Lissemore: Replacing Josh Brent "A Tough Situation" - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Blue Star
The center of the Dallas Cowboys universe

Lissemore: Replacing Josh Brent "A Tough Situation"

Sean Lissemore has been starting at nose tackle ever since the tragedy involving Josh Brent and Jerry Brown



    Every player in the NFL wants to start. That’s just a simple fact. And the Cowboys’ Sean Lissemore is now starting for Dallas. But due to the circumstances by which he came to be a starter, Lissemore is less than overjoyed.

    That’s because Lissemore, traditionally a defensive end, was moved to nose tackle to replace Josh Brent, who (of course) is done for the year after being charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with the one-car accident that killed practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown. Brent’s year officially came to an end last week when he was placed on the non-football related reserve.

    It was a tough situation,” Lissemore said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It was very emotional. It was one of those things we handled as a team. For me, in my case, it was kind of like the next man up. I had to step up in a position that was necessary for the team. It wasn’t easy, all across the board."

    “It affected me in a bunch of different ways. It affected obviously the fact that I had to play nose tackle. But it also affected me for the fact that he was a guy I came in with, been with him for three years now. It was challenging in a lot of different ways.”

    Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with Follow NBC DFW on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe, text HELP for more info, and text STOP to end the subscription. Message and data rates may apply.Read more about it here.