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Report: David Irving will not play in New York

Looks like the Cowboys will be down one of their better pass rushers on Sunday.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Dallas Cowboys Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys are set to visit the New York Giants this Sunday, and it appears that they’ll do so without one of their better pass rushers.

David Irving has reportedly been ruled out of the contest.

Irving suffered a concussion during the team’s win over the Washington Redskins last Thursday. While he’s had longer than the usual week to heal and come back from it, concussions are scary business and can’t at all be predicted.

This would be the first game that David Irving will miss for the Cowboys this season that isn’t suspension-related. He was sidelined for the first four games and has come on strong ever since.

Many people envisioned this as a breakout season for David, who’s done very well along the interior of the Cowboys defensive line. Seven sacks through eight games is a stat line well worth bragging about.

As he missed the first four weeks of the season, Irving missed the first Cowboys and Giants showdown of 2017. Fellow pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence, who’s been great all year, had 1.5 sacks then, so hopefully he and the rest of the group are enough.

It’s worth noting that Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh is out for this game, so New York’s protection for new-starter Eli Manning (weird words) is hindered as well.

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