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Cowboys Add DT In Supplemental Draft

The Cowboys have added another player to the roster on Thursday by drafting former Illinois defensive tackle Josh Price-Brent in the NFL supplemental draft.

By taking Price-Brent, the Cowboys will forgo their seventh-round pick in 2011.

Price-Brent has had his off-the-field troubles, which led to his declaring for the supplemental draft after he was rule academically ineligible for his senior season at Illinois. He's also had a DUI charge in 2009.

As a junior, Price-Brent had 29 tackles with three forced fumbles.

It's expected the Cowboys will play him at nose tackle, allowing him to keep for a backup roster spot behind All-Pro Jay Ratliff.

The Cowboys were one of just two teams to take a player in the usually-quiet supplemental draft. Chicago drafted BYU running back Harvey Unga in the seventh round as well.

Since 1977, the NFL created the supplemental draft to accommodate players who did not enter the regular draft. Players generally enter the Supplementary Draft because they missed the filing deadline for the NFL Draft or because issues developed which affected their eligibility (such as athletic or disciplinary matters).

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