Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Frisco Police have closed their investigation into domestic violence allegations made against Cowboys DT David Irving.
Irving’s former girlfriend retracted the claims she made via his Twitter account.
Connor McGovern, Max Garcia and rookie sixth-round pick Sam Jones likely will compete for that guard spot. Billy Turner and Jeremiah Poutasi should get their chances as well.
Of those players, Garcia may make the most sense for release. He’s due to make just under $2 million this season, but only $86,000 is guaranteed.
Garcia started 16 games in each of the past two seasons for the Broncos and started five games the year before. However, the 2015 fourth-round pick has struggled at times, particularly in the run game.
DT Randy White: The Manster was one of the most dominant linemen in NFL history, and his seven all-pro nods are tied for most among all Cowboys. White was also the rare defender named Super Bowl MVP, splitting the award with Harvey Martin in 1978.
RB Emmitt Smith: The NFL’s all-time leading rusher (17,162 of his 18,355 yards came in a Dallas uniform), his value was never more apparent than in 199Smith held out the first two games, both losses, then returned to lead the league in rushing. He separated a shoulder in the regular-season finale but still rushed for 168 yards to help beat the Giants with the NFC East crown and a bye on the line. Smith was eventually named league and Super Bowl MVP, and the Cowboys became the first team to win the Super Bowl after an 0-2 start.
DT Bob Lilly: Mr. Cowboy was Dallas’ first true star. A terror in the trenches, Lilly shares team records after being named all-pro seven times and earning 11 Pro Bowl trips. He never missed a regular-season game in 14 seasons.