CINCINNATI -- For the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday was opportunity wasted.
For the Dallas Cowboys, it was emotion captured.
And because the Cowboys were able to deal with the emotions of a gut-wrenching weekend that saw one of their practice squad players killed in an auto accident and another teammate charged with intoxication manslaughter, they were able to deal with the Bengals and leave Paul Brown Stadium with a 20-19 win.
Make no mistake, though, the emotion ran high, and the Cowboys pain at the death of practice squad lineman Jerry Brown cut deep. The mix of feelings was only exacerbated by the reality that nose tackle Josh Brent spent the day in jail, charged with alleged drunk driving that led to the death of his college roommate and friend.
"I told our team," coach Jason Garrett said after the Cowboys kept their playoff hopes alive, "this is uncharted territory."
The Cowboys draped Brown's jersey across the bench during the game; after it was carr...