Saturday, July 29, 2017

NFL: Cowboys defender Moore gets two-game suspension

NEW YORK - Dallas Cowboys defensive end Damontre Moore was issued a two-game suspension for the start of the upcoming season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the league announced Friday.

The ban stems from Moore being charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license in December.

Moore, 24, will be allowed to practice in training camp and play in pre-season games. He will miss the September 10 season opener at home against the New York Giants and a September 17 game at Denver. He will be able to rejoin the club on September 18.

Moore joins fellow Dallas defensive ends Randy Gregory and David Irving in being issued suspensions. Gregory was banned for the season for multiple violations of the substance-abuse policy while Irving will miss the first four games for violating the same policy.

Moore, who signed a two-year free agent deal with Dallas in March, has 77 tackles and 10 sacks in 49 career NFL games with the Giants, Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks.