Needless to say, the Dallas Cowboys locker room following a last-second 20-19 victory over the Bengals in Cincinnati on Sunday was an emotional scene.
Dallas had pulled off the comeback and kept their playoff hopes alive. But after Saturday morning’s tragedy that left practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown dead and nose tackle Josh Brent in an Irving jail, any celebration was tempered, and, certainly, wrought with mixed feelings.
“There was just so much emotion and certainly very contained,” executive vice president Stephen Jones told 105.3 FM “The Fan,” on Monday, via the Dallas Morning News. “A lot of tears, just hard to describe.”
Shortly after the clock ran out on the Cowboys’ win, an understandably regretful Brent reportedly made bail.
“It was obviously a bittersweet situation yesterday,” Jones said. “Obviously our players, coaches, organization gave a gutsy performance, especially the players. I’ve never seen anything like it, walking in the locker room after a win and obviously very much bittersweet.”
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