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The Cowboys announced Saturday that DT David Irving will not travel with the team for Sunday night's game at Houston. Irving did get activated Saturday after missing the 1st 4 games on league suspension but has barely practiced since last November. Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Irving stayed behind to deal with an "ongoing personal family matter that is out of his control" and that the team is supporting him through it. Irving will be a high-upside IDP once he's ready to play, but we'll have to wait to see when that will be. DT Maliek Collins also isn't traveling because of a knee injury.

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Cowboys DT David Irving will miss at least Monday night's game against the Titans after suffering a high ankle sprain this week. He told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this week that he could miss up to 4 weeks with the injury. That makes Irving droppable in most IDP leagues. We'll see how things progress.

For the 2nd straight year, the NFL has suspended Cowboys DT David Irving for the 1st 4 weeks of the regular season. Per multiple reports, this suspension comes under the league's substance-abuse policy. (Last year's was for PEDs.) Irving spent much of this offseason away from the team or working off to the side, with coaches revealing only that he was working through some "personal" issues. In his absence, former Raiders DT Jihad Ward saw reps with the 1st team. Ward could step in for Irving early this season if his intriguing play carries over into padded practices. Irving, meanwhile, posted big IDP numbers after missing the 1st quarter of last season. So he should remain on IDP radars. Whether he'll make sense in your league will depend on your scoring, lineup settings and roster depth.

Cowboys DT David Irving will miss his 4th straight game Sunday against the Eagles because of a concussion. That'll give him all offseason to recover. Let's hope it doesn't remain an issue into 2018.

Cowboys DT David Irving will miss his 3rd straight game Sunday against the Seahawks because of a concussion. It's a worryingly long absence for the young interior defender. We'll see when he's able to return.

Cowboys DT David Irving is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants after missing practice all week with a concussion. But players usually put in at least some practice time if they're on track to clear the protocol before the game. According to the Dallas Morning News, Irving is not expected to play. That takes a key piece out of a team defense you likely weren't using in fantasy anyway -- despite a nice Week 13 performance against Washington.

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