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Cowboys crash scene photos, 911 calls released

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IRVING, Texas -

Irving police have released new information about the crash that killed a Dallas Cowboys player and landed his best friend in jail.

Dash camera images show the Mercedes that Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was driving early Saturday morning. It is upside down and there is significant damage to the front end.

Several 911 calls from witnesses were also released.

"Okay is anybody injured," a 911 dispatcher asked.

"I don't know. I just drove past it and it looks like it just happened. Uh, it was a car upside down and there was smoke everywhere," one witness said.

"Yes, I'm on 114 on the service road. I just passed Tom Braniff and there's a car in the middle of the road on fire and upside down," another witness said.

"Yeah, we have it. We're on the way, okay," the 911 dispatcher said.

Cowboys practice squad member Jerry Brown died in the crash. He had been partying with Brent at a club in northwest Dallas.

Sources said Brent's blood alcohol level was .18, more than twice the legal limit. He was charged with intoxication manslaughter.

The district attorney's office said punishment for the crime could be anywhere from probation to 20 years in prison. But First Assistant DA Heath Harris said probation would be unlikely if Brent is convicted because of a past drunken driving conviction.

"If someone had a prior DWI, that's a huge factor to a judge and jury," Harris said.

However, he said another factor they will consider is the fact that Brown's family has forgiven Brent and is supporting him through the criminal process.

Irving police are still investigating the crash and haven't presented the case to the DA's office yet. That is expected to happen in the next two weeks.

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