Dallas Cowboys’ Leadership More Important Than Ever Amidst Tragedy

December 9, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tragedy has once again been spotlighted on an NFL Saturday. The life of Dallas Cowboys practice squad hopeful, Jerry Brown, has been claimed after a one-car accident early Saturday morning. Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested on charges of intoxication manslaughter.
Our thoughts and prayers are of course with the family and friends of Brown. We can only hope that the silver lining in this unfortunate circumstance is awareness for athletes and fans alike. Alcohol-related crashes are the leading cause of death for young Americans. What makes this kind of tragedy so infuriating is how easily it can be avoided. It’s as simple as surrendering your keys after consumption.
But, as with all things NFL, the show must go on. The Cowboys are in must-win road game against a very good Cincinnati Bengals team. Leadership, even more than normal, is of the utmost importance.
And it starts with head coach Jason Garrett. It is up to him to find that delicate balance of empat...

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