Cowboys News: David Irving is practicing again, but will he play?

Cowboys News: David Irving is practicing again, but will he play?
Report: Bo Scarbrough signed to Jaguars after Cowboys release
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Will Irving make his season debut this Sunday against Jacksonville? Garrett said the team will see how he responds to this weeks work.

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Hes certainly an awfully good player and hes very physically talented and he seems to be able to handle playing without a lot of work, Garrett said. Hopefully some of the work he got last week and some of the work hes been doing on his conditioning will help him go out and have a good productive practice today and string a couple together and see if hes available for the ball game.

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Late Wednesday night a report from the Dallas Morning News surfaced that contained a timeline of events detailing what Irving has been going through, a matter with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child Angela Sanchez. It hasnt exactly been an easy road for him from the sounds of it.

According to multiple sources, Irvings emotional week started on the evening of Monday, Oct. 1, with a knock at his door in Dallas.

A processor was there to serve Irving a temporary restraining order that was filed by Sanchez, who was waiting in her parked car with the hopes of taking back custody of their daughter.

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Instead, Irving reacted angrily and aggressively toward the processor. He began to yell at her and wave the paperwork near her before ripping up the documents. Irving also allegedly made contact with the processor using the documents.

On Thursday, the Cowboys injury report changed in that Randy Gregory appeared on it, practicing in a limited basis with a knee injury.

Only two things different about Thursdays injury report compared to Wednesday: DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder) got back to practice on a limited basis, and Randy Gregory (knee) was added to the list with limited participation. #cowboyswire

Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith breaks down his 4th-and-goal stop of Deshaun Watson, how hes back to being a top-5 pick – Brandon George, SportsDay

Jaylon Smith gives a great description of the play he stopped DeShaun Watson at the goal line, including a little insight into how the Cowboys can freelance on defense at times.

Smith stopped Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson short of the end zone on 4th-and-goal from the 1. Watson took the shotgun snap and after not finding any receiver open quickly darted out to the right side of the field.

Smith reacted quickly, sprinting from the middle of the field all the way to near the sideline to stop Watson from turning the corner. Smith lowered his shoulder to knock Watson down for a one-yard loss, giving the ball back to the Cowboys.

With that play, if you go back and look at the play before it started, four plays before I got stiff-armed, Smith said. Im like, Man, next play I got to let that go. Fourth down comes and D-Law (DeMarcus Lawrence), hes like, You got me? I told him I got him, so he gets to do whatever he wants. If he wants to make an inside move, he can do that, and Im going to cover for him. So he made an inside move, so me spying the quarterback I knew fourth down more than likely Watson is going to take off. Hes fast, but Im fast. So I just had to dig and once I got the angle up on him, you know, Im wearing this neck roll for a reason.

As the Cowboys prepare for the Jacksonville Jaguars, its worth noting that the Jaguars will be relying on their third-string left tackle in addition to once again not having Leonard Fournette available.

Running back Leonard Fournette will miss his fourth game because of a right hamstring injury and the Jacksonville Jaguars will be starting their third-string left tackle when the team plays at Dallas on Sunday.

Left tackle Josh Wells (groin) — who was starting after Cam Robinsons season-ending knee injury — nickelback D.J. Hayden (toe) and Fournette wont play Sunday, coach Doug Marrone announced Wednesday.

The New York Giants did something they should have done years ago in cutting Ereck Flowers, but now he may be able to give the Cowboys defense something to look forward to this Sunday.

At a lower price, there is reportedly interest in his services. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports multiple teams have reached out to Flowers and that he is set to visit the Jaguars on Thursday.

Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin was the Giants coach when Flowers was drafted in the first round of the 2015 draft and offensive line coach Pat Flaherty had the same job with the Giants for Flowers first two season, so theres familiarity in Jacksonville. That may not be a good thing given the relationship between Flaherty and Flowers at that time.

The Jaguars are apparently looking for an additional scouting advantage against the Cowboys, as they added a former Dallas running back to their practice squad on Thursday.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie running back Bo Scarbrough to the practice squad. To make room on the practice squad, the team released running back Dimitri Flowers.

Scarbrough was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft and spent the first five weeks of the season on the Cowboys practice squad. Scarbrough played at the University of Alabama from 2015 through 2017 and won national championships as a freshman (2015) and as a junior (2017).

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Edit Slot to 247Sports Home Slot to Dallas Cowboys Newsletter Slot to Dallas Links ***UPDATED on Oct. 11, 9:50am: Bo Scarbrough cleared waivers and was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad, according to, making him the only running back on their 10-man unit.***

Say goodbye to Bo Scarbrough, the former Alabama running back having now been released for the second time in under six weeks, according to a team statement.

Scarbrough joined the Dallas Cowboys as their sixth-round pick in 2018, and got off to a strong start — his momentum carrying until he went down with a hip flexor in the second game of the preseason. It was then Darius Jackson, also a former sixth-rounder of the team who was re-signed in the offseason, who took the wheel and never truly let it go. Despite a poor outing in the preseason finale against the Houston Texans, Jackson was lights out as both a runner and passer on the whole — along with having the added oomph of possibly becoming a returner. Neither would find themselves on the Cowboys active roster, but Jacksons play so negatively impacted Scarbrough that it seems the two cant exist on the team at the same time.

Following waiver clearance by both, the Cowboys signed Jackson to the 10-man practice squad, but was poached immediately by the Green Bay Packers. That led the Dallas front office to call Scarbrough and sign him in Jacksons place, but the Packers released Jackson in early October and the Cowboys are reportedly not wasting time trying to get him back in the fold.

That, of course, meant Scarbrough was likely going to find himself back on the waiver wire — and he has.

The two-time national champion had his work cut out for him from the outset, with veteran Rod Smith already having his heels dug in behind All-Pro and former league rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott. The problem for him began with the aforementioned injury, allowing an increased snap count on Jackson, who took full advantage of the opportunity. The veteran immediately saw his offensive snaps jump from 21% to 35% after Scarbrough left the game not to return, delivering 42 yards on only six totes for a top-shelf average of seven yards-per-carry.

He didnt pull back in Game 3 either, and while Scarbrough out-rushed him by a negligible 13 yards on three more carries in that contest, Jackson delivered 28 receiving yards on four grabs — with Scarbrough not registering a yard in that category. Thats quite impressive for Jackson and, combined with the solidification of Smiths throne behind Elliott, its something Scarbrough was faced with and could simply not overcome. The team is enamored with Jackson at this point, now on his fourth stint with the Cowboys, and hell tandem with Jordan Chubb to round out the practice squad talent.

The durability of both Elliott and Smith make it exceedingly unlikely Jackson will ever see the active roster unless the Cowboys opt to carry three RBs, but they love the insurance he brings them. That is, of course, assuming he doesnt leave again for another team — as he did to start the year. The move on Jackson has yet to be made official, but the one on Scarbrough is in the books.

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