Cowboys DT Josh Brent retired seven months after accidentally killing teammate Jerry Brown in a car crash while driving intoxicated.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team would be open to “finding a place on their roster” for DT Josh Brent, who recently finished a term for intoxicated manslaughter of former Cowboy Jerry Brown.
In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Jones said, “We wouldn’t have it today but we would make a roster spot.”
Brent started 5 games for the Cowboys in 2012, but left the team in December following a drunk-driving accident that killed Jerry Brown, a passenger in the car Brent was driving. Brent retired in July 2013 and was convicted of intoxicated manslaughter in January 2014. He was sentenced to 180 days in prison and was released in mid-June.
Brent has made it known his intentions to return to the NFL, but will likely face severe discipline from the league for conduct violations.
In 2009, the league suspended WR Donte Stallworth after he plead guilty to DUI manslaughter charges for killing a pedestrian in Florida.