by Aaron Wilson
July 31, 02014
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is set to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell soon as he tries to get back in the league, his agent, Peter Schafter, told ESPN.
Brent just got out of a Dallas addictional rehabilitation facility. Brent retired before last season after being convicted of intoxication manslaughter in a crash that killed his friend and former Cowboys teammate Jerry Brown.
"There are a lot of bridges that had to be crossed to get to this point and there still are bridges that have to be crossed now," Schaffer said. "But I do believe he is a much mature and aware individual. He'll be a better player and person. He'll be playing with a sense of purpose for Jerry's family, and people will see he deserves a second chance."
Brent has filed for reinstatement.
The Cowboys haven't closed the door to bringing back Brent.
"He has played at a level before that would help us, yes, and obviously we're trying to build this defensive line," Jones said. "I know that one thing for sure, he is contrite, and I know he feels one of the best ways to pay his debt to what he feels to the family is to do what he does the best and that is be a football player. He's got it to do, but talking with him, there is a lot of resolve there."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun