Josh Brent is not eligible to return to the NFL until the league metes out discipline for the former Dallas Cowboys' defensive tackle.

Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter and spent five months behind bars. He was driving intoxicated when his car flipped and killed Brent's former teammate Jerry Brown.

Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to rule soon, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is planning to invite Brent to return to the team when the time comes.

"We expect to hear something imminently," Jones said.

Brent, who spent 45 days in rehab when he was released from prison, began serving 10 years probation but is still on hold until Goodell decides what repercussions he will pay to return to the NFL.

Donte Stallworth was suspended for the entire 2009 season for pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter in Florida. Stalllworth reached a financial settlement with the family of Mario Reyes and served just 30 days in jail.