Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on Lucky Whitehead arrest: 'We'll respond accordingly'

Dallas Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead is back in the news, this time for a shoplifting charge leading to a warrant for his arrest, according to TMZ.

So it's not all that surprising that Whitehead's job is "absolutely" in jeopardy.

Whitehead failed to show up for his scheduled arraignment on July 6 and a warrant was issued for his arrest, per Prince William County General Court records.

Whitehead, who is from Manassas, Va., and the Cowboys are in training camp in Oxnard, Calif.

On Sunday, against a fair amount of evidence to the contrary, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett declared that "character is critical with us, with the Dallas Cowboys".

Whitehead has said he didn't even know about the warrant, for whatever that's worth.

Whitehead's next hearing is scheduled for August 10, according to court records.

Whitehead made news just last week for saying his XL Bully puppy had been stolen and was being held for ransom. He announced the next day on social media that the dog was returned unharmed.

Whitehead's legal troubles are the latest in a string of off-field mishaps for the Cowboys this offseason.

Elliott also is awaiting possible punishment from the National Football League stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident a year ago in Columbus, Ohio.

Linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested July 4 on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

  • Stacy Allen