Mike Fisher first reported that Cowboys DE David Irving failed a drug test. Jason Cole of B/R has confirmed with multiple sources that Irving is, in fact, facing a suspension for a performance-enhancing drugs violation.
According to Cole, Irving has evidence that could mitigate a four-game suspension on appeal. However, Cole says that a four-game ban is likely as of now.
Ian Rapoport adds that Irving’s PED suspension stems from a supplement that he had a marketing deal with.
Irving, 23, originally signed on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa State back in 2015. He was waived at the start of the regular season and later added to the Chiefs’ practice squad.
The Cowboys signed him to their active roster just a few weeks into the 2015 season and he’s been with them ever since. Dallas brought Irving back on a one-year, $615,000 exclusive rights contract last month.
In 2016, Irving appeared in 15 games recorded 17 tackles, four sacks, a fumble recovery, four forced fumbles and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 interior defender out of 127 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Irving as the news is available.