Mike McCarthy: We feel it’s important to support Kelvin Joseph based on information we have


Cornerback Kelvin Joseph‘s status on the team has not changed. He still is on the roster and still participating in the offseason program.

Joseph’s involvement in an ongoing murder investigation into the March 18 death of Cameron Ray has led to questions about Joseph’s future, though. The second-year player was a passenger in a vehicle from which the fatal gunshots were fired.

For the time being, the Cowboys are supporting Joseph.

“I just want you to know that when the situation occurred, we had a lot of internal conversation that was really in-depth,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Based off the information we’ve been given, we felt it was important to support him. He’s been here every day, and he’s having a very productive offseason so far.”

Dallas police arrested two men after meeting with Joseph, but the investigation remains open. Texas’ law of parties potentially could lead to charges for anyone in the SUV at the time of the shooting.

The Cowboys made Joseph a second-round choice in 2021, and he played 164 defensive snaps and 142 on special teams in 10 games with two starts. He totaled 16 tackles and two pass breakups.

10 responses to “Mike McCarthy: We feel it’s important to support Kelvin Joseph based on information we have

  1. As a Packer fan I couldn’t be happier that McCarthy finally left. Also, Cowboys are gonna Cowboy because Jerrah.

  2. This murder reminds me of the murder that involved Ray Lewis. They might not have pulled the trigger, butthey were involved…..at the minimum knowing who did pull the trigger.

  3. You’d think the league would have learned from the Ray Lewis situation and put this kid on the Commissioner’s list immediately! He can still be paid while it plays out. Ray Lewis MAY not have pulled the trigger, we’ll never know, but we DO know from his own mouth that he knows who did and never did the right thing for justice or the family! This isn’t “protecting the shield”, as Goodell likes to say!

  4. Jerry, your desperation is showing. Father time getting a bit close, eh?

  5. On the left hand we’ve got despicable character flaws. On the right hand we’ve got athletic talent we can use.

    What to do, what to do.

  6. Gotta keep that street cred up….never know when this pro ball thing might come to an end I guess.

    It’s so nice getting a dose of Boyz N the Hood with my football.

  7. I don’t necessarily blame the guy for being in the wrong place at the wrong time and ratting out friends isn’t an easy thing to do. He may also be afraid of retribution. Doing the right thing is rarely easy but it does make the world a better place and there should be consequences for not doing the right thing.

  8. As a long time Cowboy fan, this story gets to the crux of the matter of when I disagree with management at the time. So far as I am concerned, I would not put up with any semblance of trouble if players are out on the town. They are being paid a lot of money to play football. They should be at home late at night, not out getting into trouble. Amd something like this? Whether he pulled the trigger or not, he could be cut immediately. The fact that it happend with him in the car shows his lack of judgement.

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