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The Cowboys could, theoretically, work out an extension with defensive end David Irving this offseason. However, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones isn’t optimistic about that happening. 

“It’ll be a difficult one and probably, if anything, he needs to put together a full season and consistency and all of that,” Jones said. “Obviously played outstanding when he was healthy. DeMarcus Lawrence put together a full, great year and obviously that’s important. So therefore, I think it’d be real difficult to figure out something long-term with David.”

Last year, Irving turned in a career-high seven sacks, but he missed half of the season with a suspension at the beginning and a concussion at the end. The Cowboys are willing to wait and see what Irving can do over the course of a full season since he will be a restricted free agent this offseason. It seems likely that Dallas will place a second-round tender on him, giving Dallas the option to match any offer and the ability to collect a second-round pick should it choose to not match.

Last year, the second round tender was worth $2.746MM. This year, we’re likely to see an increase in the $2.85MM-$2.95MM range. Meanwhile, the first-round tender will probably be north of $4.1MM and the original round tender should approach $2MM. Because he is a former UDFA, it would make little sense for the Cowboys to use the original round tender on Irving.

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