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Report: Cowboys DT David Irving suffers high-ankle sprain

We’ll have to see how serious the Irving injury turns out to be.

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UPDATE: It appears to be a high-ankle sprain, which is good because it can heal this year, but is bad because it can linger for a while.

If you were hoping for some good luck coming the Cowboys way off the bye week, you might want to keep hoping. According to Jane Slater of the NFL Network, Cowboys defensive tackle David Irving suffered an ankle injury in Thursday’s practice and was carted off the field.

Whenever they use the cart in practice, it tends to be bad news. We’ll hold out hope that it isn’t a severe injury this time.

Irving was suspended the first four games of the regular season, and missed his first game back dealing with family issues that held him out of practice. Irving has played in two games so far this year and has recorded a sack, and three tackles. After a rough start to the season for David Irving, he was hoping to get back to destroying quarterbacks and helping the Cowboys defense. His inside presence forces teams to play honest and not shift help to the outside to handle the defensive ends. He also can be very disruptive in the run game.

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