The Cowboys have never ruled out having Josh Brent return to the team.
He’s at least free to try now, as he’s been released from jail after serving his sentence for a drunken car crash which killed a former teammate.
According to the Associated Press, Brent walked out of the Dallas County Jail on Sunday.
It’s not clear if he’ll need to enter a rehab facility to complete his 180-day sentence for intoxication manslaughter, which was scheduled to end in July.
Of course, there’s also the matter of NFL punishment before he’d be eligible to return, so it’s no sure thing he ever plays again. He announced his retirement, but that was before his sentencing, so there’s a chance he could opt to try to return once the legal system has run its course for him.