It’s Friday, that means the NFL is dumping news. Unfortunately the Dallas Cowboys were partly on the receiving end today as word trickled out that Damontre Moore is suspended for the first two games of the season.
NFL just announced it has suspended DE Damontre Moore for the first 2 games of the regular season for violating the substance abuse policy.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 28, 2017
FWIW, the suspension stems back to Moore's December DWI arrest when he was with Seattle, not something he's done since signing in Dallas.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 28, 2017
As David Helman reports, the suspension is in relation to his December DWI. I suppose there’s some solace in the fact that Damontre hasn’t had any sort of infraction since arriving in Dallas, but nevertheless this is extremely frustrating.
The Cowboys are already going to be without the services of David Irving for the first four games of the season, which means they’ll be sans both Irving and Moore when they host the New York Giants and visit the Denver Broncos.
What’s more is considering that this is in relation to a DWI arrest, we can discern that this is more than likely the same type of suspension that Nolan Carroll could receive. He was arrested on suspicion of a DWI back in late May/early June, and now we have a rubric for the type of punishment he could/probably will receive.
We’ll continue to update this story should anything change.