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Dallas Cowboys WR Ventell Bryant Arrested on DUI Charge

The has officially started for the . Aside from dealing with contracts on third-string offensive linemen and a , we now have our first conduct issue as second-year receiver was arrested this morning on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

The occurred early Wednesday in Tampa, Bryant's hometown.

Some of you may be saying, ‘Who?” But while not a big part of the 2019 roster, Ventell did appear n 12 games as a special teamer and even caught a touchdown in the game; his only catch and target all season.

Bryant joined the Cowboys last year after failing to make the Bengals's roster as an . He spent a month on Dalllas' but was called up for duty in Week 5. He dressed for every game the rest of the season.

While under contract for 2020 and expected to be in to compete for a roster spot, Ventell's arrest today does not help. It is especially bad if new Cowboys coach wants to send a message to the rest of his roster about personal conduct issues.

A Dez or even Antonio Bryant would easily get away with something like this. But for a guy at the bottom of the , Ventell may be more valuable as an example.

However, with , , and all this year, Dallas can't be too flippant about their depth. Bryant is one of the few receivers left who's actually played in a real game and his special teams role is also important.

Hopefully this is just a simple slip-up that doesn't do major damage to Ventell Bryant's job security with the Cowboys or his overall career. We'll see how the league and the team handle it in the months to come.

Jess Haynie
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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