Cowboys' Safety Arrested Tuesday Morning

Yesterday Morning, the Dallas Cowboys received unfortunate news to begin their bye-week after a thrilling overtime win against the New England Patriots on SNF. The Cowboys' starting Free Safety Damontae Kazee was arrested yesterday morning and charged with a DWI according to a report from the Dallas Morning News.  

According to a spokesperson from The Colony Police, Kazee was initially pulled over for a traffic violation around 3 in the morning not far from the team's practice facilities in Frisco. After officers observed physical indications that he was impaired they proceeded to initiate a field sobriety test which Kazee subsequently failed. Reportedly, Kazee disclosed to officers before the test that he had consumed alcohol. He was released on a $2,500 bond. 

This season, Kazee has served as a starting safety for the Cowboys as they have climbed to a very respectable 5-1 record. He joined the team in March on a 1 year contract worth $1.1 million after recovering from an achilles tear he suffered in October of last year. Over the course of the first 6 games Kazee has logged 17 tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception.   

The timing of the incident could not be any more disappointing for the 28 year old defensive back, as Head Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that he clearly discussed with his team the importance of being responsible and smart over the course of their break; as Cowboys players were given the entire week off. The Cowboys are set to face the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8 when both team return from their bye-weeks. 

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