Thursday August 28th, 2014

Dallas Cowboys defensive back Jakar Hamilton will be suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL’s for substance abuse policy, ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reports.

Hamilton went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft and later signed with the Cowboys.

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He was on Dallas’ practice squad for the majority of last season and saw action in three regular season games, recording two combined tackles. 

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Hamilton was expected to be the backup at free safety behind starter Barry Church

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