The life of linebacker
Brown and Brent were college teammate at Illinois, and Brown lived with Brent after he joined the Cowboys on the practice squad earlier this season.
The Cowboys presented Jackson with the game ball of the Cowboys’ emotional 20-19 win over the Bengals on Sunday, along with a customary hard-hat award that they give out after victories to the players of the game.
Jackson courageously spoke to the team and encouraged the players and coaches to keep supporting Brent, who faces intoxication manslaughter charges. Brent, who spent more than 24 hours in an Irving, Texas jail from early Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon, went to the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch complex on Monday and met with players, trainers and even head coach Jason Garrett.
“We're going to support Josh 100 percent in every way that we can,” Garrett said. “The players will do that, the coaches will do that and everyone in our organization will do that. We're trying to help him get through today. It's a very, very difficult and challenging situation for him. We all love him and we're going to be here for him.”