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Jason Garrett: “No excuse” for Nolan Carroll DWI


Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and didn’t speak to the media about the arrest or anything else at Wednesday’s OTA practice.

Coach Jason Garrett did meet with reporters and called drunk driving an issue that “hits close to home” after the accident that killed linebacker Jerry Brown in 2012. Defensive lineman Josh Brent was driving and was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in 2014.

“It’s a disappointing situation,” Garrett said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “There is no explanation, no excuse for putting yourself in that situation. Nolan has taken responsibility for it. He’s been accountable to it, not only with me and the coaching staff, but with the team. He’s going to learn from the situation. We all can learn from the situation and move forward.”

Carroll is subject to league discipline as a result of the arrest with drunk driving offenses usually meriting two-game suspensions.

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24 Responses to “Jason Garrett: “No excuse” for Nolan Carroll DWI”
  1. tylawspick6 says: May 31, 2017 6:28 PM

    cut him now you gutless loser

  2. sportoficionado says: May 31, 2017 6:29 PM

    I would honestly be ok if he were cut but I get the team already paid $3 mil signing bonus and will wait and see how final cuts look. My money is on either Jordan Lewis (odds on favorite) or Chidobe taking that third CB spot, with Brown and Scandrick at CB1 and 2, respectively (I think Brown will be best CB out of camp).

  3. weepingjebus says: May 31, 2017 6:32 PM

    DWIs are stupid in general, but you have to be a real moron to try it on Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July, or Labor Day. There are cops on every street corner, figure it out.

  4. RandyinRoxbury says: May 31, 2017 6:33 PM

    I thought with the Cowboys this kind of thing gets you a bonus?

  5. wildgig says: May 31, 2017 6:39 PM

    Take a cab or Uber…..Sure you can afford it!!!

  6. nyneal says: May 31, 2017 6:41 PM

    Sure there’s an excuse. He plays for the Cowboys in the NFL and we all know NFL players can do whatever they want when they want to do it.

  7. waynefontesismyfather says: May 31, 2017 6:46 PM

    I’m sure AT&T is really loving their sponsorship logo on the picture of that drunk clown.

  8. fedora59 says: May 31, 2017 7:05 PM

    And the Nolan Carroll era comes to a merciful end.

  9. therealtrenches says: May 31, 2017 7:06 PM

    I hope Alshon Jeffrey burns him every single trip down the field.

  10. bullcharger says: May 31, 2017 7:18 PM

    He makes 3 million a year. Having a 24/7 private limo service take you to and or from places when you intend to drink, or have been drinking and having your car relocated by the service will cost you around 20 k a year. Having a full time driver every single evening 24/7 that takes you everywhere is about 100k.

    Why on earth do these guys ever drive when they are drinking.

  11. distracted9 says: May 31, 2017 7:28 PM

    I always loved Nolans potential in Philly but damn he got burnt a lot. He’d have you excited all pre season then just get smoked on game day

  12. softhelmet says: May 31, 2017 7:33 PM

    I guess in the NFL saying, “Oops, sorry coach” is taking full responsibility. Now I know.

    Accountable to the team? Probably paid for a round of drinks!

  13. BIGGSHAUN says: May 31, 2017 7:50 PM

    He was just trying to impress the coaches and fit in with the rest of the team.

  14. bongwaterwally says: May 31, 2017 7:53 PM

    I am shocked the Dallas Police didn’t ask for an autograph and let him go. They must not have known he was a Cowboy.

  15. nhpats says: May 31, 2017 7:56 PM

    Wait….Jerry allows Jason Garret to speak?

  16. boca12 says: May 31, 2017 8:07 PM

    these guys, I think could afford a cab, town car, limo… WHY DO THEY DO THIS !!!!….oh, wait…..

  17. black59razorblog says: May 31, 2017 8:16 PM

    It’s going to be a trap door year for the Cowboys. Ask Panther fans what it’s like to start a bunch of rookies in the secondary. Dak will prove he’s not quite ready for the Hall of Fame as Cowboy honks would have you believe.9-7, miss the playoffs

  18. wyrdawg says: May 31, 2017 8:37 PM

    Pffft. If it was Elliot or Prescott? Jason Garrett would’ve been in Cabo vacationing with a “NO COMMENT” on his out of office.

    Yeah. They’re going hard on their player’s screw-ups in big D.

  19. nyneal says: May 31, 2017 8:48 PM

    But of course, the Colin Kaepernicks of the world will blame the police for harassing him.

  20. mcmccii says: May 31, 2017 11:26 PM

    This should be a much longer suspension. The NFL suspension and fine system has it’s priorities all mixed up.

  21. buzzlightner says: Jun 1, 2017 4:24 AM

    If Nolan were a good player there would be an excuse

  22. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Jun 1, 2017 10:38 AM

    Nolan Carrol is the newest believer that “media is the enemy of the people.”

  23. mrpeepee says: Jun 1, 2017 10:57 AM


    Sincerely, NFC East

  24. bigtimebrownie says: Jun 1, 2017 11:00 AM

    Just one more reason for the Cowboys to sign Colin Kaepernick, yet they continue to ignore him. Can’t we have the truth?

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