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Ex-Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has been released from jail, finishing his six-month sentence early. Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter for the car crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown in December 2012. The 26-year-old retired from the NFL last July. [AP]

The loss of Jerry Brown: The NFL Today aired a segment on Thanksgiving about last year's car accident that killed Dallas Cowboys player Jerry Brown and put teammate Josh Brent in jail for intoxication manslaughter. You might tear up. [Eye On Football]

Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, awaiting trial for intoxication manslaughter for the death of a teammate, had returned to jail June 27 after twice testing positive for marijuana use. A judge yesterday granted his release. He remains on the Cowboys' roster.

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