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Some in Dallas baffled that Josh Brent is still a Cowboy

Josh Brent

Dallas Cowboys’ Josh Brent smiles as he stands on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys won 27-24. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


Josh Brent, the Cowboys defensive tackle who was charged with intoxication manslaughter in the crash that killed his teammate Jerry Brown, remains a member of the team. And not everyone in Dallas can understand the Cowboys’ thinking on that.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, the decision of the Cowboys to keep Brent around all these months after he allegedly drove drunk and killed another Cowboy is confusing to some within the organization.

“There are still a lot of people at Valley Ranch who are baffled about the fact that this player remains on the roster,” Werder said on NFL Live.

The NFL is expected to rule on Brent’s status any day now, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the NFL suspended Brent indefinitely and considered reinstating him only after his legal issues are over. Brent is currently scheduled to go on trial in September.

But whenever Brent’s legal issues are over, it appears that he’ll still be a Cowboy. And ultimately, that means Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones still believes that Brent can help the team win some day, even if that day probably won’t be until 2014 at the earliest.