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Report: Dallas Cowboys WR Ventell Bryant arrested in Tampa for driving under the influence

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Not a good look for a Cowboys player on the edge of the roster.

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The Dallas Cowboys have undergone a lot of change in recent months and that obviously starts with new head coach Mike McCarthy. Many are hoping to see different results from the Cowboys when it comes to on-the-field production under his leadership.

Before all of that truly begins, (Dallas will play in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on August 6th, 149 days from now) we have to get through the rest of the offseason. A slight hiccup has found the Cowboys during the second week in March by way of a player arrest.

According to The Athletic Cowboys wide receiver Ventell Bryant was arrested early Wednesday morning in Tampa for driving under the influence.

Bryant, 23, was being held in jail on $500 bond at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. He was arrested by the Tampa Police Department at 2:43 a.m., and the arrest report shows he had a blood-alcohol level of .102 and .099, both above the level of .08 at which a driver in Florida is deemed too impaired to drive. He was booked at 4:45 a.m., identifying his occupation to police as “football player” and his employer as “Dallas Cowboys.”

Bryant was primarily a fixture on special teams for the Cowboys in 2019. He had one catch last season and to be fair it was an important one, a 15-yard touchdown reception on Thanksgiving Day when the Cowboys lost to the Buffalo Bills.

For a player who is trying to hold on to a position on the Cowboys roster, things like this certainly won’t help.