Dallas' Brent 'trying to deal' with friend's death

By SCHUYLER DIXON - AP Sports Writer
    2012-12-09 16:55

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent says he's ``just trying to deal'' with the death of his teammate and ``very best friend'' Jerry Brown.

Brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the accident that killed Brown.

Brent was released from jail in the Dallas suburb of Irving after posting $500,000 bond Sunday, a day after police say he was drunk and speeding when the vehicle he was driving clipped a curb and flipped.

Brent's release came about an hour after the Cowboys secured an emotional 20-19 victory in Cincinnati with a field goal on the final play. Brent was supposed to start the game.

The 25-year-old Brown was a member of the Cowboys' practice squad and living with Brent while he pursued his dream of playing in the NFL.