The Dallas Cowboys have maintained throughout the offseason that they’ll wait for the legal process to run its course before making a decision as to defensive tackle Josh Brent’s future with the team, and that could take awhile.
Brent’s court date on charges of intoxication manslaughter, stemming from the single-car accident that killed practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown, Jr. back in December is set for Sept. 21.
Obviously, many folks disagree with the Cowboys’ stance on the issue, and this group includes legendary Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson--who, perhaps influenced by Brent’s return to jail last week after a second failed drug test since his arrest, believes now is the time to cut Brent loose.
“I think the Cowboys have done all they could in this situation and sometimes you got to cut the cord and let the player handle that situation,” Pearson told 103.3-FM ESPN Radio’s “Fitzsimmons and Durrett Show,” via the Dallas Morning News. “He wasn’t thinking about the Dallas Cowboys or anybody else but himself when he made that decision to get in that car that night and to continue to make the decisions to violate the probation and just snub his nose pretty much to the system that’s trying to give him an opportunity to show repentance before his trial comes up.”
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