IRVING — The Dallas Cowboys selected a player with a DUI on his record, but he said they never asked him about it.Devonte Holloman 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 seat belt checkpoint.Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the team knew about the arrest and was sensitive to it, considering the death of a Cowboys 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?”Brent at facilityNose tackle Josh Brent, arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in the December accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown, has been at Valley Ranch, owner Jerry Jones said.But Jones intimated that Brent has not been working out because the Cowboys want to avoid giving the impression they believe he will play this fall.“I am sensitive about him looking like, for whatever the reason, he is anticipating a result. OK?” Jones said. “He doesn’t feel that way, and so if you are out here getting ready to play, you might look like you are thinking you are going to play.... I don’t want to be a part of anything that would influence anything, out of fairness, to what he has ahead of him.”Vickers’ statusFullback Lawrence Vickers underwent back surgery on Friday and should be ready for training camp, Jerry Jones said.But the Cowboys’ draft signaled a possible move away from the fullback position. The Cowboys might have to decide if Vickers’ $1.2 million salary in 2013 is worth it.“That is what you look at,” Jones said. “We like him. He has done an outstanding job. As we sit here today, I would say, ‘Yes.’”Thumb issueJerry Jones said fifth-round pick Joseph Randle has a thumb problem that might limit him in rookie minicamp, mainly catching the ball.Jones said Randle will wear a “club” to protect the thumb.Randle described himself as versatile and said his pass catching is a strength.“I do everything well: running, blocking. I take pride in my blocking. I take pride in being able to catch, and I take pride in being able to make tough yards and make people miss one-on-one,” he said. “That’s just my game in a nutshell right there.”Undrafted ranksMissouri running back Kendial Lawrence agreed to terms with the Cowboys following the draft, his agent said.Lawrence is a former Rockwall-Heath player.Other undrafted players reportedly agreeing to terms include SMU linebacker Tank Reed, Iowa quarterback James Vandenburg, Arizona State outside linebacker Brandon Magee, Mississippi State linebacker Cameron Lawrence, Savannah State defensive back Jeff Heath, Virginia tight end Paul Freedman, Wisconsin cornerback Devin Smith, South Carolina State safety Jakar Hamilton, Akron quarterback Dalton Williams and Eastern Washington receiver Greg Herd.Interception talkFourth-round pick B.W. Webb had eight interceptions in his first year in college, but only three after that.That doesn’t mean he forgot how. He figures teams just didn’t want to throw on him after that.“I guess they didn’t really want those problems,” he said.Webb, a cornerback from William & Mary, finished his career with 11 interceptions, two returned for touchdowns, 151 tackles, two fumble recoveries and 19 pass breakups.
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