Irving (ankle) has missed multiple drug tests from the league office over the last few months, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram reports. The defensive lineman missed the first four games of the 2018 season due to his last violation of the league's substance abuse policy, and in the eyes of the NFL a missed test counts as another failed test. Irving has been dealing with a personal situation that has kept him away from the Cowboys' facilities, which likely explains why he wasn't available for testing, but whether the league will take that into consideration before issuing another suspension is unclear. Irving's also been dealing with an ankle injury since Week 7, and while the team avoided putting him on IR in case he was able to make it back for its playoff run, it seems highly unlikely he'll suit up again this year for the Cowboys even if they make it past the Rams on Saturday.
Irving (ankle) is ruled out for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Rams, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. Irving has not practiced since sustaining a high ankle sprain in Week 7 of the regular season. His recovery has been delayed due to personal issues. If the Cowboys are able to extend their season with a win against the Rams, Irving will work to return to practice next week.
Irving (ankle) is ruled out for Saturday's wild-card game against the Seahawks, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. Irving will remain sidelined for Dallas' playoff opener and miss his 10th consecutive game due to personal issues and a high-ankle sprain. Per Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Irving has resumed running on the ankle and could return to practice if the Cowboys manage to win extend their season.
Irving (ankle/personal) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports. Irving will miss his ninth straight game with the high-ankle sprain and personal issues. The 25-year-old currently has no timetable for his return, but Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reported earlier this week he isn't close to rejoining the team.
Irving (ankle/personal) will not practice Thursday, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports. Irving is trending towards missing his ninth straight game due to a high-ankle sprain and personal issues. The 25-year-old has not attended team meetings this week and is not close to returning to the team, according to Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News. It remains to be seen whether Irving will rejoin the Cowboys in a limited fashion during the playoffs.