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Cowboys, MADD Meet in Response to Alcohol-Related Incidents

Last December, a single-car crash left LB Jerry Brown dead and NT Josh Brent facing intoxication manslaughter charges



    As expected, Dallas Cowboys officials met with officials from Mothers Against Drunk Driving recently, presumably in response to a pair of drunk driving incidents involving Cowboys players which occurred with 45 days of one another.

    Back in December, a car driven by backup nose tackle Josh Brent was involved in a single car accident on an Irving highway, which killed his passenger, best friend and practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown, Jr. Brent, whose blood alcohol content was found to be over twice the legal limit at the time of the accident, has since been indicted on a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

    A little over a month later, nose tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested on suspicion of DWI after reportedly striking an 18-wheeler with his car on a Dallas area highway. Ratliff’s blood alcohol content was 0.16,  twice the legal limit, at the time of his arrest.

    Executive vice president Stephen Jones discussed the meeting between the Cowboys and MADD this week, though he didn’t offer many details.

    At the end of the day we’re all accountable for our actions,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We certainly have to get better as an organization. We all have to get better in terms of our decision-making and our community obviously. The Cowboys, our players, our coaches , our executives are held to high standards and people look up to that. There’s no excuses. We have to get better. We are going to continue to look for ways to get better as an organization in terms of what we do."

    “Obviously, it’s not good enough and until we get to a point that there are zero incidents then we’re not going to rest and we’re not going to be satisfied. We’ll just move forward like that.”

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