IRVING, Texas Although Josh Brent won't play for the Dallas Cowboys again this season, he remains part of a franchise that continues to support him.
The 24-year-old nose tackle was placed on the reservenon-football illness list Wednesday, four days after getting into a car accident that killed Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown, Brent's good friend and passenger in the vehicle. Brent was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter and released the following day after posting a 500,000 bond. If convicted, Brent faces up to 20 years in prison.
After Wednesday's practice, several Cowboys discussed their support for Brent, someone they view as a brother.
"You've just got to be there for your brother in a time of need," said fullback Lawrence Vickers, standing next to Brent's locker.
On Tuesday, Brent joined his Cowboys teammates at a memorial service for Brown. As players left the service in Dallas, they lined up and hugged Brent.
"He needed it," defensive end Jason Hatcher sa...