CINCINNATI — Even in the best of times in 2012, the Cowboys have demonstrated how tough it can be to win a football game. This was the worst of times … and it had little to do with playing on the road against a confident opponent with a winning record.
The Cowboys put aside their grief, their confusion and perhaps some measure of anger to rally from nine points down in the final seven minutes to upset the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-19, at Paul Brown Stadium.
When Dan Bailey lined up for the winning 40-yard field goal on the final play, Jason Hatcher held the jersey of teammate Jerry Brown aloft on the sideline.
Brown died early Saturday morning in Irving. He was the passenger in the car driven by nose tackle Josh Brent, who spent Saturday night in an Irving jail cell before posting $500,000 bond Sunday afternoon. Brent faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.