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VALLEY RANCH, Texas -- Two years after driving drunk and killing teammate and friend Jerry Brown, Josh Brent has been activated to the 53-man roster.

According to The Cowboys, NFL, and State of Texas, Josh Brent has served his debt to society after his conviction for intoxication manslaughter.

“I miss Jerry. That was my best friend and to know that he’s not here because of a mistake that I made, that could have been prevented, it hurts me every day,” Brent said.

With all things considered, Brent got off pretty light.

He faced 20 years but was sentenced to 180 days in jail and just a 10-game suspension.

The Cowboys clearly took a different route with Brent then the Ravens did on Ray Rice.

Jerry Jones has made no secret that Brown’s mom asked the Cowboys to be lenient with Brent.

“Jerry had a bright future. A mistake that I made took that away from him,” Brent said. “Took that away from his mother, and took that away from his daughter. So I wanna make sure his name doesn't die in vain.”

Brent will be eligible to play against the Giants after the bye week, but there's one problem.

“He’s too heavy right now. He’s gonna have to get his weight down,” Coach Garrett said. “He’s done a good job making some progress on that.”

Now it’s on Brent to make the most of the second chance he’s been given.

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