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Dallas Cowboys DT David Irving suspended again by NFL

Posted at 4:04 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 17:12:30-05

The NFL announced Friday that it has indefinitely suspended troubled Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle David Irving for violating the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Irving, 25. missed most of last season after playing in just two games.  The former Iowa State product was suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season for the second consecutive year due to substance abuse violations.

He then dealt with an injured ankle and personal problems that included a nasty custody battle with a former girlfriend.

Irving joined Dallas in 2015. Over his four seasons with the Cowboys, Irving played in 37 games, starting 10, and recorded 12½ sacks.

He earned a $2.9 million contract for last season after producing seven sacks in 2017.

Irving is set to become a free agent. Several reports have already noted the Cowboys were not planning to sign him for the 2019 campaign.