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2019 Free Agency Profile: David Irving

By PFF Analysis Team
Feb 21, 2019
Dallas Cowboys

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After back-to-back seasons that began with a suspension and a high-ankle sprain in 2018, David Irving played just 56 total snaps this past season after his career-year in 2017. But in the two seasons (2016-2017) that Irving did play enough snaps to qualify, he was able to record a grade above 70.0.

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Irving showed in 2017 that he can rush the passer when on the field His 83.1 pass-rush grade was the seventh-highest by an interior defender. His 8.6 pass-rush productivity that season was tied for the second-highest behind only Aaron Donald, three-time PFF Defensive Player of the Year. Irving has also recorded pressure in 22 consecutive games, but between suspensions and injuries, it is a question if he will be available.

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