Per the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph has been named a person of interest in a murder investigation.

Cornerback Kelvin Joseph, who was selected in the second round of the 2021 NFL draft, has been requested to be interviewed by Dallas police about a murder investigation that took the life of 20-year-old Cameron Ray on March 18 outside of a Dallas nightclub.

Ray and three of his friends were in Dallas for the weekend and found themselves in an altercation with another group of individuals that appeared to include Joseph. After the brawl, Ray was fatally shot by someone driving an SUV as he and his friends walked to their vehicle

Video surveillance shows an individual matching Joseph’s profile, and he was wearing a chain that reads YKDV. Joseph, who almost raps, goes by the name YKDV Bossman Fat which stands for “You Know Da Vibe” which means Joseph may have been at the scene where the events of that evening began.

The Cowboys have spoken with Joseph about the incident, and although they don’t believe him to be the shooter, they have encouraged him to tell police every detail about what happened that led to Ray’s death.

Joseph played sparingly through the first 14 games of last season (logged just 14 defensive snaps). However, he showed great potential in his first game of extended action in Week 16 against the Washington Football Team. Joseph played 57 snaps and registered three tackles and a pass breakup while allowing minus two yards on five targets in the Cowboys’ 56-14 victory.

In the Cowboys’ season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, Joseph registered nine tackles (seven solo tackles) and nearly got his first career interception in a 51-26 beatdown of the Cowboys’ most-hated rival. This has positioned Joseph to be a serious contender to overtake veteran Anthony Brown as the Cowboys’ CB2 opposite Trevon Diggs.

We will update the story as it develops.

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