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Friends, family, teammates and members of the community filled a church to say goodbye to former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown Jr.
He was remembered Saturday morning for his religious beliefs, sense of humor, physical presence and his lifelong desire to play in the NFL.
His casket was Cowboys grey with the team's star logo on the inside. His No. 53 Cowboys framed jersey and pictures from his life bracketed the casket, along with a signed helmet from the Indianapolis Colts.
Brown, who was signed to the Dallas practice squad in October after being cut from Indianapolis, died when the car he was riding in flipped after hitting a curb. The driver, Josh Brent a teammate with the Cowboys and at the University of Illinois, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter.
More than a dozen of his teammates from Illinois and high school attended the service. The Cowboys, who held a service on Tuesday in Dallas, will will wear a ''53'' decal for the remainder of the season to honor Brown.
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The Dallas Cowboys will honor Jerry Brown Jr. on Sunday by wearing a special sticker on their helmets when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL.com confirms Saturday.
The Dallas Morning News reported on Friday that the team sent in a request to the league asking for permission to honor the linebacker who tragically lost his life last Saturday in a fatal car accident.
The Dallas Cowboys will wear a helmet decal Sunday against Pittsburgh to honor practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown a week after he died in a one-car accident that led to manslaughter charges against teammate Josh Brent for allegedly driving drunk.
The decal will feature Brown's No. 53.
Last week, the Cowboys honored Brown by draping his jersey over the bench in Cincinnati...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Dallas Cowboys will be wearing a number 53 decal on the back of their helmets on Sunday in memory of former linebacker Jerry Brown who was killed in a car wreck last weekend.
The #Cowboys Jerry Brown sticker will feature his number — 53 — on the back of their helmets.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 14, 2012
THE WRONG MESSAGE?
Josh Brent was allowed on the Cowboys sideline after posting $500,000 bail and being released from jail. He is awaiting trial for intoxication manslaughter.
The mother of deceased Dallas Cowboys LB Jerry Brown, Jr. has forgiven Josh Brent, the teammate who has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in Brown's death.
In a report by WFAA-TV, Stacey Jackson said she does not want Brent prosecuted for the death of her son.
"I've forgiven him, because he has enough on his plate with just reliving the whole thing over and...
In their televised victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Dallas Cowboys sideline featured the hulking image of defensive tackle Josh Brent.
Brent is currently charged with intoxication manslaughter as it pertains to the death of former teammate Jerry Brown.
Both Brown’s family and the Cowboys have been swift to embrace Brent and not isolate him from everyone’s grieving...
The Dallas Cowboys will wear number "53" decal on their helmets Sunday when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in honor of linebacker Jerry Brown Jr.
The team put in the request a day ago and the NFL approved it. They'll wear the decals for the rest of the season.
It's been a trying week for the team. Merely a week ago, Brown was killed in a car wreck with...
ARLINGTON, Texas Since the loss of a teammate two weekends ago, the Cowboys have looked like a different team. A better team.
Last week's dramatic win over the Bengals was obviously fueled by emotion. The feelings were still raw, with Jerry Brown, Jr. having died less than 48 hours earlier.
That type of emotion is like high-octane fuel, it burns fast. What we saw from the...
Jerry Brown may be gone, but he won't be forgotten.
NFL.com reports that the Cowboys will honor their late teammate during Sunday's game against the Steelers.
After receiving league approval, each player's helmet will be outfitted with a "53" decal, remembering the linebacker who tragically lost his life.
Last Saturday, Brown was killed in an auto accident...
The first photo (above) have been released of the crash scene which took the life of Dallas Cowboys star Jerry Brown, which got fellow Cowboys star Josh Brent arrested on the scene for intoxication manslaughter.The photo, which was obtained by TMZ, shows the white Mercedes, which they were riding in, flipped upside-down. As reported last weekend, the crash took place in the early...
The mother of deceased Dallas Cowboys LB Jerry Brown, Jr. has
forgiven Josh Brent, the teammate who has been charged with
intoxication manslaughter in Brown's death.
The manslaughter case against Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent will likely require several more days of investigation by suburban Dallas police, authorities said Thursday.
Brent is free on bond after the Saturday morning accident that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown. Police from Irving, who say Brent was driving drunk, met with prosecutors from the Dallas County district...
Josh Brent, facing intoxication manslaughter charges as a result of the crash that killed his teammate Jerry Brown, attended Jerry's funeral with Brown's family. Yesterday, Brent attended the Cowboys...
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Just one week ago, Josh Brent was starting to face the reality of being charged with intoxication manslaughter after a late-night car accident killed Jerry Brown Jr., his Dallas Cowboys teammate.
On Sunday, Brent watched his team face the Pittsburgh Steelers from the Cowboys' sidelines with his other teammates.
The awkward scenario played out at Cowboys Stadium while the...