The Dallas Cowboys arrived at the church by bus, SUV, Mercedes, Bentley and BMW. They dressed in their Sunday best on a Tuesday, each looking somber as they filed into the private memorial service for their teammate, Jerry Brown.
"The world is a poorer place without Jerry Brown Jr., but it will always be a richer place because he was in it," said the program for the service. "He will live in our memories forever."
During the service, they heard a passage of death and resurrection from the book of 1 Corinthians. They also witnessed a stunning display of forgiveness: At her request, Brown's mother, Stacey Jackson, arrived at the memorial with the player accused of causing her son's death: Josh Brent.