Cowboys to honor LB Brown with helmet decal

Cowboys to honor LB Brown with helmet decal
December 15, 2012, 8:01 pm
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A casket containing the body of Jerry Brown, a linebacker on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, is wheeled out of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church during his funeral Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in St. Louis. Brown was killed in a car accident on Dec. 8, that left his teammate and friend, Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, facing a manslaughter charge for allegedly driving drunk. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) 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, where they beat the Bengals 20-19 on a field goal on the final play a day after Brown died.

The Cowboys held a private memorial for Brown on Tuesday, and his funeral was Saturday in St. Louis.

Police in the Dallas suburb of Irving say Brent was speeding when his car hit a curb and flipped Dec. 8. Brown was pronounced dead at a hospital.