INDIANAPOLIS– The NFL announced Friday that defensive lineman David Irving has been suspended indefinitely for violating the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Irving appeared in only two games for the Cowboys last season, recording one sack. He missed training camp to handle personal matters, served a four-game league suspension to start the season, then suffered a high ankle sprain in November and did not play the rest of the year.
He will be a free agent on March 13.
Asked Wednesday about Irving's status, head coach Jason Garrett said, "I don't want to get into any specifics with David Irving. Obviously he's been dealing with some different things over the course of the last year and really was not part of our team last year. He's a free agent, as we know."
Irving is the second Cowboys player to be suspended in the last three days. The league announced that defensive end Randy Gregory is suspended indefinitely for violating the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse and the terms of his conditional reinstatement.
Wednesday, Garrett said repeatedly that the team plans to stand behind Gregory, who "has worked very hard to try to address some challenging issues" off the field.