5 Takeaways From NFL Reinstating Dallas Cowboys’ Josh Brent

5 Takeaways From NFL Reinstating Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent

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The NFL conditionally reinstated defensive lineman Josh Brent. If he complies with the conditions, he will be eligible to play for the Dallas Cowboys come Week 11. As we approach the start of Week 1, the reinstatement says a lot about the NFL and the future of the Dallas Cowboys' season. Here are five takeaways from the NFL reinstating Josh Brent.

5. Second Chances Do Exist In The NFL

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5. Second Chances Do Exist In The NFL

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Roger Goodell and the NFL have had a lot to deal with in terms of off-the-field activity in recent years. Recent suspensions to WR Josh Gordon and RB Ray Rice have been high-profile cases that the NFL was forced to act on. The conditional reinstatement of Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent does, however, once again prove that second chances do exist in the NFL.

4. The Cowboys Will Take All They Can Get

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4. The Cowboys Will Take All They Can Get

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The Dallas Cowboys have suffered a number of injuries to their defense and the reinstatement comes at a good time. The team will welcome Brent back with open arms so long as he can produce at the same level. Week 11 cannot come soon enough for the Dallas Cowboys.

3. Week 11 May Be Too Little, Too Late

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3. Week 11 May Be Too Little, Too Late

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The Dallas Cowboys hope to have Josh Brent back on the field after their Week 11 bye. While Brent is needed to help out an injury-depleted defense, his return will be toward the end of the 2014 season. The Cowboys will need to have a great first half of the season in order to make his return mean anything significant.

2. The Reinstatement Means The Most To Josh Brent

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2. The Reinstatement Means The Most To Josh Brent

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Josh Brent is fortunate enough to have a second chance to play in the NFL. While the Dallas Cowboys could use his production on the field, the conditional reinstatement means the most to Brent above all else. He has a chance to prove that he is deserving of the NFL's decision to reinstate him.

1. The Future Can Be Bright For Josh Brent

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1. The Future Can Be Bright For Josh Brent

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Josh Brent is just 26 years old and the defensive lineman has a chance to play the prime years of his career. He must meet all of the NFL's conditions in order for the reinstatement to take place in Week 11. If he does so, Brent can prove to himself, the Dallas Cowboys and NFL that he belongs on the field.

Harry Floyd is a writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @floydhe, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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