NFL: Emotional win for Dallas Cowboys after Jerry Brown's death
Last Updated: 12/12/12 8:33am
Emotional night for Cowboys
It was an emotional win for the Dallas Cowboys against Cincinnati on Sunday, with the entire team still in shock after practice squad member Jerry Brown died in a car accident the previous day.
Defensive lineman Josh Brent, who was driving, was meant to start the game but has been bailed by police after failing a breathalyser test.
Brent, who has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, commented as he left prison: "Jerry Brown was my dear best friend. I'm just trying to deal with his death right now."
"Jerry (Brown), in the short time he was here, was loved by his team-mates. They were real close, especially that area of our team is very close, the defensive line, so it's been quite a situation of grieving."
The teams held a moment of silence to honour team-mate Brown before kick-off and there will be a memorial for him when the team return to Dallas on Tuesday.
Head coach Jason Garrett said: "It's been really emotional for everybody and as head coach of the team, I have to talk to the team and I have to inform them what happened, give them the news and also try and offer some perspective."
Dallas teammate Tony Romo added: "You go through a lot together and that was a very, and still is, a very difficult thing that this football team is dealing with."
Garrett advised his team that the best way to honour Brown was to play well in a game with playoff implications for both teams.
Dallas owner Jerry Jones, said: "Jerry, in the short time he was here, was loved by his team-mates. They were real close, especially that area of our team is very close, the defensive line, so it's been quite a situation of grieving.
"All of our team is concerned for Josh and we will support him in every way that we can."