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Josh Brent, Dallas Cowboys DT, released from jail by court order

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Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is out of jail, again.

Josh Brent/Courtesy of Dallas County Sheriff’s Office
Josh Brent/Courtesy of Dallas County Sheriff’s Office

Brent was released from a Dallas County jail at 11:21 a.m. ET on Sunday, per a court order, Dallas County sheriff's spokeswoman Carmen Castro told NFL.com and NFL Network. No other information about the court order was available on Sunday or Monday morning.

Brent is awaiting trial in connection with a Dec. 8 car crash that killed Cowboys teammate Jerry Brown. Brent is accused of driving with a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit at the time of the car crash that killed Brown, a Cowboys practice squad linebacker.

Brent was jailed in late June after a second positive drug test for marijuana. Court documents said Brent was tested for marijuana on June 19. The positive report was confirmed one week later.

Brent previously had failed a urine test taken after a May 24 court hearing.

Brent might be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison if he's convicted of intoxication manslaughter.

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