Grand jury releases decision on Cowboys LB Damien Wilson

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson, who was accused of pulling out a rifle and hitting a woman with his truck in a parking lot dispute, will not go to trial. A grand jury has cleared him.

“BREAKING. Cowboys’ Damien Wilson has been CLEARED after backing truck into woman on 4th of July,” wrote Amanda Guerra of KRLD. “Grand jury no indictment.”

This is big for Wilson and the Cowboys. When initial reports came out, it looked like the ramifications could be pretty serious, but things slowly cooled off over time.

“According to police, they were notified to come to the parking lot of Toyota Park in Frisco, Texas, at 8:10 p.m. CT.,” reports read when the arrest was made. “Police said Wilson ‘intentionally’ backed his car into a woman and brandished a rifle at a man, per the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota and Naheed Rajwani. Wilson was arrested, jailed and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He posted bond and was released Wednesday night, via Machota and Rajwani.”

The Cowboys do need help on defense, though they have some young stars – linebacker Jaylon Smith and cornerback Jourdan Lewis, for instance – who are emerging. Before the season, they hoped Wilson could be one of those building blocks, stepping up after getting a half a dozen starts in 2016.

The team also has to be glad to shake at least one legal case. Running back Ezekiel Elliott is in the headlines enough for his own case, and they didn’t need a criminal case for Wilson on top of that. Now they won’t have to worry.

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