According to court documents, Leary was arrested days after the team’s 2012 season opener at the New York Giants, but it’s taken nearly two years for him to face trial (scheduled for July 14, per the Dallas Morning News). In terms of discipline from the NFL, Watkins explains, “When an NFL player is charged with a DWI offense, he’s placed into the league’s substance abuse program. Once that player completes the program, the league considers the legal matter over based on the facts of any particular case.”
Leary, 25, went undrafted out of Memphis in 2012, in part because of a knee issue that scared teams off. However, he was considered a mid-round prospect with eventual starter potential, and the Cowboys secured his services with an enticing offer. After spending 2012 on the practice squad, Leary started all 16 games at left guard last season. He struggled, though, failing to establish himself as a long-term answer, and with rookie first-rounder Zack Martin expected to take over right guard, Leary will compete with Mackenzy Bernadeau for the left guard spot.