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2014-2015 GAME 9 PRIMER: Cardinals vs. Cowboys | Romo rest, Weeden test | Rushman DeMarcus Lawrence activated | Josh Brent signs extension | Keeping Hope Alive | Injury and Practice Report

IRVING, Texas – It’s looking more and more likely that Brandon Weeden will start Sunday against Arizona, but the Cowboys aren’t willing to rule Tony Romo out just yet. 

GETTING BACK ON THE SADDLE: What’s next for former Dallas Cowboys DT Josh Brent (extensive coverage)

IRVING, Texas – Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was sentenced today to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation after the jury found him guilty two days prior of driving drunk in a car crash that resulted in the death of his teammate and friend, Jerry Brown Jr. Brent was ordered […]

LENIENCY GRANTED BY JURY: Former Dallas Cowboys DT Josh Brent sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation

DALLAS – A Texas jury sentenced former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent to 180 days in jail and 10 years’ probation today for causing a fiery one-car crash that killed his teammate after a night of heavy drinking in 2012. The same jury that convicted Brent, 25, earlier this week of intoxication manslaughter for the […]

PONDERING PRISON OR PROBATION: Ex-Cowboy Josh Brent awaits sentencing for intoxication manslaughter of friend Jerry Brown Jr.

DALLAS, TX. – Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was found guilty today of intoxication manslaughter after a car crash in December 2012 that resulted in the death of his teammate and friend, Jerry Brown Jr. The sentencing phase will begin Thursday to determine Brent’s punishment. He could face up to 20 years in […]

THE JURY VERDICT IS IN: Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent found guilty of intoxication manslaughter

Jurors found former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent guilty of intoxication manslaughter this afternoon. The jury of 10 women and two men deliberated for more than two hours this morning. That followed 3 1/2 hours of discussions Tuesday about the case against Brent, who is accused of killing his teammate Jerry Brown Jr. in a December […]

LAW AND ORDER: Dallas Cowboys teammates testify in Josh Brent intoxication manslaughter trial | Brent’s defense rests | Jury to deliberate next week

Dallas Cowboys players who were reportedly with Brent earlier in the night of the accident have been called in to testify. Current members of the Dallas Cowboys are now testifying in Josh Brent’s intoxication manslaughter trial. The trial began Monday, but it wasn’t until Thursday that Cowboys players Barry Church, and Danny McCray took the […]

SHIFTING PRIORITIES: Josh Brent announces retirement

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent announced Thursday that he’s retiring from football to focus on his off-the-field issues. “This is the right decision for me, and something that I have given a lot of thought to,” Brent explained in a statement released by the Cowboys. “I am at a point where my main focus […]

UPDATE: Dallas County judge declines revoking bond for Josh Brent after ‘reports’ of alcohol use

A Dallas County judge this morning decided to not revoke or increase the bond for Dallas Cowboys lineman Josh Brent after he was called into a hearing to answer allegations of repeatedly violating the terms of his bail. As part of his release, Brent was ordered to wear a SCRAM ankle bracelet that monitors alcohol […]

JOSH BRENT STATUS: Dallas County trial to begin Sept. 23

As the Dallas Cowboys open the off-season program Monday, one big question is whether they will be joined by defensive tackle Josh Brent, who is facing intoxication manslaughter charges for the Dec. 8 death of practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown.  Brent will stand trial in Dallas County on Sept. 23 and faces up to 20 years […]

SALARY CAP COMPLICATION: Josh Brent’s Sept 23 trial date a setback for Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys’ hopes of using defensive tackle Josh Brent’s salary to help free up salary cap room took a hit when Brent’s trial for intoxication manslaughter was set for Sept. 23. A Dallas County grand jury in December indicted the defensive lineman in the wake of a Dec. 8 crash in the Dallas suburb […]

OFF THE FIELD NEWS: Dallas Cowboys NT Josh Brent indicted in fatal wreck

DALLAS — A Dallas County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent on one count of intoxication manslaughter in a Dec. 8 wreck in Irving that killed teammate Jerry Brown. Brent is free on $100,000 bail. No court dates have been set, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office said. The […]

SIDELINE MEDIA CIRCUS: Teammates brought Josh Brent to game; he went home to avoid distraction

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday that the Cowboys were unaware that inactive defensive lineman Josh Brent would attend Sunday’s game against the Steelers at Cowboys Stadium. Teammates urged Brent, who had been scheduled to start against the Bengals, to attend, Garrett said. Also Monday, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Brent went home […]

MOTHERS LOVE TRUMPS BOOMER: Jerry Jones defends having Josh Brent on sideline despite criticism

