Cowboys not taking action against Spillman during investigation of alleged sexual assault

The Dallas Cowboys have reatained safety C.J. Spillman on the roster and intend to do so unless he's charged or arrested due to a sexual assault investigation.

"I think you have to be careful with just accusations and allegations in this situation," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "When someone is officially charged or arrested for something, that's when it becomes a different situation in our minds. For now, he's a member of our football team and will take part in everything we do to this point."

Spillman is being investigated, but hasn't been charged with a crime.

"I think with C.J. we just don't know enough," Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said. "He's my teammate. I just found out about it earlier in the day. But as I said before, the expectations and standards for us is high and it needs to be high. We'll see how that plays out and we respect him and he's been a great asset for our team and his interaction with us he's a true pro."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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