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Cowboys DE Damontre Moore Suspended Two Games

Jess Haynie



Damontre Moore

Cowboys defensive end Damontre Moore has earned a two-game suspension 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 53-man roster, especially with teammate David Irving already missing four games for PED use. He has received lots of praise throughout the offseason, including these first few days of training camp, 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 linebacker. Moore was considered a 3-4 outside linebacker prospect when he came out of Texas A&M in 2013. However, the Giants picked him in the third round to play defensive end in their 4-3 scheme.

Along with Irving and Moore's confirmed suspensions, some sort of ban is likely for current SAM Damien Wilson following his assault arrest earlier this month. The Cowboys also expect cornerback Nolan Carroll 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 Lucky Whitehead 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.

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  • Randy Martin

    This is just a kick in the pants! You want to give a guy a chance for redemption but clearly everything we see and hear is window dressing. He is not any better than he was it appears and for that reason, as good a camp as he is having, he is a liability on this roster! We need guys that are ready to play week in and week out!

    • Jess Haynie

      It’s since come to light that the Cowboys knew this was coming when they signed him. The incident happened last year while he was with the Seahawks. So, at least it says he hasn’t had a misstep with his opportunity in Dallas.

      • Randy Martin

        In that case I’m fine with it. I thought it was new when I first read about it but have seen multiple articles since then that it was ok. But gosh darn it what the heck is wrong with the NFL for being so far behind on stuff!

  • Russ_Te

    Unwritten rule at league HQ: All Cowboys DL’s are to be suspended…

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Report: QB Dak Prescott Signs Multi-Year Deal With Campbell’s Chunky Soup

Kevin Brady



Jekyll or Hyde: Year 3 "Prove It" Season For Dak Prescott? 1

Being the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback comes with its challenges, but it certainly comes with its perks as well. One of those perks is the opportunity for endorsement deals, and income outside of his football salary.

Dak Prescott is embracing those perks now, reportedly signing a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. Prescott will continue to endorse Chunky MAXX, Campbell's protein soup line.

Brandon George on Twitter

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has re-signed a new multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. This is the first QB multi-year deal for Chunky Soup since Donovan McNabb in 2001. He'll continue to promote Chunky MAXX, the protein-packed line of soups, this year, per Edelman

Campbell's Soup has had some legendary football related commercials throughout the years, none more memorable than those with former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and his mother.

In fact, Dak Prescott is the first NFL quarterback to sign a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup since those McNabb commercials.

Hopefully, Dak Prescott can continue to "prove it" on the field and still be the Cowboys starting quarterback throughout this entire Campbell's deal.

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BREAKING: David Irving Suspended For 2nd Consecutive Year

Mauricio Rodriguez



David Irving

For the second consecutive year, Defensive Lineman David Irving is being suspended for four games by the NFL. This time, the suspension comes after Irving violated the NFL's policy on substance of abuses, as Ian Rapoport reported.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Cowboys DL David Irving is being suspended 4 games for violating @NFL policy on substance of abuses, sources say. Another big-time D-linemen hit with a suspension for Dallas.

Irving will play for the Dallas Cowboys after the team placed a second-round tender on him earlier in the year. Why no team was interested in picking such a talented defensive tackle for a second round pick is becoming clearer and clearer as the time goes on.

In April, when David Irving got hacked by his former girlfriend one of the tweets that stood out the most was one which said "Wait until you all find about his failed drug tests." Now, we're seeing what the tweet was about.

Irving is a very talented player that could have a great career ahead of him. Of course, with this being the second consecutive year in which he receives a suspension to start the season, one could question how much he wants it.

The Cowboys will play the Panthers, Giants, Seahawks and Lions to start the season. They'll have to do it with one of their most promising defensive players in David Irving.

Here at Inside The Star, we'll keep you updated with this story and every Dallas Cowboys news.

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Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

Sean Martin



Cowboys 2016 Draft Class: Who Will Be The Stand Out In 2017?
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When Dallas Cowboys legend Jason Witten retired from the NFL last month, he left behind an unproven group of tight ends for the Cowboys to field as Witten moves on to the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. This is not a TE group short of potential, although that's nothing new for the laundry list of players that have failed at the position behind the Hall of Fame bound Witten.

Headlining this group of potential heirs to Witten has to be 2016 draft pick Rico Gathers. Not yet given the same opportunities that Geoff Swaim and Blake Jarwin are receiving through the Cowboys ongoing mini camp, Gathers has been criticized for his commitment to his team.

Looking to make the transition from the basketball court at Baylor to the football field, Gathers' journey began at Witten's soon-to-be home forever. Playing his first organized football game since middle school, Gathers and Witten were teammates in the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio in 2017.

A game rarely leaving fans with a lasting memories, Gathers immediately flashed potential in the passing game, hauling in three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. Gathers would go on to spend the season on IR after a concussion suffered in practice, recovering from it in time to return but never seeing the field.

This leaves Gathers' prospects of putting it all together in year three at a difficult crossroads. It will be hard to question Gathers' commitment moving forward, as the message from his former teammate Jason Witten still lives with him.

Jason Witten's Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

If Witten truly sees a "bright future" for Rico Gathers, who Head Coach Jason Garrett says needs work in the running game, there is no reason the Cowboys can't find a role for him this season. With an entirely unproven group of wide receivers, Gathers could be the reliable mismatch for Dak Prescott to target in the middle of the field.

Prescott was the ninth worst quarterback in the league last season in red zone completion percentage, surely something the 6'6" TE Gathers could help improve.

Gathers may be a long way off from becoming Prescott's version of Witten to Tony Romo, but there is still hope for the 2016 draft pick, according to now football analyst Jason Witten.

Tell us what you think about "Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers" in the comments below. You can also email me at, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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