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ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 16: Dallas Cowboys player, Josh Brent talks with teammate Sean Lissemore #95 as the Cowboys take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. Brent is facing intoxication manslaughter charges after a one-car automobile accident that resulted in the death of teammate Jerry Brown. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Former NFL player Josh Brent

Yahoo SportsJuly 18, 2013

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