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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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Josh Brent Sentenced to 180 Days in Jail, Probation

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(DALLAS) --  Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation Friday for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate, linebacker Jerry Brown.

Brent was convicted Wednesday of intoxication manslaughter for the December 2012 crash that killed Brown.  Brent was a passenger in Brent's car when it crashed on a suburban Dallas highway.

Both Brent and Brown played together at Illinois, which explains their close friendship during their time in Dallas.  They were driving home from a night out when Brent lost control of his vehicle and crashed.  Officers arriving on the scene saw Brent attempting to pull Brown's body from the wreckage. 

It was later found that Brent's blood alcohol content was at 0.18 percent on that night, which is more than twice the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent.  He could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

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Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent Indicted By Grand Jury 

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been formally indicted by a grand jury in Texas, according to ESPN.

The indictment is on one count of intoxication manslaughter stemming from a Dec. 8 crash that killed Brown's friend and Cowboys practice squad member Jerry Brown.

Police in the Dallas area say Brent was speeding when his vehicle struck a curb and flipped.  Brown was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Brent is currently out of jail on a $100,000 bond. The intoxication manslaughter charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Sources say Brent could be eligible for probation. 

Dallas County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Debbie Denmon says that no court dates have been scheduled yet.

The Cowboys play the Washington Redskins Sunday for the NFC East title.

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Bailey Boots Cowboys To Come-From-Behind Win 

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- An emotional Dallas Cowboys team rallied for a meaningful win, beating the Cincinnati Bengals 20-19 after Dan Bailey booted a 40-yard field goal as time expired.

Cincinnati (7-6) led 19-10 late in the fourth quarter in a game that had playoff implications for both teams.  Tony Romo hit Dez Bryant for a 27-yard touchdown to close the gap to two with 6:35 left.

After Cincinnati punted in the game's closing minutes, Romo led the Cowboys on a drive that set up Bailey's game-winning field goal.

Andy Dalton was 20 of 33 for 206 yards, one touchdown, and one interception for the Bengals, who fell to 7-6 with the loss.  Josh Brown kicked four field goals but it was not enough to beat an emotional Cowboys team.

A moment of silence was held before the game to honor Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown, who died in a car accident early Saturday morning.

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Cowboys Lineman Josh Brent Arrested After Fatal Car Crash

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with intoxication manslaughter after a car crash in which teammate, linebacker Jerry Brown was killed.

“It appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed,” said Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz. “At which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road, causing his vehicle to flip at least one time.”

The 25-year-old Brown was a member of the Cowboys practice squad. He was a teammate of Brent at the University of Illinois for three seasons.

“I am devastated and filled with grief,” Brent said in a statement through his agent, Peter Schaffer. “Filled with grief for the loss of my close friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. I am also grief-stricken for his family, friend and all who were blessed enough to have known him. I will live with this horrific and tragic loss every day for the rest of my life. My prayers are with his family, our teammates and his friends at this time.”

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