CINCINNATI -- At some point this week, the Dallas Cowboys have to make a decision regarding nose tackle Josh Brent, who made bail on Sunday afternoon after he was charged in intoxication manslaughter resulting in the death of his close friend, practice squad player Jerry Brown.
Brent is still on the Cowboys' active roster. The team could place him on suspension with or without pay or wait for the NFL to suspend him. The Cowboys most likely will contact the league Monday to go over their options.
Brent, who had two years remaining on his contract, is earning a base salary of $540,000. With three games remaining in the regular season, Brent is scheduled to receive three more paychecks.
"I don’t have any comment or really any status report relative to Josh," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said after Sunday's victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. "All I can say is, in a complete way, every teammates he has in our organization wants to give him -- we certainly lost the life of Jerry Brown -- it’s just a tragedy that has happened here with Josh as well and we want to and are going to be supportive of him."