While Loss Hurts, Feel Good for Cowboys Amid Tragic Circumstances


December 9, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Two Dallas Cowboys helmets sit in the end zone before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports


While today’s loss to the Cowboys hurt, it doesn’t even come close to the pain that the Dallas Cowboys are feeling right now after they lost practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown to a fatal car accident, and teammate Josh Brent was the man behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol. They entered today’s game knowing they’d lost one teammate forever, while the other will spend a significant time in prison, knowing he was responsible for his friend’s death.

I cannot imagine the pain those Cowboys players must have felt as their head coach Jason Garret had to break this news to them as they were getting ready for their flight to Cincinnati. This tragedy greatly overshadows the game of football, and while today’s game was painful to bear as a Bengals fan, it had to provide some reprieve for these grieving Cowboys, who will likely remember the tragedy of Jerry Brown and Josh Brent for the rest of their lives, while the game of football will only be a footnote in the game of life.



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Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Brown, Josh Brent

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