Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has a court date set for September 23 and, judging by the comments of the team’s executive vice president, Stephen Jones, Dallas will wait until the legal process plays out to make a decision on Brent’s future with the team.
"Josh’s situation is obviously one that will take care of itself," Jones said last week, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "He’s working through his legal issues and I’m sure the NFL and the Cowboys at that point will know where we stand."
Of course, Brent is facing intoxication manslaughter charges stemming from the single-car accident that claimed the life of practice squad linebacker, and Brent’s best friend, Jerry Brown, Jr. last December. He faces up to 20 years if he is convicted.
Per Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram, Jones was noncommittal when asked if Dallas would consider cutting ties with Brent in order to free up a roster spot going into training camp.
"I don’t have any comment other than what I said," Jones said. "We’ll monitor what happens legally and go from there."
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