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Ready or Not, Here Comes Josh Brent



    Ready or Not, Here Comes Josh Brent
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    Josh Brent #92 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.

    Justin Durant is gone. Tony Romo is in limbo. And Josh Brent is … On his way?

    Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday that, indeed, the suspended defensive tackle who killed a teammate while driving drunk is likely to begin practicing next week and travel with the team when it plays the Jaguars in London on Nov. 9.

    Yes, it’s nauseating. But, yes, it’s also a reality.

    Brent, suspended by the NFL, is eligible to play against the Giants Nov. 23.

    “Well we've just got to see how he practices,” Garrett said. “Really, the big thing for him is just physical conditioning, and a big part of that is his weight. He’s done a good job of working to get his weight down, but that weight has to continue to come down. We really have hurdles that you have to go over with guys that are coming back from injury or guys who have been away. It’s working on the side, getting yourself where you can do metabolics, which is simulation of playing football, and then you go into practice, you’re limited and then you do more extensive work. He’ll go through that practice just like everybody else would.”

    I don’t think the Cowboys should welcome Brent back into their family. But looks like we better get ready for it nonetheless.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.