DE Moore suspended
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.