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Cowboys' Brent Attends Brown Memorial



    Josh Brent of the Cowboys joined teammates and team officials at today's memorial service for Jerry Brown. Brent is facing intoxication manslaughter charges in the weekend car crash that killed his teammate. Coach Jason Garrett says the team is supporting Brent "100 percent." (Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013)

    The Dallas Cowboys practice-squad player killed in a weekend car crash was remembered at a private memorial Tuesday.

    Jerry Brown Jr. died early Saturday morning after the car he was in overturned the State Highway 114 service road.

    Defensive tackle Josh Brent, who was driving the vehicle in the crash and is charged with intoxication manslaughter, was among the Cowboys who attended the service at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas. He arrived with Brown's family.

    The two players were close, and Brown's family said it has no ill feelings toward Brent and plans to remain close him.

    Someone carried a Brown Cowboys jersey inside to be displayed during the memorial service. In the hour leading up to the service, Miles Austin, Sean Lee, Jason Witten and Tony Romo arrived.

    Much of the team and coaches arrived on two buses. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also attended.

    The program for the memorial showed a photo of a smiling Brown below the words: "The world is a poorer place without Jerry Brown Junior but it will always be a richer place because he was once in it." The service lasted less than an hour.

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says the team would "support Josh 100 percent in every way that we can." A spokesman says the NFL has "no issue" with Brent being at team facilities.