Josh Brent signs one-year extension with Cowboys

As defensive lineman Josh Brent inches closer to returning to the field for the first time since a DUI incident claimed the life of teammate Jerry Brown in December 2012, Brent has agreed to extend his commitment to the Cowboys by a year.

A league source has confirmed that Brent and the Cowboys have agreed to a deal that puts Brent under contract through 2015.  The extension was first reported by Field Yates of ESPN.com.

The deal includes a base salary of $745,000.  The source says that Brent also can earn another $150,000 based on playing time.

The Cowboys wanted to tack an extra year onto the Brent deal because they’ll get only six regular-season games from him in 2014, which would have been the final year of his contract.  Brent retired in July 2013, before being convicted for intoxication manslaughter.

Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Brent 10 games before the start of the 2014 season.

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