- Calvin Watkins, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Cowboys selected defensive tackle Joshua Price-Brent from Illinois in the seventh round in last week's supplemental draft.
At his Pro Day, Price-Brent had 18 teams observe him. According to NFL.com, four teams sent personnel directors.
Former Cowboys executive Gil Brandt, who works for NFL.com, reported from the Pro Day:
"Price-Brent measured in at 6-foot-1 ¾ and 321 pounds," Brandt said. "He ran the 40-yard dash twice, each time clocking in at 5.38 seconds. He did 22 reps on the bench press to go with a 29-inch vertical jump. He had an 8-foot, 10-inch broad jump, a 7.71-second three-cone drill and a 4.74-second short shuttle."
It seems Price-Brent will move from end to defensive tackle and in the Cowboys' scheme will play the nose tackle position. Cowboys officials believe Price-Brent has had a tough upbringing but feel he's a good enough player who has learned from his mistakes to take a chance on.
He was declared academically ineligible by Illinois in the spring and spent 30 days in jail for a DUI.
However, Price-Brent is in good shape. One scout said he's built like a ox and could challenge for the backup nose tackle spot that is currently held by Junior Siavii.
At worse, if things don't work out with Price-Brent, all the Cowboys lost was a seventh rounder in 2011 draft, but that could get picked up again via trade with another team come the draft weekend.