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    2016 Contract-Year Cowboys: DT David Irving

    Wrapping up my long series of upcoming Cowboys' players who will be playing in a contract year in 2016 with defensive . Irving was signed from the Chiefs' for the final 11 games of the season, and really made a name for himself as a disruptive force in the of the near the end of the season.

    Let's take a closer look at David Irving, and how he may fit in Dallas past 2016:

    Cowboys Blog - 2016 Contract-Year Cowboys: DT David Irving

    David Irving

    Irving, at 6 foot 7 inches, can wreak havoc in multiple spots along the Cowboys defensive line. This season, he mostly played on the interior next to – who was never fully healthy at all in 2015.

    The Cowboys may be looking at a defensive line without in 2016. While proved to be a big bright spot, a starting rotation on the between him and leaves a lot to be desired in terms of size and run stuffing ability.

    This is where Irving and Crawford will need to step up. While we know what to expect from a healthy Crawford, Irving will need to prove himself throughout both against the run and in .

    The Cowboys defensive line was supposed to be a major strength in 2015, but instead was a unit mired in inconsistency and unmet expectations. With the future of some of it's most dynamic players up in the air, it may be up to a like David Irving to take great strides in 2016 and beyond for the .

    I hope you've enjoyed this series here at Inside . Continue to check back right here for more Cowboys news and updates – along with content!

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    Sean Martin
    Sean Martinhttp://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/
    Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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