Mike Silver of the NFL Network is reporting that the Cowboys expect the NFL to announce a punishment for DT Josh Brent, possibly as soon as Friday.
- According to Silver, Dallas is bracing for Brent to receive a four-game suspension.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones previously mentioned that they will create a roster spot for Brent if/when he is reinstated by the NFL.
“We will, yes we will,” Jones said, per Clarence Hill. “In other words, we wouldn’t have it today, but we will make a roster spot.”
Brent reportedly met NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a few weeks ago to discuss the possibility of him returning to the NFL.
Brent served a 180-day prison sentence for his role in an accident that led to the death of his teammate Jerry Brown in December of 2012. He was specifically charged with intoxicated manslaughter.
He was released from prison in June and finished out the remainder of his sentence in a substance abuse center.
The Cowboys had shown interest in possibly bringing Brent back for some time now, and given their need for defensive line help, it’s not all that surprising to hear that they’re prepared to make the necessary roster moves to get him back on their roster.
Brent, 26, last appeared in an NFL game during the 2012 season. He recorded 22 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.