When defensive tackle Josh Brent last played for the Dallas Cowboys, they ran a 3-4 defense. Brent has been absent from the Cowboys after a December 2012 crash that killed friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr., which resulted in Brent being sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation in January after he was convicted of intoxication manslaughter.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the Cowboys would create a roster spot for Brent if he is reinstated by the NFL. The Cowboys now have a 4-3 defense and it is yet to be determined how he would fit in the new scheme.
“Those guys in a 3-4 play what we call a 0-nose, where you play head up and sometimes in a 3-4 scheme you play on the edge of that center,” head coach Jason Garrett said, via the Dallas Morning News. “So we play both in this scheme. We’ll play a 0-nose in our four-man line and we’ll also play off of that nose a little bit, shaded, so he’s done that as part of his experience both at the pro level and the college level.”