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December 12, 2012

Cowboys in discussions with league about moving Josh Brent to reserved list

The Cowboys still are in discussions with the league about moving defensive tackle Josh Brent to the reserved non-football injury list. The Cowboys want to provide support to Brent, who was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter in the death of teammate Jerry Brown.

Brent remains on the 53-player roster for now.

"We have not made a roster move," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "There have been some conversations with the league on that topic. But we have not made a move yet."

The Cowboys held a private memorial service for Brown, who was killed in the single-car wreck, on Tuesday. Brent attended, having been invited by Brown's mother, Stacey Jackson.

"Josh is part of our family," Garrett said. "We have unconditional love for him, and we’re going to make sure that we support him in every way we can. Players, coaches, our organization, and make him feel that support every way."

Brent made five starts this season, with 35 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He is making $490,000 in base salary and counts $501,887 against the cap.

-- Charean Williams 

 

 

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