Dallas Cowboys: Joshua Price-Brent

So just who is Joshua Price-Brent?

July, 20, 2010
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 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.

Cowboys select DL in supplemental draft

July, 15, 2010
The Cowboys selected Illinois defensive lineman Joshua Price-Brent in the seventh round of Thursday's supplemental draft.

The 6-foot-2, 321-pound Price-Brent declared for the supplemental draft because he was going to be ineligible for his senior season. There are some character concerns with Price-Brent, who was arrested for driving under the influence in 2009, but the Cowboys checked him out and determined he was worth the minimal risk of a seventh-round pick.

The Cowboys forfeited their seventh-rounder in next year's draft by taking Price-Brent, who had 29 tackles, seven tackles for losses, three sacks and three forced fumbles last season.

Price-Brent played defensive tackle at Illinois and will compete with Junior Siavii for a reserve spot behind Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff. Seventh-round pick Sean Lissemore might also play some nose tackle, but he worked primarily at defensive end during organized team activities and minicamp.