Irving has received an indefinite suspension for violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. Irving kicked off the 2017 campaign with a four-game ban for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He proceeded to receive a suspension of similar length to start last season due to a violation of the substance abuse policy. Those transgressions and injuries have limited him to 10 games total the past two years, and he'll now have his work cut out for him to land an NFL gig in the future.
Irving (ankle) continues to be evaluated for a potential suspension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Irving was suspended the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's drug policy, and he could be facing another ban after he missed multiple drug tests during the season. Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports the NFL is investigating Irving for a domestic violence incident, which reportedly played a part in his lengthy absence from the Cowboys while nursing an ankle injury this past season. The 25-year-old defensive tackle is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and isn't expected to receive a contract offer from Dallas.
Irving (ankle) isn't expected to re-sign with the Cowboys, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports. Irving recorded four tackles and one sack across just two games with the Cowboys in 2018, as his season was derailed by personal issues and a high-ankle sprain. The Cowboys reportedly do not intend to pick up Irving's 2019 option, in which case the defensive tackle will become a free agent in March. It's worth noting there are reports that Irving missed multiple league-mandated drug tests in 2018.
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 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.
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