Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has been placed on the reserved - retired list by the Cowboys.
The move was confirmed on Friday morning by NBC 5 Sports reporter Pat Doney.
"I visited with Josh yesterday, and he decided to retire," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Friday. "He's going to focus on continuing to get his life back in order. I think he's worked very hard on finding some normalcy in his life. I had heard some things about (Brent's decision to retire) earlier in the week. I had a very good conversation with him and will stay in touch with him going forward."
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Brent played for the Cowboys for the first time in two years when the team took on the Chicago Bears in December.
A few days later he was injured during practice and didn't play in any other games during the rest of the regular season.
Brent had been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2014/2015 season following his intoxication manslaughter conviction in January.
Before his return, Brent hadn't played since Dec. 2, 2012, six days after the drunken driving crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown.