The Cowboys did not ask sixth-round pick Devonte Holloman about his DUI arrest two years ago, and he hopes there is never a need.
"It wasn’t addressed, but me knowing it might have been the thing to hurt me, I refuse to let it happen again," he said Saturday in a conference call with reporters at Valley Ranch. "It will not be a worry for them or me."
The Cowboys took Holloman, a linebacker out of South Carolina, with their last pick of the draft, taking him in the sixth round. The 22-year-old was arrested in June 2011 near campus at a weekend sobriety and seatbelt checkpoint.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the team knew about the arrest and was sensitive to it, considering the death of a player last December in a drinking-related accident, but was confident in its evaluation of Holloman.
"You really trust the sources at the school," Garrett said. "Our scouts do a great job finding out what the circumstances are and helping us decide who the player is and what he’s all about. ... Is this an isolated incident or a pattern of behavior?"
-- Carlos Mendez