Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Daniel Ross was arrested on Wednesday morning during a traffic stop.
USA Today reported that Ross was charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of weapons.
Further information regarding the arrest wasn’t provided by either the police department or by the club.
Ross was playing his fifth year as a professional football player. He started with the Canadian Football League (CFL) before moving to the National Football League (NFL).
He played for Edmonton Eskimos in 2014, was left out for the next season due to injury and was resigned again in 2016. But he was very quickly released and signed by Saskatchewan Roughriders. His stay with them was also short lived as he was released after just an year.
His career continued to consist of such short stays.
In the following year, Ross was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans after the 2017 NFL Draft. He was waived by the Texans and was signed to the practice squad the next day. Hardly a few months of joining, Ross was released on September.
In the same month, Ross was signed by the Detroit Lions’ practice squad, released by them, and signed by Kansas City Chiefs.
Dallas Cowboys lineman arrested on drug and gun charges in Frisco
Daniel Ross was found with marijuana and was illegally carrying a weapon during a traffic stop, police said.
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It was in his next stint that he found some respite. Two months later, on November 11, 2017, Ross was signed by the Dallas Cowboys off the Chiefs’ practice squad, filling the roster spot created by Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension. He is still playing for the Lions.
The third-year Cowboys tackle is on injured reserve. In 16 games with Dallas through 2017-18, he recorded 19 tackles, nine quarterback hits and two sacks. Ross also forced a fumble in 2018 and recovered one each year.