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David Irving Leaves Practice With Groin Injury, Further Limiting D-Line

OXNARD, Calif. – The Dallas defense suffered another injury setback when David Irving left practice Tuesday afternoon.

Irving left the field and was evaluated in the medical tent before heading to the locker room for the day. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said it was a groin injury, though it isn't expected to be too serious.

"He's got a soft tissue issue, a groin that we'll work through with him," he said. "I don't think it's anything that would be long, long-term, but he may miss some time."

The Cowboys still have roughly a month to get Irving for the start of the regular season, but the injury certainly puts them in dire straits for the rest of the preseason. The defensive line has been battling injuries throughout training camp, and the number of available bodies for Friday night's game against Miami looks awfully limited.

-- David Helman

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