all.

Irving was named the NFC’s defensive player of the week for Week Six when he forced three fumbles and sacked Aaron Rodgers during a 30-16 win over the Packers at Lambeau Field. He had 1.5 sacks and a slew of quarterback hits against the Bucs in Week 15 and added another 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble against the Lions the next week.

Irving was also ejected against the Browns for a fight with Cleveland offensive lineman Cam Erving, so it was an eventful second year in Dallas. More of the same in 2017 should lead to a bigger contract at some point down the road.

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6 Responses to “Cowboys tender David Irving”
  1. streetyson says: Mar 7, 2017 8:57 AM

    “leaving him with the choice of playing in Dallas for $615,000 and playing nowhere at all.”
    Or playing for more money at Dallas if he refuses to sign it and threatens to quit the NFL and Dallas is keen enough to offer more money. Or even playing somewhere else if the Boys subsequently get a mega-offer for him.

  2. SparkyGump says: Mar 7, 2017 8:58 AM

    Aldon Smith without the baggage. With a little more work, he could be the Cowboys best pass rusher.

  3. cosnow73 says: Mar 7, 2017 9:12 AM

    Dude is a beast, is still a work in progress, but has a high ceiling… keep working on him Rod!

  4. sportoficionado says: Mar 7, 2017 10:05 AM

    Best signing of the offseason thus far.

  5. trophylessvikings says: Mar 7, 2017 10:12 AM

    A Dallas Cowboy fighting on the field!? I am shocked that such actions would occur on such a classy team.

  6. gauchosporlife says: Mar 7, 2017 10:18 AM

    All he needs to work is consistency.

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