Cowboys Paving Way For Brent's Return
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:58:08 GMT — The Cowboys defense was one of the worst in the NFL last year, and with free agent departures and injuries decimating it even more, the Dallas front office is looking for answers.Is one of those answers a retired lineman who accidentally killed a teammate in a drunk driving accident?Josh Brent has filed for reinstatement to the NFL and will meet with commissioner Roger Goodell later this week according to ESPN. Brent retired from the NFL before his intoxication manslaughter trial in the death of his best friend and teammate Jerry Brown in December of 2012. Brent served 180 days in jail, and 45 days in a rehab facility, just released this past Monday. If reinstated, the Cowboys would own his rights. What do the coach and the owner think?Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett says "You know I do believe he's a football player, and he has footballl ahead of him, but first things first, we want to make sure he gets his feet on the ground as a person back in society, and he needs to know we support him.Cowboys Owner-GM Jerry Jones says "It's a great opportunity for him, under the circumstances, to have made the mistake that he made, and now to do some good and help a lot of people."Many of Brent's former teammates their support for his reinstatement to the NFL, as has the family of Jerry Brown.