Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - The Dallas Cowboys lost one of their own on
Saturday, but persevered at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday to keep their playoff
hopes alive in the wake of Jerry Brown's death.
Facing a Cincinnati Bengals team riding a four-game winning streak, Dallas
trailed by nine midway through the fourth quarter, then rallied to steal a
20-19 decision on Dan Bailey's 40-yard field goal as time expired.
Brown, a linebacker on the Cowboys' practice squad, was killed in a one-car
accident with teammate Josh Price-Brent identified as the driver and
subsequently arrested on intoxication manslaughter charges.
Price-Brent, who saw increased playing time with nose tackle Jay Ratliff
nursing a groin injury, remains in custody and is "grief-stricken" with the
loss of his friend, per a statement released by his agent on Saturday night.
There was a moment of silence held for Brown before the game, which came down
to the final seconds after Dez Bryant caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from
Tony Romo with 6:35 remaining, cutting the Cowboys' deficit to 19-17.
Romo moved Dallas into field goal range in the final minute, and Bailey split
the uprights for the Cowboys' fourth win in five games. Dallas (7-6) and the
Washington Redskins can both pull even atop the NFC East with a Giants loss
against the Saints on Sunday.
The Bengals (7-6) outgained the Cowboys, 336-288, but only scored one
touchdown on Andy Dalton's short toss to Andrew Hawkins.
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