Cowboy dies in wreck

IRVING, Texas — Dallas practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a one-car accident and Dallas nose tackle Josh Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter Saturday.

The Cowboys-Bengals game will be played as scheduled today.

Irving police said the accident happened at about 2:20 a.m. in the Dallas suburb. Brent was speeding when the car hit a curb and flipped at least once, it said. There were no witnesses. Brent was being held without bond.

"We are deeply saddened," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement the team released. "Our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the members of Jerry's family and all of those who knew him and loved him."

Dallas signed Brown, 25, to its practice squad Oct. 24. Brent, 24, in his third season, has played in every game of 2012 and recorded 35 tackles and 11/2 sacks.

Brown and Brent were teammates at Illinois. Brent was arrested in 2009 near campus for DUI, driving with a suspended license and speeding. He pleaded guilty to DUI and was sentenced to 60 days in jail while an aggravated DUI charge was dropped.

Belcher case: Kansas City police released dashboard camera video showing Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher asleep in his car at about 3 a.m. Dec. 1, a few hours before killing his girlfriend and himself. Police said he was cooperative and told officers he was visiting his girlfriend. Police didn't identify the woman beyond saying she wasn't Kasandra Perkins, whom Belcher shot.

Jets: Tight end Dustin Keller won't play today because of a sprained left ankle. He had been listed as doubtful.

Saints: Tailback Chris Ivory is doubtful with a sore hamstring, the team said. He had not been listed on the injury report.

Cowboy dies in wreck 12/08/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 8, 2012 8:27pm]

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