Dallas Cowboys: Joshua Price-Brent

So just who is Joshua Price-Brent?

July, 20, 2010
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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 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
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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.

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