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Cowboys NT Josh Brent: “I will live with this horrific and trag…

Cowboys NT Josh Brent: “I will live with this horrific and tragic loss every day for the rest of my life.”

dallasnews.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 8, 2012
Peter Schaffer represents Josh Brent. Late Saturday evening, he issued this statement on behalf of his client: “I am devastated and filled with grief, filled with grief for the loss of my close friend and teammate, Jerry Brown,’’ Brent said. “I am
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  • Gosselin: The games go on, but for Cowboys, this hurt may never…

    Gosselin: The games go on, but for Cowboys, this hurt may never go away

    dallasnews.com Dec 8, 2012
    CINCINNATI - Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr wasn’t on the team plane for Sunday’s game with the Bengals. Carr was in Austin on Saturday attending the funeral of Kasandra Perkins, who was the victim in a murder-suicide the previous weekend involving
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  • Jerry Brown’s fierce desire led to pro football career

    Jerry Brown’s fierce desire led to pro football career

    dallasnews.com Dec 8, 2012
      Before Jerry Brown Jr. played his first game at the University of Illinois in 2007, coach Ron Zook gushed about his redshirt freshman defensive lineman two seasons removed from high school stardom. “I’ve said this and probably shouldn’t, but he c
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  • Cowboys took a chance on a player with a criminal record when t…

    Cowboys took a chance on a player with a criminal record when they drafted Josh Brent

    Josh Brent #92 of the Dallas Cowboys sits on the bench during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 7, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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  • Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick placed on injured reserve

    Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick placed on injured reserve

    dallasnews.com ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    CINCINNATI - The Cowboys placed cornerback Orlando Scandrick on injured reserve Saturday. Scandrick, a fifth-year veteran, had fractured his left hand in Dallas’ 38-31 loss to Washington on Nov. 22. He hasn’t played since. According to statistics co
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  • Cowboys LB Alex Albright on Brown-Brent tragedy: ‘We’re just tr…

    Cowboys LB Alex Albright on Brown-Brent tragedy: ‘We’re just trying to handle it the best we can’

    dallasnews.com Dec 8, 2012
    CINCINNATI - Cowboys outside linebacker Alex Albright said the team is trying to remain “focused” in wake of the car accident that killed practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown and led to the arrest of nose tackle Josh Brent on the charge of intoxica
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  • Bengals activate Cook; eligible to play Sunday

    Bengals activate Cook; eligible to play Sunday

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    The Bengals have activated center Kyle Cook off the injured reserve list, making him eligible to play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys at Paul Brown Stadium.
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  • League deploys counselors to assist Cowboys

    League deploys counselors to assist Cowboys

    profootballtalk.com Dec 8, 2012
    Last week, much of the aftermath of the murder and suicide committed by Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher focused on whether the Chiefs should play the next day. This week, news of the death of Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown due to the alleged drunk drivi…
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  • Cowboys arrive at team hotel in Cincinnati and don’t greet fans

    Cowboys arrive at team hotel in Cincinnati and don’t greet fans

    dallasnews.com Dec 8, 2012
    CINCINNATI - The Cowboys arrived at their team hotel in downtown Cincinnati just minutes ago and - as usual - were met by several fans. This time, however, there were no smiles from players or no one signing autographs. Just before taking off on the
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  • Lineup Twist to Watch: Will Cincinnati have to depend on new ki…

    Lineup Twist to Watch: Will Cincinnati have to depend on new kicker?

    dallasnews.com Dec 8, 2012
    Josh Brown will be back at work Sunday. This time he will be wearing stripes. Brown, the ninth-year veteran, signed with Cincinnati on Thursday after kicker Mike Nugent injured his right calf. Last season, Brown converted 75 percent of his 28 field-goal…
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  • League, teams, union must solve problem of drunk driving by NFL…

    League, teams, union must solve problem of drunk driving by NFL players

    profootballtalk.com Dec 8, 2012
    It has been only a week, though it seems much longer that, since Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed the mother of his child and then himself.  This Saturday, another tragedy unfolded for a different NFL team, under very different circumstances. Cowb…
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  • Prior to tragic news breaking, Cowboys made roster move

    Prior to tragic news breaking, Cowboys made roster move

    profootballtalk.com Dec 8, 2012
    In a stark reminder that they Cowboys are still trying to do business in the face of a tragedy, they turned in a transaction this afternoon before word got out about the death of practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown in the accident nose tackle Josh Bre…
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  • A look at the keys to victory for the Cowboys in their game aga…

    A look at the keys to victory for the Cowboys in their game against Cincinnati

    dallasnews.com Dec 8, 2012
    After preserving their playoff hopes with a victory over Philadelphia, the Cowboys head to Cincinnati to face a Bengals team on the rise. Powered by a balanced offense and fortified by a sturdy defense, Cincinnati has won four consecutive games. The Ben…
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  • Report:  “Incident” involving Cowboys could impact defensive l…

    Report: “Incident” involving Cowboys could impact defensive lineup

    profootballtalk.com Dec 8, 2012
    As the Cowboys prepare for their latest “must” win game, they’re dealing with an unfolding “incident,” according to Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan. Fisher’s Twitter timeline has several entries regarding the subject.  The first points out that
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  • Matchup to Watch: Cowboys CB Dez Bryant vs. Bengals CB Terence …

    Matchup to Watch: Cowboys CB Dez Bryant vs. Bengals CB Terence Newman

    dallasnews.com Dec 8, 2012
    Terence Newman has seen Dez Bryant up close and now watches him from afar. The Bengals cornerback, who played in Dallas for nine seasons until being cut last March, admires what the young receiver has done. “He’s played pretty spectacularly the last c
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  • Video - Cowboys Will Play Sunday 02:05

    Cowboys Will Play Sunday

    Dec 8
    Bob Holtzman reports from Cincinnati, where the Cowboys plan to play the Bengals Sunday, following the death of teammate Jerry Brown.
  • Video - Josh Brent Arrested On Charge Of Intoxication Manslaughter 01:12

    Josh Brent Arrested On Charge Of Intoxication Manslaughter

    Dec 8
    ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon reacts to Josh Brent's arrest on a charge of intoxication manslaughter stemming from the death of Jerry Brown.
  • Video - Josh Brent Arrested After Fatal Crash 01:00

    Josh Brent Arrested After Fatal Crash

    Dec 8
    Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested for intoxication manslaughter after a one-vehicle accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL: Onus on league to deal with guns, drunken driving, domestic issues

    Dec 8
    After another tragic Saturday, the NFL must rethink how it's addressing some of the less discussed issues affecting its brand, Jeffri Chadiha writes.