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 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 Dallas Cowboys NFL football player Josh Brent gets a hug from family after closing arguments in his intoxication manslaughter trial Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Dallas. The jury has begun deliberating in Brent's intoxication manslaughter trial after lawyers wrapped up their closing arguments Tuesday morning. Prosecutors accuse the former defensive tackle of drunkenly crashing his Mercedes near Dallas during a night out in December 2012, killing his good friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Dallas Cowboys suspended player Josh Brent, right, is greeted by DeMarco Murray (29) on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. Brent was the driver in a car crash last week, that killed teammate Jerry Brown, Jr.(AP Photo/LM Otero) 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) ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 16: Dallas Cowboys player, Josh Brent attends a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) rolls out as guard Peter Konz blocks Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent (92) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Rich Addicks)