Nose tackle Josh Brent was at Valley Ranch on Monday, getting treatment and meeting with coach Jason Garrett, who let him know that, “We all love him and we’re going to be here for him.”
Brent was released from jail on Sunday after being arrested for suspicion of intoxication manslaughter. The car he was driving flipped and crashed Saturday night, killing the passenger, practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown.
Brent remains on the active roster. Garrett said he does not know anything about an NFL response to Brent’s arrest.
“We don’t know any specifics about that,” Garrett said. “What we want to do as an organization, as players, as coaches and this entire organization is let him know he should feel supported everywhere he turns. That’s what we want to express to him. It’s a very challenging situation for him. He and Jerry are best friends. They have known each other since college. They were very close in college, very close since they’ve been here together, and it’s a really, really difficult situation for him. We want to make him feel that there are people around him who can help him get through this thing day by day.”
Garrett said he visited with Brent, and that Brent was “very distraught.”
Asked what Brent’s mindset was and if they talked about his football future, Garrett said, “This thing only happened a couple of days ago, so I'm sure you guys understand the situation he's in and how he feels about the situation, and again, we're trying to help him get through today. It's a very, very difficult and challenging situation for him.”
Asked what was the best advice he gave Brent, Garrett said, “Just that we love him and we’re going to be here for him.”
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