Josh Brent will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday and the Cowboys would create a roster spot if and when the defensive tackle is reinstated, team owner Jerry Jones said Monday. “We wouldn’t have it today but we would make a roster spot,” Jones said. Brent was released last Tuesday from Enterhealth, an alcohol and drug treatment facility in Van Alstyne. “He has decided he would like to continue his NFL career if the Cowboys will have him and the NFL will take him back,” Brent’s agent, Peter Schaffer, said last week. Brent, who retired in 2013, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation in January after he was convicted of intoxication manslaughter for the December 2012 crash that killed friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr., a practice squad linebacker. Brent was released from jail June 15 and allowed to spend the final 45 days of his jail sentence in rehabilitation. Doctors and clinicians, Schaffer said, told Brent it would be in his best interest to return to football. Brent, according to Schaffer, received the blessing of Stacey Jackson, Brown’s mother, to resume his career.
Jerry Jones: Brent to meet with Goodell Thursday, Cowboys will create roster spot for DT if he’s reinstated
Dallas Morning News | Aug 5