When Irving’s Kassandra Martinez tagged Dez Bryant on Facebook about her late husband, Rudy, and his passion for the Dallas Cowboys, the wide receiver was stunned.
Dez responded, leaving a personal message for the widow's husband.
“To see that post, I was speechless,” Bryant said. “I had seen videos of him talking about throwing up the 'X' and all that stuff. I almost went to tears. Because I couldn’t believe this guy [thought] that highly of me.”
Martinez was killed in a car crash early Thursday morning in Dallas.
The post by Martinez's wife is below:
Bryant shared the post on his Facebook page and included the message,
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“Rudy Martinez thanks for the support man over the years .. may GOD rest your soul family...I will keep working hard you #throwupthex”
Wednesday, after Cowboys minicamp practice, Bryant reiterated that message.
“I think it’s extremely special,” Bryant said.