DE Moore sus­pended

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BASEBALL/NFL -

OXNARD, Calif. — While the year-long in­ves­ti­ga­tion of run­ning back Ezekiel El­liott for do­mes­tic vi­o­lence re­mains un­der re­view, per an NFL spokesman, the league made a de­ci­sion to sus­pend an­other mem­ber of the Dal­las Cow­boys.

De­fen­sive end Da­mon­tre Moore has been sus­pended two games for vi­o­lat­ing the league’s sub­stance abuse pol­icy, the NFL an­nounced Fri­day. He will be able to play in the pre­sea­son and prac­tice with the team un­til the week lead­ing up to the sea­son opener.

The sus­pen­sion does not come as a sur­prise to the Cow­boys, as Moore was ar­rested for DWI while with the Seat­tle Sea­hawks last De­cem­ber. The Cow­boys knew this out­come was pos­si­ble when they signed him. But the team was com­fort­able sign­ing Moore be­cause they be­lieve he has ma­tured, ac­cord­ing to Coach Ja­son Gar­rett.

Still, Moore adds to the stench of sus­pen­sions that smeared the Cow­boys of late.

He joins de­fen­sive end David Irv­ing, who will be sus­pended for the first four games of the sea­son for us­ing a banned sub­stance. De­fen­sive end Randy Gre­gory has been sus­pended for a year for re­peated vi­o­la­tions of the drug pol­icy.

In ad­di­tion to El­liott, cor­ner­back Nolan Car­roll and line­backer Damien Wil­son could pos­si­bly be add to the list. Car­roll was ar­rested for DWI in Dal­las in May, and Wil­son has two pend­ing charges of ag­gra­vated felony as­sault, stem­ming from a July 4 ar­rest in Frisco, Texas.

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