A fan holds a sign for Dallas Cowboys player Jerry Brown who was killed in an automobile accident during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Keating)
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cowboys bowed their heads, put hands over their hearts and honored a teammate killed in a car accident during a moment of silence before their game on Sunday, their minds never far from the NFL’s latest tragedy.
Dan Bailey’s 40-yard field goal as time ran out gave Dallas a 20-19 win over the Cincinnati Bengals that provided a few seconds of relief from two days of grief.
“There was a feeling of numbness on the field, but they focused and found a way to win today,” coach Jason Garrett said. “It is a day that I am never going to forget. However, it is a tragic day for all of us.”
The Cowboys learned on their flight to Cincinnati on Saturday that linebacker Jerry Brown had died in an accident overnight. Defensive lineman Josh Brent — the car driver — was charged with intoxication manslaughter in Irving, Texas, for the early morning accident.
Brent was released from jail on $500,000 bond about an hour after Bailey’s kick won the game in Cincinnati, leaving the Cowboys had a lot of thoughts Login to read more