Irving said he's currently in the league's reinstatement process, Selby Lopez of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Irving was handed an indefinite suspension -- the third ban in three years -- by the NFL in March of 2019 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, and shortly after that, the defensive tackle said he was done with football, citing his frustrations with the league's policies. The 26-year-old wants to get another chance in the NFL, and he may need to sit out a few games if he's, in fact, reinstated. Irving is currently a free agent.
Irving (suspension) said he doesn't want to play in the NFL anymore, ESPN.com reports. "Basically, guys, I quit," Irving said. "I don't want to talk about a suspension and all this other nonsense. I'm outta there."
Irving released a video Thursday on Instagram Live, discussing his frustrations with the NFL's substance abuse policy while he appeared to be smoking marijuana. The Cowboys aren't expected to re-sign the 25-year-old defensive tackle, as he recently was handed his third suspension in the past three years. It now seems Irving will consider retirement, or at least a prolonged break from his football career.
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 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.
Irving (ankle) will not play Sunday against the Buccaneers, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Irving was unable to practice in any capacity this week. As of Wednesday, Irving isn't considered close to returning to game action. The Iowa State product will miss his eighth straight game Sunday with a high ankle sprain, and he may only get back to a limited role by the time the postseason rolls around.
Irving (ankle) can't run without limping and isn't considering close to returning to game action, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Irving has been sidelined for the past seven games with a high-ankle sprain and looks poised to extend that streak to eight Sunday against the Buccaneers. At this point, Irving might not be ready to play again until the postseason, at which time he may only be asked to play a minor rotational role along the defensive line.
Owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that he expects Irving (ankle) to play again this season, David Helman of the Cowboy's official site reports.
"I do expect him [Irving]," Jones said. "He's limited on how he's moving around right now, but he's working to get viable." This is about as vague as health updates get, but it inspires some hope that Irving -- who has missed seven consecutive games due to an ankle sprain -- will suit up during the Cowboys' likely playoff run. Irving's participation in practice will be worth monitoring heading into a Week 16 matchup against the Buccaneers.
Irving (ankle) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Colts, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Irving didn't participate in practice all week and will miss his seventh straight game. According to Calvin Watkins of The Athletic, Jerry Jones said Tuesday that Irving had a shot to play in Week 15, so it's reasonable to think he's trending up for Week 16's game versus the Buccaneers.
Irving (ankle) has a shot to suit up against the Colts on Sunday, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports.
Irving has missed six straight games due to a high-ankle sprain, and was unable to practice in any capacity last week. His participation in Wednesday's first practice of the week will be worth monitoring, but Irving still faces an uphill battle to retake the field Sunday in Indianapolis.
Irving (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Irving was unable to practice in any capacity this week, and he will miss his sixth straight game due to a high ankle sprain. Expect Caraun Reid to continue to receive an increased workload as long as Irving remains sidelined.
Irving (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Irving has missed five straight games due to a high ankle strain, and his status for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Eagles is murky at best. If the 25-year-old is unable to go Week 14, Caraun Reid will once again receive an uptick in snaps.
Irving (ankle) is ruled out for Thursday's game against the Saints, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Irving did not practice in any capacity this week, and will miss his fifth straight game as he continues to nurse a high ankle sprain. The 25-year-old has also been dealing with off-the-field issues, according to Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News, so it's difficult to discern when, or if, Irving will retake the field this season. As long as Irving remains sidelined, Caraun Reid will serve as the top backup to starting defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford.
Irving (ankle) has been absent from team practices and meetings while dealing with off-the-field issues, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
On top of off-the-field concerns, Irving is still rehabbing a high ankle sprain and hasn't seen the field since Week 7. It's unclear when, or if, the Iowa State product will rejoin the Cowboys. In the meantime, however, Caraun Reid will remain the top backup to starter Tyrone Crawford as long as Irving remains sidelined.
Irving (ankle) is ruled out for Thursday's game against the Redskins, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Irving will miss his fourth straight game due to a lingering ankle injury. The rotational defensive tackle was unable to practice in any capacity this week, and does not appear to be nearing a return to full health. Caraun Reid will remain the top backup to starter Tyrone Crawford as long as Irving remains sidelined.