IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys opened their offseason workout program at Valley Ranch on Monday, and conspicuous in his absence was defensive tackle Josh Brent, who is facing intoxication manslaughter charges for the Dec. 8 death of practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown.
"The more important thing for Josh right now is to focus on the issues at hand for himself,'' Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones told Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan on Wednesday. Obviously, he's got some legal issues he's going to be working through, not to mention all the personal issues that are involved with what he was involved with. That's what he's focused on right now."
Brent is scheduled to stand trial in Dallas County on Sept. 23 and faces up to 20 years in prison (though many of these cases in Texas, especially when a friend or family member is victimized, result in no jail time).
Brent remains free on 100,000 bond and must wear an electronic monitoring ankle...