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David Irving To Sign Second-Round Tender Monday

April 16, 2018 - 11:18 am

FRISCO (105.3 The Fan) - According to 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher, Cowboys restricted free agent defensive tackle David Irving will sign his second-round tender on Monday. 

Fish says that Irving will sign the tender after taking part in the first day of the Cowboys' offseason program.

The arrangement will pay Irving $2.914 million for this one-year deal.

While another team could have viewed the talented pass-rusher as well-worth the second-round sacrifice to make a bid, sources told Fish that the Irving camp had no desire to leave the Cowboys, and certainly not for a "middling'' deal elsewhere.

The Cowboys could've used a first-round tender on Irving (which would've paid him $4.1 million). Doing so would've virtually guaranteed no suitors. But the Cowboys weren't "scared'' of other bids. If the other bid was reasonable, Dallas could have matched. If it was excessive, Dallas would have said goodbye and would have taken the second-rounder in return ... while losing a young player who, with some maturity, can be a Pro Bowl talent.

Irving recorded seven sacks last year in just eight games. He was limited by an injury and a suspension.