PRO: For the first time since 1995, the Dallas Cowboys selected a player in the annual Supplemental Draft, taking Illinois’ Josh Brent in the seventh round in 2010. With his selection in the Supplemental Draft, Dallas forfeited its 2011 seventh round draft choice. Brent was counted on to contribute immediately in 2010 as part of the defensive line rotation at nose tackle. His size and good use of hands allowed him to see valuable playing time in all 16 games as the backup nose tackle to Pro Bowler Jay Ratliff. In his second pro season, Brent continued to hone his skills behind Ratliff and looks to continue his development this season.
7/15/10: Selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Supplemental Draft by Dallas.
• Finished the season with 13 tackles playing in 11 games, missing four with a knee injury.
• Posted one tackle as the Jets were held to just 45 rushing yards in the season opener (9/11).
• Added a tackle in the overtime win at San Francisco (9/18).
• Tallied a season-high three tackles against Detroit (10/2) and again against St. Louis (10/23).
• Missed games at Arizona (12/4), against the N.Y. Giants (12/11), at Tampa Bay (12/17) and against Philadelphia (12/24) with a knee injury.
• Played in all 16 games as a rookie, spelling Ratliff at nose tackle and recorded 17 tackles.
• Made his NFL debut at Washington (9/12) as part of the defensive line rotation and had one tackle.
• Recorded two tackles at Houston (9/26).
• Posted a single-game career-best three tackles against the N.Y. Giants (10/25) and tied it with three tackles the next week against Jacksonville (10/31).
• In the season finale at Philadelphia (1/2/11), recorded two tackles.
• In three collegiate seasons at Illinois, compiled 71 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries while playing in 33 games with 20 starts.
• Started all 12 games at defensive tackle as a junior, finishing with 29 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in his final collegiate season.
• His three forced fumbles ranked seventh in the Illinois record books for a season.
• As a sophomore, played in 10 games and started eight at defensive tackle where he totaled 34 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, four quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery.
• Played in 10 games as a true freshman in 2007, tallying eight tackles, two tackles for loss, a half sack and a quarterback hurry.
• Earned numerous accolades at Central Catholic High School in Bloomington, Ill., including PrepStar All-American, Chicago Tribune first-team all-state, SuperPrep All-American, Champaign News-Gazette first-team all-state and ranked third in the "Best of the Midwest" by Detroit Free Press.
• Compiled 90 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks during his senior season.
• As a junior, recorded 109 tackles, 31 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks.
• Earned all-area, all-region and all-state honors in 2005.
• Also a four-year letterwinner in basketball and track.
• Made the state finals in shot put as a freshman, was the state runner-up as a sophomore and state champ as a junior.
• Three-time all-state in track.
• Majored in communications at Illinois.
• 2011 Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.
• 2012 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
• Annual team Holiday Hospital Visits.• Annual team Kickoff Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.