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Cowboys Defensive Lineman Josh Brent to Retire Again

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- For the second time during his NFL career, Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has decided to retire.

This is the second time that Brent has retired since a conviction for intoxication manslaughter in the crash that killed fellow teammate Jerry Brown in 2012. Brent was placed on the reserve/retired list Friday by the team.

"It is with careful consideration, much thought and reflection that today I announce my retirement from the NFL," Brent said in a statement. "I have not taken this decision lightly, as my time in the NFL and as a member of the Dallas Cowboys has been the opportunity of a lifetime. Two of the greatest institutions in sports are the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys and I am humbled, honored and blessed to have been a part of both."

Brent didn't play football in 2013, and played just one game last season after he had served a 10 game suspension.

He ends his career with 46 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

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