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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, former Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent stands in court as potential jurors are directed into Judge Robert Burns', rear, courtroom in Dallas.  Brent’s trial is expected to start Monday on allegations that he was driving drunk and caused the death of his friend, college teammate and former Dallas practice squad player Jerry Brown in a December 2012 crash. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, former Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent stands in court as potential jurors are directed into Judge Robert Burns', rear, courtroom in Dallas. Brent’s trial is expected to start Monday on allegations that he was driving drunk and caused the death of his friend, college teammate and former Dallas practice squad player Jerry Brown in a December 2012 crash. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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(AP) A prosecutor says there's "no disputing the fact" that former Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was drunk the night of a fatal crash that left a friend and teammate dead.


Brent's trial began Monday in the December 2012 death of Jerry Brown.


Prosecutor Heath Harris told jurors that they'll see Brent fail a field sobriety test and lie to officers about how much he was drinking. Police say a blood test showed Brent to have a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit.


But Brent's attorney, George Milner, says that there's no way his client had enough alcohol to be intoxicated. Milner said the 320-pound Brent could drink far more than the average person without getting drunk.


Harris and Milner made their opening statements after completing jury selection last week.


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