Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones admitted after Sunday’s 20-19 victory in Cincinnati that he has spent time thinking about what he could have done to prevent the death of Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown.
Brown was killed early Saturday morning when a car driven by Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent hit a curb and flipped. Brent was arrested on a charge of intoxication manslaughter. He was released on Sunday after posting $500,000 bond.
“I’m just, was just completely taken aback by the entire accident and just completely focused on the tragedy for two people and two family’s lives that were impacted,” Jones said. “Obviously the more serious nature of Jerry and losing his life and the impact it has on his family, but it’s so mind-boggling to think that two lives could be impacted under those circumstances.”
Brown, who had been on the Cowboys practice squad since October, was reportedly out partying with Brent and several other Cowboys players Friday night at a Dallas night club. Jones was asked Sunday about implementing a Friday night curfew in the future.
“We have things in place that certainly we are always looking and reviewing under the circumstances,” Jones said. “We have those things. I wouldn’t go into specifically any detail or what we’re doing or what we’ve done. As a league, as a players’ association, we have several constituencies that really are a part of what’s in place, both from the players’ association as well as the Cowboys.”
Jones declined to comment on Brent’s status with the team.