NFL: Cowboys pursue Rashaan Evans after he was arrested for marijuana possession

The Dallas Cowboys fired linebacker Rashaan Evans on Wednesday after he was arrested for marijuana possession last Tuesday.

“It is a cycle that cannot be allowed. We are a healthy football team and we hope we can keep it that way. When you get to this stage of the year you start to make your mark, especially with young players, so you have to make tough decisions like this, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said at a news conference.

Evans was arrested by police in Frisco, Texas, the city where cowboys conduct their daily training.

This Wednesday, Mike McCarthe realized that it was not easy to make this decision, but that it was necessary to keep order in your team.

The 27-year-old linebacker came to Dallas at the start of the 2023 season to strengthen the defense.

The player from Auburn, Alabama, was selected by the NFL in the first round of the 2018 draft by the Tennessee Titans, a team with which he remained until the 2021 season.

In 2022, he signed with the Atlanta Falcons with whom he played in 17 games, recording 159 tackles, two quarterback sacks, forcing a fumble, recovering two balls and defending four passes.

Before the start of this campaign he had agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles, a team he left in mid-October and then defended the Cowboys from week 8.

In a six-year career, the former Alabama Crimson Tide star is earning college football accolades: 482 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles, four recoveries and one score; He also has one interception and 12 passes defensed.

The Dallas Cowboys have already secured their spot in the Playoffs with a 10-5 record.

They’re struggling to get these 11-4 Philadelphia Eagles atop the National Conference’s Eastern Division.

You’ll welcome them to the Detroit Lions next Thursday in Week 17 of the 2023 NFL season.

They will end the campaign against them a week later, Washington Commanders.

(With information from EFE)

Source: La Neta Neta