Cowboys contacted MADD following incidents
FEB 13, 2013 1:11p ET
The NFL and the Cowboys already have far-reaching programs to help players safely deal with alcohol and avoid driving while intoxicated.
"Obviously, it's not good enough and until we get to a point that there are zero incidents then we're not going to rest and we're not going to be satisfied," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Jones told reporters that Cowboys officials met with MADD representatives earlier this month. The meeting was in response to two high-profile incidents in December and January, one that resulted in the death of a player.
Practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown Jr. was killed in a one-car accident in a vehicle driven by teammate Josh Brent. Brent, a nose tackle, was indicted on a charge of intoxication manslaughter after his blood alcohol was reported to be well above the legal limit.
Last month, another defensive lineman, Jay Ratliff, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after crashing his pickup truck.
Irving-based MADD is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 to support victims of drunk driving and raise awareness of the issue.
"We certainly have had a great education program with the Cowboys," Jones said. "But at the end of the day we want to get better. And it hasn't been good enough in our minds. When you have an incident, it's not good enough. So we want to improve on that. They think they can do some things to help us improve."
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