Former Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday, and Jerry Jones says the team is prepared to clear a roster spot for him if he is reinstated.
“We wouldn’t have it today,” Jones said, via the team’s official website, “but we’ll make a roster spot.”
It’s been a year and a half since Brent retired from football, prior to his trial on intoxication manslaughter charges, stemming from the December 2012 crash that killed Brent’s friend and teammate Jerry Brown, Jr. He filed for reinstatement last week after being released from a rehab facility that he attended as part of his sentence.
Jones said he’s not expecting Goodell to hurry a decision on Brent’s future.
“Good judgment tells you let this happen on the commissioner’s time,” Jones said. “I don’t want to be presumptuous, and there’s no pressure... So the answer is no, I wouldn’t dare ask him to hurry up his judgment in that area. There’s no place for input in my mind for the club asking to facilitate something that might be to the advantage of the club. This is about the behavior of the player, the player’s future in the NFL and our policies in the NFL.”
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