Cowboys hold memorial for Jerry Brown

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DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to Jerry Brown at a private memorial on Tuesday that included Josh Brent, the player charged with intoxication manslaughter in the one-car accident that killed his teammate.

The Cowboys' Josh Brent embraced an unidentified woman at a memorial service for teammate Jerry Brown in Dallas.  LM OTERO/ASSOCIATED PRESS
LM OTERO/ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Cowboys' Josh Brent embraced an unidentified woman at a memorial service for teammate Jerry Brown in Dallas.

Quarterback Tony Romo, owner Jerry Jones and other players, executives and staff members arrived at the service at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas. Brent arrived earlier than most in a van with several other people and hugged an unidentified woman before walking into the building.

Dallas coach Jason Garrett said Monday the team would “support Josh 100 percent in every way that we can,” while the NFL has “no issue” with Brent being at team facilities, spokesman Greg Aiello said.

The funeral for Brown is scheduled for Friday in St. Louis. Brown was a St. Louis native who was on the Cowboys’ practice squad.

Brent and Brown were teammates at Illinois, and Brown was rooming with Brent while he tried to make the Cowboys’ active roster.

EAGLES: LeSean McCoy expects to step right into his starting role. Michael Vick has no choice but to stand on the sideline.

Vick and McCoy returned to practice Tuesday after missing several weeks with concussions, and both players could be active when Philadelphia plays host to Cincinnati on Thursday night.

In McCoy’s case, he’s still the No. 1 running back. Vick, however, lost his starting job to rookie quarterback Nick Foles.

Vick and McCoy still must be cleared by an independent neurologist and the team doctor before playing in a game.

STEELERS: Running back Rashard Mendenhall, the team’s leading rusher the past three seasons, was suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team.

• Left guard Willie Colon had surgery on his left knee on Monday and could miss the remainder of the season.

Coach Mike Tomlin said that David DeCastro, a first-round pick out of Pittsburgh last year, will be worked in at right guard.

BEARS: Placed kicker Robbie Gould on injured reserve because of a calf injury suffered Sunday at Minnesota, and used his roster spot to sign veteran Olindo Mare.

JETS: One week after blasting the team on Twitter, calling them “idiots,” Braylon Edwards is one of them – again.

The well-traveled wide receiver reunited Tuesday with the Jets, who acquired him on waivers.

Edwards was released Monday from the Seattle Seahawks’ injury-reserve list.


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