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he stands behind today’s decision to have defensive tackle Josh Brent on the team’s sideline for the Pittsburgh game despite criticism from network television analysts and some Cowboys’ fans. Jones said Brent, who is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter related to last week’s death of former teammate Jerry Brown, […]

ROLLER COASTER ROSTER: Josh Brent placed on RNFI list; Veteran DT Brian Schaefering signs

IRVING, Texas – Josh Brent is no longer on the Cowboys’ 53-man roster. After several discussions with the NFL this week, the Cowboys have now officially removed him from the roster, placing him on reserved/non-football illness list (RNFI). That keeps him with the team and able to be at the complex. It’s unclear how restricted […]

Josh Brent at Cowboys facility; Garrett said team offers support; Cowboys considering SafeKey device

With Dallas nose tackle Josh Brent, who was charged with intoxicated manslaughter for his involvement in a car crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown on Saturday, out on bond, he visited the Cowboys facility yesterday (Monday). Brent was at Valley Ranch getting treatment and meeting with coach Jason Garrett, who let him know that, “We […]

REMARKABLE FAMILY BOND: Jerry Brown Jr.’s mother wants Josh Brent by her side at Memorial

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – The Dallas Cowboys are holding a private memorial service for teammate Jerry Brown today (Tuesday) – and Josh Brent, who was arrested on intoxication manslaughter charges in the crash, will be in attendance at the request of Brown’s mother. On his weekly show on 105.3 The Fan, Jerry Jones revealed […]

COWBOY FAMILY MOURNING: Josh Brent arrested for DWI, manslaughter; crash killed teammate Jerry Brown

IRVING, Texas – Nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested early Saturday morning for intoxication manslaughter following the death of a teammate. Brent, 24, was identified as the driver in a car crash that killed Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown, 25. Brent was arrested for driving while intoxicated after failing field sobriety tests. Once Irving […]

FRONT AND CENTER: Josh Brent says he’s making a name for the Cowboys defense, not necessarily himself

Josh Brent is making a name for himself in the defense. Every time he starts, he makes something happen. “Making a name for this defense, the Dallas Cowboys defense” the third-year nose tackle said Sunday night after his forced fumble helped the Cowboys wrap up a 38-33 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles. “That’s what it’s […]

NEXT MAN UP: Sean Lissemore and Josh Brent ready to fill in for Jay Ratliff

The Dallas Cowboys haven’t seen much of Jay Ratliff since last season. They might not see much of him in the next couple of weeks either. Although the Cowboys haven’t ruled out Ratliff for the season opener, it seems unlikely he could return that quickly from a high-ankle sprain. The injury typically takes 2-4 weeks, […]

FRIDAY INJURY UPDATE: Sean Lee back | Romo wrapped | Danny McCray | Josh Brent

The one significant change to Friday’s practice was the return of linebacker Sean Lee, who was back on the field after missing two straight days of work because of an illness. Lee, the team’s middle linebacker and signal caller for the defense, is expected to be ready to play Sunday night against the Giants. He […]

INJURY UPDATE: Sean Lee | Danny McCray | Josh Brent | DeMarcus Ware | Jay Ratliff | Felix Jones

Star-Telegram/Ron Jenkins Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) escapes charging nose tackle Jay Ratliff IRVING, Texas — The Cowboys have numerous injuries to manage this week before playing the New York Giants in the regular season finale with the NFC Eastern division title on the line. *Sean Lee. He suffered a hamstring injury in the […]

Dallas Cowboy DT Josh Brent likes fullback role

  In two games this season, the Cowboys didn’t have a fullback on their 47-man game day roster. Or not a fullback in name. Tight end John Phillips mainly filled that role in games against the Jets and the Lions, but defensive tackle Josh Brent got three snaps in the goal-line offense. “He’s certainly comfortable […]

THURSDAY PRACTICE UPDATE: Romo wrapped and delivering | Sean Lee | McCray | Ware | Brent

For the second straight day, quarterback Tony Romo practiced with the team and all signs are pointing towards him being ready to play for Sunday night’s crucial game with the Giants. Romo, who said Wednesday that is right hand remains somewhat swollen but is improving, practiced Thursday with a light bandage wrapped around his right […]

Brent’s Return Would Boost D-Line Rotation

IRVING, Texas — The Cowboys’ defensive line rotation will get a boost Sunday if second-year nose tackle Josh Brent returns from a four-game absence due to an MCL injury and patella subluxation in his knee. Brent said he felt good after limited participation in Wednesday’s practice, his first work since Thanksgiving week. "Feel 100 percent, […]