The 24-year-old played in only eight games last season, missing the first four with a suspension and the final four with a concussion, but in between he was a force on the defensive line, collecting seven sacks and six passes defended. Irving could well receive a contract offer from another club given his upside, even at the cost of a second-round pick, but the Cowboys would still have the right to match it and keep him in the fold.
Irving enters 2018 as a restricted free agent and played only eight games this season, but still finished second on the team with seven sacks. The Cowboys likely want Irving to return, given his impact when on the field, but clearly are hesitant to commit long term due to the injury issues.
Irving did not practice again this week and will finish the season with four straight missed games due to lingering symptoms from a concussion. The Cowboys' depth at defensive tackle could be tested once again Sunday with Richard Ash (shoulder) listed as questionable.
Irving (concussion) didn't practice Thursday and isn't expected to play Sunday against the Eagles, Jori Epstein of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Irving has been sidelined for the past three weeks due to lingering symptoms from the concussion he suffered Nov. 30 against Washington. Since he has yet to clear the NFL's concussion protocol and has yet to practice this week, it seems highly unlikely that he would suit up for the season finale, even if he's able to practice in some capacity Friday. Look for Maliek Collins (foot) to serve as the Cowboys' nose tackle Sunday.
Irving (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Irving has yet to clear the league-mandated concussion protocol and will miss his third consecutive game. Lewis Neal and Daniel Ross could be in line for heavily increased workloads Sunday with Richard Ash (shoulder) listed as questionable.
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