Grieving Cowboys win on final play
CINCINNATI — 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.
Dan Bailey's 40-yard field goal as time ran out gave Dallas a win over Cincinnati 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," coach Jason Garrett said. "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 overnight in an accident (see notebook) in which teammate Josh Brent was driving. Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter and released from jail Sunday. "I don't remember crying this much other than maybe the day I was born," defensive lineman Marcus Spears said. "With Josh's situation and Jerry being gone, you felt it."