Moore admits that the Cowboys traditionally employ an open door policy even when that door appears slammed shut from the outside. However, Moore says it’s hard to envision a scenario in which the Cowboys bring back Irving for the 2019 season.
Last year, Irving dealt with a high-ankle sprain after serving a suspension to open the season for a violation of the NFL’s drug policy.
Irving, 25, 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 brought him back on a one-year, $615,000 exclusive rights contract in 2017. Dallas used a second-round restricted tender on Irving during last year, which will cost them $2.914 million for the 2018 season.
Irving is in line to be an unrestricted free agent this March.
In 2018, Irving appeared in two games for the Cowboys and recorded four tackles and a sack.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.