Arrested Dallas Cowboy was coincidentally leaving his own welcoming party Alex Goodlett/Getty Images
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Nolan Carroll #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the New York Giants during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys are back in the news and for all the wrong reasons after the Dallas Morning News reports that the newly-acquired 30-year-old Nolan Carroll has been booked on a DWI charge. The report indicates that Carroll was stopped in his car at approximately 2:20 am local time on Monday morning and, from there, he was arrested and charged.

2According to the report, he was leaving his own welcoming party.

In addition, it appears that the Cowboys offer a program specifically designed to avoid this kind of issue.

Carroll has not yet played for the Cowboys, after arriving via free agency during the offseason after spending last season with the Philadelphia Eagles as a starter. While it is unclear what will transpire from the reported arrest, it certainly is not a good way to kick off a new stop in Carroll’s career and he will be under the microscope moving forward.

Further details will almost certainly emerge, including what the original traffic stop was for prior to the expansion of charges. Until then, the jury is out on what exactly transpired in this situation but none of it is good for player and team.

He inked a three-year, $10 million deal as a free agent in March. He comes to Dallas after seven seasons in the NFL, three with the Philadelphia Eagles and four with the Miami Dolphins.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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