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Injuries: David Irving exits practice with ankle injury

The Dallas Cowboys suffered an injury coming off their bye week.

Defensive end David Irving was carted off the practice field after suffering an ankle injury, NFL Network's Jane Slater reported, per sources informed of the injury. He was listed as officially limited for the session.

According to Slater and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the initial belief is Irving suffered a high-ankle sprain. Irving's X-rays were negative and he will undergo further testing, per Slater and Rapoport.

Irving missed the first four games of the season due to suspension. He returned to action in Week 6, compiling four tackles and a sack in two games.

If the ankle injury sidelines Irving it would be a noticeable blow to a pass rush that had been hoping to have all its pieces in play for a postseason push. If the fourth-year pro is out for a while, however, it's not like the Cowboys aren't used to not having him available.

Other injuries we're tracking around the league:

  1. Kansas City Chiefs linebackers Justin Houston (hamstring) and Anthony Hitchens (rib) were participating in start of practice and are expected to be limited, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Wide receiverTyreek Hill (groin) was limited and safety Eric Berry (heel) once again didn't practice.
  1. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did not practice on Thursday because of ankle and back injuries. He was limited in practice Wednesday. Guard Shaq Mason (calf) also didn't practice. Wide receiversJulian Edleman (ankle) and Josh Gordon (hamstring) in addition to running back Sony Michel (knee) and linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee) were all limited in practice. Offensive tackles Trent Brown (ankle) and Marcus Cannon (concussion) also were limited.
  1. Buffalo Bills quarterback Derek Anderson (concussion) and Josh Allen (right elbow) did not practice again today. Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (concussion) and defensive end Trent Murphy (knee) also did not practice Thursday.
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbackBen Roethlisberger was a full participant in practice after sitting out Wednesday because of a fractured index finger.
  1. Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook practiced for a second straight day as he attempts to come back from a nagging hamstring injury. Cook, however, was limited again and told reporters he is not sure if he'll be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Lions.

In other Vikings news, wide receiver Stefon Diggs missed practice with a ribs injury and linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring) also sat out. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes (foot) was limited.

  1. New York Jets wide receivers Robby Anderson (ankle) and Quincy Enunwa (ankle) both did not participate today. Center Spencer Long (knee/finger) was a full participant at practice. Cornerback Trumaine Johnson (quad) was limited.
  1. The San Francisco 49ers activated Marcell Harris (hamstring) off injured reserve. The 2018 sixth-round pick is expected to play today against the Oakland Raiders, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. In addition, the 49ers also activated linebacker Dekoda Watson.
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Mike Evans (knee) was limited in Thursday's practice.
  1. Denver Broncos rookie running back Royce Freeman (ankle) did not practice for the second consecutive day this week.
  1. The Los Angeles Rams expect wide receiver Cooper Kupp (knee) to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. He was limited in practice.
  1. Atlanta Falcons wideout Mohamed Sanu (hip), cornerback Robert Alford (ankle), and kicker Matt Bryant (hamstring) did not practice today.
  1. Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (ankle) and wideout Allen Robinson II (groin) did not practice today. Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (knee) was limited.
  1. Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle) and running back Chris Thompson (rib) did not practice. Running back Adrian Peterson (shoulder) and wideout Paul Richardson Jr. (shoulder/knee) were both limited.
  1. Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), running back Theo Riddick (knee) and guard T.J. Lang (hip) were each limited in practice.
  1. Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (groin) and wide receiver Keke Coutee (hamstring) were each limited in practice.
  1. Baltimore Ravens linebackerC.J. Mosley (thigh) and running back Alex Collins (foot) were each limited in practice.
  1. Raiders offensive tackle Kolton Miller suffered a knee injury and did not return vs. the 49ers.
  1. Niners running back Raheem Mostert suffered a fractured arm during the second half against the Raiders, coach Kyle Shanahan said. He was seen walking to the sideline wearing an air cast.
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