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Jones: Our Focus Has Been on Jerry Brown

Cowboys owner does not mention player charged in Brown's death during Fox pre-game show

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    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Sunday that the team has been focused on the player who was killed in car crash early Saturday morning.

    Jerry Brown Jr. died Saturday after a car crash in Irving. The vehicle was driven by Josh Brent, a Cowboys defensive lineman who is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the fatal wreck.

    Josh Brent Releases Statement

    [DFW] Josh Brent Releases Statement
    Cowboys player Josh Brent makes a statement about the fatal crash that killed Jerry Brown Jr. (Published Sunday, Dec 9, 2012)

    Jones talked about the tragedy during Fox's pre-game broadcast Sunday, saying the team had been focused on Brown. The team is grieving, but Sunday's game against Cincinnati offers a way for players to honor Brown, he said.

    "Our team loved him," Jones said. "They certainly are conscious of him and want his family to know and have as much of them as they can give. At the same time, they know that one of the best things they can do for him and his memory is to come to the game today, is go out and play well."

    Somber Cowboys Arrive in Cincinnati

    [DFW] Somber Cowboys Arrive in Cincinnati
    The Cowboys appeared somber as they arrived at their hotel in Cincinnati hours after learning about the death of Jerry Brown Jr. and the arrest of Josh Brent. (Published Sunday, Dec 9, 2012)

    Jones did not mention Brent, who remained in jail in Irving on Sunday. Bail has been set at $500,000.

    Jones said his team has been reminded that there is something more important than football.

    Brent Charged in Crash That Killed Fellow Cowboy

    [DFW] Brent Charged in Crash That Killed Fellow Cowboy
    A Dallas Cowboys player has been arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter in connection with the death of a teammate. (Published Sunday, Dec 9, 2012)

    "On the other hand, they know the best way they can honor Jerry -- because he was such a hard worker, so conscientious and enthusiastic about his career -- the best thing they can do for him is go out and play the way he would have liked to have seen them play and a team that he would have wanted to be a part of," he said.

    The Cowboys signed Brown to their practice squad in October, but he had not been on the active roster.


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