Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys activate Josh Brent

IRVING The Dallas Cowboys activated defensive tackle Josh Brent today.

Brent, who was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in the Dec. 12 death of teammate Jerry Brown, went to London with the team last week.

To make room for Brent, the Cowboys waived linebacker Tim Dobbins.

Brent has not played in a game since 2012. The 2013 media guide listed him at 6-foot-2, 320 pounds.

“He’s got to get his weight down, get in football shape,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “This is the NFL. It’s a challenge.

“He’s been away for a little bit. He needs to practice to get that much closer.”

Brent was suspended for 10 games by commissioner Roger Goodell.

The Cowboys have a bye this week before playing at the New York Giants on Nov. 23.