Police charge Dallas Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee with DUI

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Dallas Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee was arrested Tuesday morning in The Colony and charged with driving while under the influence, police said.

Kazee was pulled over shortly after 3 a.m. on State Highway 121, according to a police spokesman.

An officer reported noticing physical signs that Kazee had been drinking, and Kazee told the officer he had consumed alcohol. Kazee failed a field sobriety and was arrested and was charged with a Class B misdemeanor.

He was released from The Colony municipal Jail at 12:34 p.m. after posting bail of $2,500. Kazee could potential face punishment from the NFL as the league typically suspends players two or three games for DUI convictions.

Kazee and the Cowboys (5-1) are on their bye week after Sunday’s 35-29 overtime victory against the New England Patriots and won’t play against until Oct. 31 at the Minnesota Vikings.

Coach Mike McCarthy gave the Cowboys the entire week off, but on Monday he said that he talked to the team about expectations during the bye in regards to strength and conditioning and nutrition.

Kazee is in his first season with the Cowboys after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Atlanta Falcons. Kazee has started all six games for Dallas this season, recording an interception, three passes defensed and a forced fumble.

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