Josh Brent hasn't been banned from voluntary workouts with the Dallas Cowboys, but executive vice president Stephen Jones said it's best that the nose tackle stays away from the team's Valley Ranch facility until there is more clarity about his legal situation.

Brent is on the reserve/non-football illness list after his arrest for intoxication manslaughter in the death of his friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Brent was involved in the accident in the early morning hours of Dec. 8, the day before the Cowboys were to play at the Cincinnati Bengals. Brent faces a Sept. 23 trial date on the charge. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

"The league hasn't had any sanctions on him," Jones said Tuesday on KRLD-FM in Dallas. "The more important thing for Josh right now is to focus on the issues at hand for himself, and obviously, he's got some legal issues he's going to be working through, not to mention all the personal issues that are involved with what he was involved with. That's what he's focused on right now."

The nose tackle was not present as voluntary workouts began Monday.