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Former Dallas Cowboys NFL football player Josh Brent enters court to face sentencing for his intoxication manslaughter conviction in Dallas, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Brent was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. Brent could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. (AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero, Pool)

Former NFL player Josh Brent

The Dallas Cowboys have gone out of their way to support Josh Brent, their former defensive tackle who was convicted of intoxication manslaughter following a car accident that left teammate Jerry Brown Jr. dead, and the team is prepared to support him yet again now that his jail sentence is over.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said if Brent is reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the team will make sure there's a roster spot for him.

“We wouldn’t have it today but we would make a roster spot,” Jones told the Dallas Morning News.

The Morning News said Brent will meet with Goodell on Thursday.

Brent was released last week from a drug and alcohol rehab facility. He was allowed to spend the last 45 days of his 180-day jail sentence there.
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He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of intoxicated manslaughter, though he could also get probation.

Associated Press