Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has intentions of returning to the NFL, according to a source, and owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday he’s open to giving him another chance. Jones said he last spoke with Brent earlier this month and believes he deserves another chance to resume his NFL career. “I do believe in paying your debt,” Jones said following a news conference to open training camp. “Paying your debt, paying the price. I don’t have the information you need to have to make that consideration. We have stood with Josh Brent from the very beginning and continue. Josh Brent derserves an opportunity. I know firsthand he has contrition. So, yes, I will consider giving him an opportunity.” Brent was released from jail June 15 following his conviction for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammates, Jerry Brown Jr. Brent was convicted in January of intoxication manslaughter for the December 2012 crash that killed Brown, a practice squad linebacker. Brent was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation. He was released and allowed to spend the final 45 days of his six-month sentence in rehabilitation. This was Brent’s second arrest for driving under the influence. In February 2009, Brent was arrested near the University of Illinois. Brent’s agent, Peter Schaffer, said he wouldn’t address his client’s football future until he’s completed his rehabilitation and been cleared by doctors. Brent still has one week left before he completes his rehabilitation. How soon Brent would be able to join the Cowboys at training camp is unclear.
Ex-Cowboys DT Josh Brent wants to play football; Jerry Jones open to giving him a chance
Dallas Morning News | Jul 24