The Dallas Cowboys have resigned defensive tackle Josh Brent and activated him on the 53 man roster as of Tuesday.  This comes nearly two years after a drunken-driving crash that led to his conviction for intoxication manslaughter.  The move occurred Tuesday afternoon as the Cowboys made a spot for Brent by cutting linebacker Tim Dobbins.

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Ronald Martinez, Getty Images

Brent’s 10-game suspension has been served and as the team enters their bye week, therefore Brent is now eligible to be on the roster. It is uncertain though whether he will be ready to play as early as the Giants game on November 23rd.  Head coach Jason Garrett said Brent is working back into shape but isn’t quite football-ready.  "He’s had a couple of good weeks of practice. He’s too heavy right now,” Garrett said Tuesday.  “He's got to get his weight down.  He's got to get more into football shape.  But the move we're going to make is to put him on the 53 and see where he is here for the next couple of weeks."

What this means for Dallas at the defensive tackle position is the addition of another experienced inside presence that has been known for his strength.  While Brent has yet to play in a 4-3 scheme in the NFL, he’ll likely play the 1-technique spot and rotate with the likes of Nick Hayden and Terrell McClain.

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