FRISCO (AP) – Defensive end David Irving is returning to the Dallas Cowboys after signing a $2.9 million, one-year offer as a restricted free agent.

The Cowboys could have matched any offer for Irving after giving him a second-round tender. Irving reported for the start of offseason workouts Monday and signed the contract.

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David Irving of the Dallas Cowboys runs off the field after a 38-14 win over the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on November 30, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Irving was suspended the first four games last season for violating the NFL’s ban on performance enhancers and missed the last four with a concussion. In between, he had seven sacks in eight games, second on the team behind Pro Bowl selection DeMarcus Lawrence.

The Cowboys signed Irving off Kansas City’s practice squad in 2015. The 24-year-old has 11 sacks over three seasons in Dallas.

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