OXNARD, Calif. – Cowboys defensive end Damontre' Moore has been suspended two regular-season games without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the league announced on Friday.
Last December, while a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Moore was arrested on suspicion of DWI and driving with a suspended license.
He became a free agent this past March and signed with the Cowboys, his fifth team since getting drafted in the third round by the New York Giants in 2013. The Cowboys have been pleased with his approach on and off the field throughout the offseason and into training camp.
"He had a really good offseason program with us," head coach Jason Garrett said. "He came to work every day and he got better. His approach has been outstanding. He's someone we liked a lot coming out of school. Obviously he went to the Giants and did a lot of good things for them as a pass rusher and also as a special teams player. Then he was going through some rough patches and, if you remember, we worked him out here last year and weren't quite ready to sign him at that point.
"But he's done a lot of work on really just kind of getting himself in order over the last 12 months and we're glad we brought him back in the spring because he's handled the work well. Hopefully day by day he continues to grow as a person and as a player."
Moore is eligible to participate in all practices and preseason games. He will be eligible to return to the Cowboys' active roster on Monday, Sept. 18 after the Sept. 17 game against the Denver Broncos.