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Friday, September 21, 2012
NFL fines Josh Brent for unnecessary roughness

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas – Josh Brent has earned praise from the Cowboys for his play the first two weeks in Jay Ratliff's absence, but the nose tackle also earned a fine from the NFL for a penalty at Seattle.

Brent was fined $7,875 for an unnecessary roughness penalty on the third snap of the game when he shoved Seahawks center Max Unger.

No other Cowboys players received a fine for an on-field incident against the Seahawks.

Left tackle Tyron Smith was fined $15,750 for a Week 1 horse-collar tackle against the New York Giants and has appealed.