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Report: David Irving hasn’t been in meetings or at practice due to personal issue, status in doubt

An update of sorts on David Irving.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

David Irving has played in two games this season for the Dallas Cowboys. We haven’t seen him since the final game before the bye week back on October 21st.

Irving has been dealing with a high-ankle sprain, but on Tuesday it was reported that he was also dealing with a personal issue. He has had issues off the field that are well-chronicled and his personal life is more important anything that can happen on the football field, but according to the report he has missed team meetings and practices as a result of it all coupled with his injury.

There are five regular season games remaining for the Cowboys and Irving will at least miss another one this Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints. Dallas will get a mini-bye after this game in preparation of next week’s contest against the Philadelphia Eagles, but it sounds like things are simply in a wait-and-see mode when it comes to Irving.

The Cowboys gave David Irving a second-round tender last offseason so contractually they are tied to him only through this season. With only two games on his ledger so far and potentially only six at an absolute maximum, it’s difficult to envision what kind of deal he could get on the open market.

Of course, that’s just the football of it all. Things with Irving are obviously at a point personally where he has to take care of them, and the Cowboys are clearly respectful of that. For now we will all have to wonder if and when we ever see him play again and hope all the best for him in his life.

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