The Dallas Cowboys signed David Irving off of the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad to provide the team with young depth at the edge rusher position, and he came in and played in 12 games in 2015 after being added to the roster. Irving also provides Dallas with a kick blocking threat on special teams units as he blocked a field goal for Dallas, continuing his collegiate trend where he blocked three kicks. Irving signed with Kansas City as a rookie free agent fol- lowing the 2015 NFL Draft. He returned in 2016 to play in 15 games with his first two career starts and showed flashes of his big-play ability, posting four sacks, five tackles for losses, 26 pressures, five breakups and four forced fumbles - three coming in one game. Irving returns in 2017 with the hopes of wreaking havoc along the line of scrimmage.
Played in 15 games with the first two starts of his career and tallied 11 tackles with four sacks, five tackles for losses, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. His 26 pressures led the defense.
Assisted on three tackles with one tackle for a loss in the opener against the N.Y. Giants (9/11), then had four hurries in the Sunday night win over Chicago (9/25).
Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week at Green Bay (10/16) after forcing a team-record tying three fumbles, recovering one, while adding a tackle, a breakup, one tackle for a loss and a sack - all in 19 plays. It was his first career full sack, his first career fumble recovery and his first career forced fumble.
Was ejected on his only play for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty at Cleveland (11/6), then had one tackle for a loss, one pressure and a pass breakup in the win over Baltimore (11/20).
On Thanksgiving Day against Washington (11/24), had three hurries, then had four on Thursday night at Minne- sota (12/1).
In the fourth quarter against Tampa Bay (12/18), had 1.5 sacks, five hurries and a pass breakup that led to an interception.
Made his first career start, opening the game at end against Detroit (12/26), and had one tackle, 1.5 sacks - his second consecutive multi-sack game - two pressures, a breakup and a forced fumble.
Started on the inside in the finale at Philadelphia (1/1/17) and had one tackle, one for a loss and three hurries.
Made his playoff debut, starting the Divisional Game against Green Bay (1/15/17) and had two hurries.
2015 (Kansas City/Dallas):
Finished his rookie season as a reserve lineman with Dallas, posting 14 tackles, two for losses, 14 pressures and a half sack.
Signed with Kansas City as a rookie free agent, went to camp, was released at the end and signed to the Chiefs practice squad.
Signed to Dallas’ active roster on Sept. 29 and made his NFL debut as a reserve at New Orleans (10/4), finish- ing with two tackles, a tackle for a loss and two pressures.
Blocked his first career kick - a 47-yard Steven Hauschka field goal attempt - along with two tackles against Seattle (11/1).
Had two tackles, one for a loss and a team-high tying four pressures against Philadelphia (11/8).
Notched one tackle, a hurry and his first career sack, splitting one with Greg Hardy, at Miami (11/22).
Suffered a wrist injury at Buffalo (12/27) that put him on Reserve/Injured for the final game of the season.
Started eight of the 32 games he played through his collegiate career and tallied 44 tackles, 7.5 for losses, 3.0 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, eight breakups and three blocked kicks.
Did not play his senior year after being dismissed from the team prior to the start of the season.
Started eight of the 10 games he played as a junior, moving to defensive tackle from end. Tallied 19 tackles, 4.5 for losses, two sacks, four breakups and two blocked kicks - a PAT in back-to-back games.
As a sophomore, played in all 13 games and notched 20 tackles, three for losses and a sack. Had one inter- ception he returned 20 yards for a touchdown.
Played in nine games as a freshman and posted five tackles with two breakups.
Played both sides of the ball at San Jacinto, Calif., High School, finishing his senior year with 76 tackles, 15 for loss, 7.0 sacks, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries on defense. Added 19 catches for 298 yards and four touchdowns as a tight end.
He and his wife, Zoë, have a daughter, Annette.
2015 Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.
2015 Early Thanksgiving Day meal at The Salvation Army.
2016-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
2017 Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
Kick Off Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.