Josh Brent, who is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge. Press Association

Dallas Cowboys player faces manslaughter charge

Josh Brent was driving the car that was involved in the accident that killed team-mate Jerry Brown.

A DALLAS COWBOYS player has died after a car driven by an allegedly intoxicated team-mate flipped in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Jerry Brown, 25, was pronounced dead after arriving at hospital – with 24-year-old Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Price-Brent arrested on an intoxication manslaughter charge.

Irving Police Department spokesman John Argumaniz said that Price-Brent was allegedly speeding ‘well above’ the speed limit when he hit a kerb, causing his vehicle to flip at least once before landing in the middle of the road.

According to Argumaniz, when police arrived at the scene, they found Price-Brent pulling Brown from his 2007 Mercedes, which had caught fire.

It is not known where the men had been but Argumaniz said officers performed sobriety tests on Price-Brent and suspected alcohol was likely involved.

“Based on the results of the tests, along with the officers’ observations and conversations with Price-Brent, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated,” Argumaniz said.

Brown had only joined the Cowboys in October and was a linebacker for their practice squad.

The Cowboys play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

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