Cowboys still deciding whether to use first-round tender on David Irving

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The Cowboys will tender restricted free agent defensive lineman David Irving, but they still have not determined whether to place a first- or second-round tender on him, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports.

A first-round tender is $4.3 million, while a second-round tender is $3 million but increases the chances another team could present Irving with an offer sheet.

Irving, 24, had seven sacks in eight games last season. He missed four games while serving a suspension for performance enhancing drugs and four others with a concussion.

He had four sacks in 2016, including one against Aaron Rodgers when he won NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

13 responses to “Cowboys still deciding whether to use first-round tender on David Irving

  1. Something just seems a little fishy that they have made this such an ongoing story. If they go ahead with the 2nd round tender, that has got to mean they are open to flipping him elsewhere. If they really want to keep him, they’d go with the 1st.

  2. When he’s on the field he looks unstoppable. He’s just not always on the field.

  3. One of my favorite memories from last season was watching him get continuously trap-blocked in the Eagles game, never once realizing that they were doing the same thing over and over again.

    They’re certainly not tendering him for his intellect!

  4. Give him a 1st round tender. With as much cap $$ as is reportedly out there, some team with cash burning a hole in their pocket will be foolish enough to make him an offer.

  5. Change his number to 78 and he looks like a young Leon Lett. When he plays DE he’s a terror and sheds blocks well when playing in the middle. As long as he behaves himself off the field, the kid has a really big upside. And that’s the $64,000.00 question. If I was Jerry, I’d take that bet.

  6. discdistance says:
    March 5, 2018 at 5:16 pm
    Something just seems a little fishy that they have made this such an ongoing story. If they go ahead with the 2nd round tender, that has got to mean they are open to flipping him elsewhere. If they really want to keep him, they’d go with the 1st.
    —————
    Well, yeah. The PED suspension and obligatory misused ‘supplement’ excuse is a red flag not to mention whatever got him kicked off Iowa State. Also, he is kind of strange apparently. He was looking for a nipple ring on the field he wore during a training camp practice after it was ripped off during a play. Don’t ask me why he was wearing it.
    He sure does flash big time and who knows if it can be consistent. However, signing him from the KC practice squad and getting a 2nd is nice.

    It’s really not fishy, just an odd situation.

  7. He is talented….but you cannot afford him and Lawrence.
    Also you cannot tie all your money up with either of these
    guys …one yes …which seems to be Lawrence. He seems
    more talented and a little less crazy. Irving just seems to be
    an ongoing drama. Always something with him. He tries to
    pretend he has cleaned up his act ..but then screws up.

  8. Well IMO there isn’t ANY consistantcy with Irving, if he would put together a 16 game season like DLaw that Dline would be tough, that’s a huge IF and also we need to sign Hitchens as well but I don’t see that happening. Would love to see a trade for Thomas and our secondary would be on its way up and then solidify our Lbs and we have the makings of a top 10 Def

  9. Irving is the “missing link” on that line to draw attention from Lawrence. That also opens up Collins and Taco. Sign the Man. If someone offers him with a First Round Tender, your team just moved forward Big Time with a second First Round Pick! Easy math! If no offer, you got a young stud that just needs more grooming to handle the money and fame.

  10. Need to keep both to push the best SB run
    This is done by advantaging a very young secondary to optimize turnovers in both the secondary and the backfield as well😜
    If we lose Irvin to a poacher we at the least get a first rounder in return🙄
    Best case scenario, they both ball out and we shed other less than next season to keep our defense tops
    Defense does win championship🤗
    Last note:
    A Dak-friendly offense is a dominate defense who like Matt Patricia defense kept giving Brady the ball back after several turnovers in the SB for the biggest deficit overcome to date😎
    And in return Prescott will gain more experience/confidence and keep the defense rested as 2016😋
    A Dak friendly offense is a well balanced team with depth😉

  11. Oh god Jerry you even have to try to get publicity off of this. Aint no one giving you a second rounder for no David Irving. So just tender the guy and stop with the manufactured drama.

    That team is never winning again. Not until that whole family is exercised from the franchise.

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