Cowboys DE Damontre Moore Suspended Two Games

Cowboys defensive end Damontre Moore has earned a two-game for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He joins the growing list of players who will not be available when Dallas opens the 2017 regular season.

Moore was very likely to make the team's , especially with teammate already missing four games for PED use. He has received lots of praise throughout the , including these first few days of , and was seen as a potential help the Cowboys' pass rush.

Damontre Moore
DE Damontre Moore

Not only was Moore going to be part of the DE rotation, but Cowboys inside Bryan Broaddus recently speculated that Damontre might be an option at SAM . Moore was considered a 3-4 prospect when he came out of Texas A&M in 2013. However, the Giants picked him in the to play defensive end in their 4-3 scheme.

Along with Irving and Moore's confirmed , some sort of ban is likely for current SAM following his assault earlier this month. The Cowboys also expect to get a two-game ban for a DWI incident in May.

Obviously, another suspension is unwelcome for the Cowboys and their fans with the growing national attention and mainstream narrative of dysfunction and player conduct issues. Dallas was in the news plenty this week for incident, which has been mostly criticized by outsiders but not from those close to the team.

As for Damontre Moore's absence, it could open the door for a prospect like Lenny Jones or Woody Baron to make the 53-man roster for the two weeks of his suspension. However, it could also prompt Dallas to start looking for some outside help.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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