We are still waiting on the rest of the injury report, but it looks like we already know the fate of defensive tackle David Irving. He was hurt in practice on Thursday with a high-ankle sprain, and the team was performing an MRI on it today to get a more accurate diagnosis. Regardless of the results, Irving is already ruling himself out for Monday night.
David Irving said he will not play in Monday's game. He's got a high-ankle sprain and he's awaiting results from the MRI exam. Irving is wearing a protective boot on his left ankle.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) November 2, 2018
It’s another blow to Irving’s season which has been disrupted by suspension, family issues and now injury. He has only appeared in two games this season and will miss at least one more game. The Cowboys were hoping that once Irving was over the initial four-game suspension that he could come in and be a force at defensive tackle, creating a push in the pocket that would disrupt quarterbacks and running backs alike. So far, that isn’t happening with any regularity due to his limited snaps.
We’ll update the post with the rest of the injury report when it becomes available.
[UPDATE]: The rest of the injury report.
The good news is that guard Zack Martin was a limited participant in today’s practice. The bad news is that Randy Gregory and Geoff Swaim join David Irving, Tavon Austin and Joe Thomas as DNP’s. Gregory and Swaim still have another practice to show they might be able to play on Monday.