Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/30/14
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CINCINNATI I boarded the Cowboys' chartered plane bound for Cincinnati just after noon in Dallas with the knowledge that the club had assembled players for an early-Saturday meeting to inform them of what I knew to be an "incident" involving what I was told was "a practice-squad player and a part-time defensive starter." Josh Brent -- who was scheduled to start for the Cowboys in Sunday's game against the Bengals -- was listed on the flight manifest with assigned seat 27F. But as I boarded, Brent was not in his seat and would not be in his seat as a result of the tragic circumstances involving the death of practice-squad newcomer Jerry Brown Jr. and the intoxication-manslaughter arrest of Brent. Brent was arrested at 4:14 a.m. after the 2:20 a.m. one-car accident in Irving, Texas, in which Brent flipped his 2007 Mercedes after reportedly hitting a curb at a high speed. Irving police say they came upon the scene and found Brent, 24 and a third-year pr...
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