Cowboys LB Damien Wilson Arrested on Aggravated Assault Charge

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 5, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 13:  Damien Wilson #57 of the Dallas Cowboys in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested Tuesday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Lynnanne Nguyen of Fox 4 News first reported the arrest Wednesday morning and passed along Wilson's mugshot:

Lynnanne Nguyen @LynnanneFOX4

#BREAKING: @dallascowboys linebacker Damien Wilson arrested last night July 4th at Toyota Stadium for agg assault w/ a deadly weapon @FOX4 https://t.co/Rz2PpqrNp2

CBS DFW confirmed the news via the Frisco Police Department.

Police told Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan (via CBS DFW) Wilson was arrested in the parking lot of Toyota Stadium, where FC Dallas of Major League Soccer played a match against D.C. United on Independence Day.

Fisher noted the alleged assault may have taken place during a fireworks display at the FC Dallas game. Police told him the victim was not taken to the hospital. Wilson allegedly backed his car into a woman's car “intentionally," while looking for a parking spot before brandishing a riffle to a man, according to Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram

No further information about what occurred leading to the arrest was immediately released

The Cowboys selected Wilson from the University of Minnesota in the fourth round of the 2015 draft.

The 24-year-old Mississippi native played a limited role across his first two NFL seasons. He's tallied 49 combined tackles, one pass defended and a half-sack while appearing in all 32 games.

Last month, Wilson told David Helman of the Cowboys' official website he was prepared for a more wide-ranging involvement during the 2017 campaign.

"Every day, I've learned something new—so they put more on my plate, because they feel like I can handle it," he said.

It's unclear whether Tuesday's incident could impact his status. Kyle Wilber would be the next man up at strong-side linebacker for the Cowboys defense.



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