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Josh Brent | Defensive Lineman

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 320
College: Illinois
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Former Cowboys DT Josh Brent will meet with commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to discuss reinstatement.
Brent, 26, was released from his substance abuse program last Tuesday and hopes to continue his career. Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones said he'll clear a roster spot for Brent if he's reinstated by the league. Dallas is so desperate for help on defense that they'll take on this distraction. Brent can play the run. Aug 5 - 8:49 AM

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Former Cowboys DT Josh Brent was released from his residential substance abuse treatment program Tuesday.

Brent hopes to continue his career, and will meet with Roger Goodell within the next two weeks to discuss reinstatement. Even if he is reinstated, Brent could still face league discipline. The Cowboys are Brent's most likely landing spot if he reenters the league. Dallas needs D-Line help, and Jerry Jones has already said he would consider giving Brent an opportunity. Brent is only 26.
Jul 30 - 8:07 PM

Former Cowboys DT Josh Brent was released from jail.

Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in connection with a December 2012 drunk-driving crash that killed Cowboys practice squad LB Jerry Brown. Brent has retired, but Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones recently said the team would be open to bringing Brent back. It is unclear whether Brent wants to return to football, or if he would face a suspension if he were to return. He's still only 26, and we'd have to imagine he needs money.
Jun 15 - 6:24 PM

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said the team would be open to bringing back retired DT Josh Brent once he's released from jail.

Brent, of course, is in jail after he was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and ten years' probation. Brent got off extremely easy. He was facing 20 years behind bars. That the Cowboys would even entertain this potential circus points to how dire the situation is on the defensive line in Dallas. Brent "retired" from the NFL last summer.
Jun 3 - 2:41 PM

Ex-Cowboys DT Josh Brent was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation as a result of his intoxication manslaughter conviction.

Brent is getting off easy, considering he was facing a maximum of 20 years behind bars. Brent was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter on Wednesday. His sentence was handed down Friday. Brent retired from the NFL in July. The Cowboys haven't seemed to close the door on a potential reunion down the road.
Jan 24 - 12:32 PM

Former Cowboys DT Josh Brent has been convicted of intoxication manslaughter.

After two days of deliberation, a Dallas County jury found Brent guilty. In December of 2012, Brent was driving drunk and wrecked his car, killing passenger and teammate Jerry Brown. Brent now faces up to 20 years in prison but also could be placed on probation. He retired from the NFL last summer.
Jan 22 - 5:07 PM

Cowboys NT Josh Brent is retiring from the NFL after three seasons to focus on his off-the-field issues.

Brent says "it's the right thing to do" in order for him to get his life back on track following his December intoxicated manslaughter arrest that resulted in the death of teammate and best friend Jerry Brown. We were expecting a decision on Brent's roster spot to come before the weekend, but this wasn't the outcome many saw coming. Brent recorded 44 tackles and 1.5 sacks after being a seventh-round pick in the 2010 Supplemental Draft out of Illinois. We may see him back on an NFL field someday, but that's not a given.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 01:47:00 PM

Cowboys NT Josh Brent's status on the roster is expected to be determined before the team travels to Oxnard, California for training camp next week.

According to an NFL spokesman, the league is still reviewing the case. Brent was charged with intoxicated manslaughter in December, after he wrecked his car and killed teammate Jerry Brown. Brent is still on the Cowboys' roster and is eligible to practice, but he isn't expected to be in attendance.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Cowboys NT Josh Brent was released from jail on Sunday morning.

Brent, who went back to jail for violating the terms of his pretrial release by failing multiple drug tests, spent 11 days behind bars. He was released due to a court order, though details of it are unclear.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 08:01:00 PM

The lawyers for Cowboys NT Josh Brent are requesting Dallas district attorney Craig Watkins restrict his public comments to what are "ethically permissible" in Brent's intoxicated manslaughter case.

Watkins talked at length about the case on the radio last week, going as far as to say "when (Brent is found guilty)." Watkins probably got too loose-lipped, but neither his comments nor Brent's motion should have much effect on the case.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 08:20:00 PM

The Dallas County district attorney plans to seek jail time in Cowboys NT Josh Brent's intoxicated manslaughter case.

The DA went on local radio last week to say Brent "still uses alcohol and illicit drugs," and that he "wants him jailed for the crash" that killed former teammate Jerry Brown. Brent is currently in jail after violating the terms of his bond by failing two tests for marijuana. Meanwhile, the Cowboys continue to hold Brent's roster spot.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 05:33:00 PM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Cowboys have no plans to cut NT Josh Brent.

Even after his second failed drug test on Tuesday, which resulted in Brent being jailed Thursday, the Cowboys are still holding out hope that he can contribute on the field one day. The team is just waiting for the NFL to suspend the 25-year-old. He isn't getting paid or receiving any kind of treatment from the Cowboys. Aside from Brent making the team look bad, there's no other downside to keeping him around. It's purely a football decision.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 06:11:00 PM

Cowboys NT Josh Brent tested positive for marijuana and is back in jail.

Brent was tested for marijuana on June 19, and a positive result was confirmed on Tuesday. He was booked into Lew Sterrett Justice Center on Thursday. It's Brent's second positive test since his arrest for intoxicated manslaughter back in early December. The failed drug tests violate the terms of his release.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 03:37:00 PM

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the Cowboys still believe that NT Josh Brent will contribute on the field one day.

Brent, accused of driving drunk and testing positive for marijuana during the accident that caused teammate Jerry Brown's death, is awaiting trial on manslaughter charges. Even if he's found not guilty, the league will likely suspend him for a year. But the Cowboys apparently think that it's possible Brent can contribute in 2014 or beyond, so he stays on the roster.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 08:18:00 AM

Cowboys NT Josh Brent has reportedly tested positive for marijuana as he awaits trial for the deadly car crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown.

Dallas county prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke Brent's $100,000 bond, after he failed a drug test last month. Brent is on the Cowboys' roster in name only due to the wishes of Brown's mother for the team to support him.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 05:22:00 PM

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