The hopes that David Irving will play on Sunday night took a hit today when Jason Garrett announced he wouldn’t practice again. Irving hasn't practiced since the conclusion of the Washington game, a game where he sustained a concussion. Unless he gets much better quickly, it doesn’t sound like the Cowboys will have him available when the team travels to Oakland.
Irving is a monster in the middle and a key piece to the Cowboys pass rush. He usually demands a double team and that frees up other players to get to the quarterback. And as we’ve seen, sometimes a double team isn’t enough and he gets his own sacks. He will be missed as the Cowboys are particularly thin at defensive tackle. They’ve lost Stephen Paea and Brian Price so far this year, leaving Maliek Collins as the only real trust-worthy piece in the middle.
Orlando Scandrickk is also unlikely to through a full practice today, if he practices at all, and the speculation is that he will also miss his second straight game. The only other player that seems very unlikely to play on Sunday is wide receiver Brice Butler.