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IRVING, Texas The presence of Josh Brent on the Dallas Cowboys sideline during Sundays game was a surprise to team officials. But it is a surprise that will not repeat itself.
The Cowboys have banned Brent from joining his teammates on the sidelines for any the team's remaining regular-season games, Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan reported on Monday.
Brent -- on the NFL's Non-Football injured reserve list after having been charged with intoxication manslaughter two weeks ago in the car crash that killed teammate and best friend Jerry Brown -- attended Sundays overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the urging of teammates. Embracing Brent in this manner, the Cowboys players believe, is following the wishes of Brown's mother, Stacey Jackson, who has asked the club to treat the nose tackle like family.
A handful of Cowboys defensive players who are on IR made the decision to bring Brent to the game, one of them driving to Brents home to pick him up, according to a source close to Brent. When the CBS telecast of the game showed Brent on the sideline, he came to the conclusion that he might be causing a distraction. Brent then left the game in the third quarter.
A report that aired Monday on The Fan stated that had management been made aware of the players intentions of bringing Brent to the game, a more "politically correct" plan might have prevailed. Such a plan will be in place going forward -- a plan that includes the Cowboys having personnel alongside Brent this weekend, when the Cowboys play the Saints, in part due to concerns about Brents mental state.
"Our team and our players wanted him today on the sideline," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Sunday following Dallas' 27-24 victory. "Jerry's mother asked us directly as a group. She said, 'Support him. Help him. He needs your help. Jerry wants that. I want that.' His teammates asked him to come and be down there with them, and that's where we are."
But a day later, Cowboys brass expressed more sensitivity to the argument against Brent being so visible on the sidelines.
"It becomes a real sensitive topic to a lot of people when you're in a public place like the game," coach Jason Garrett said Monday. "There were no bad intentions other than to support Josh as part of our football team, (saying) This is a game and you need to be here. That's what our players wanted to convey to him and they really encouraged him to come to the game.
"I thought Josh handled it beautifully the way that he came and then when he felt like there were some issues he felt the right thing to do was to leave. But we're going to support him in every way that we can. We also will be sensitive to this kind of issue."
In a court appearance on Tuesday, a judge ordered Brent to wear an electronic ankle monitor while also lowering his bond from 500,000 to 100,000.
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In light of what happened Friday morning in Newtown, Conn., I had a tough time mustering too much indignation over Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent showing up on the sideline of a nationally televised game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was certainly inappropriate that a player accused of intoxication manslaughter related to the death of his teammate and close friend Jerry Brown...
Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent will no longer be allowed on the Dallas Cowboys' sideline, team and league sources told ESPN.com Tuesday. Brent, who is on the reserve/non-football injury list after being charged with intoxication manslaughter in the crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown two weeks, was on the sideline for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers...
DALLAS (AP) -- A judge ordered Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent to wear an electronic monitor pending his trial on an intoxication manslaughter charge in the one-car crash that killed a teammate. State District Judge Fred Tinsley also lowered Brent's bond from 500,000 to 100,000 on Tuesday. He ordered Brent not to drink alcohol or drive without a valid driver's license...
Josh Brent was allowed to be on the sidelines for Dallas’ overtime win against Pittsburgh. Brent faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter after an accident left teammate Jerry Brown dead.
The Cowboys decision allowing Brent on the sidelines was blasted by commentator Boomer Esiason and others.
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Josh Brent appeared on the sidelines during the Cowboys game on Sunday. Eight days ago Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter, after an accident took the life of teammate Jerry Brown.
The Cowboys told announcers Jim Nantz and Phil Simms that Brent was at the game as a sign of support for the player.
It did raise some eyebrows though.
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Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was on the sideline during this past Sunday’s game against the Steelers just a week after killing his teammate and friend Jerry Brown after driving drunk and flipping his car.
A lot of people had a problem with Brent being on the sidelines since it could send the wrong signal that the Cowboys might condone what he did.
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Just one week ago, Josh Brent was starting to face the reality of being charged with intoxication manslaughter after a late-night car accident killed Jerry Brown Jr., his Dallas Cowboys teammate.
On Sunday, Brent watched his team face the Pittsburgh Steelers from the Cowboys' sidelines with his other teammates.
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Josh Brent‘s presence on the Cowboys’ sideline Sunday took some fans by surprise, but owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett are standing by the team’s decision.
Brent, who is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge following the accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown on Dec. 8, was released on $500,000 bail. The Cowboys tackle has since been placed on the reserve...
Josh Brent‘s presence on the Cowboys’ sideline during Sunday’s game against the Steelers rubbed some people the wrong way. Now, the team and the league are reportedly taking action.
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As most of you know by now, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was allowed on the team’s sideline during Sunday’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brent has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in a car crash that killed his teammate Jerry Brown two weeks ago. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, the NFL and the Cowboys agreed on Tuesday that Brent will no longer be allowed...
On the day the Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to the fallen Jerry Brown with a No. 53 decal on the back of helmets and held a moment of silence before the game, Josh Brent was invited to join the team on the sideline Sunday as if he’s done no wrong.
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett were unaware that Josh Brent was even on the sidelines at the start of their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. Brent, who was reluctant to be there, left in the third quarter as his presence began a debate on national television. A week and a … Continue reading »
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