Irving, TX, United States (4E Sports) – The Dallas Cowboys created an uproar for allowing Josh Brent on the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Coach Jason Garrett emphasized there were no bad intentions other than to support Josh as part of the team.
Several of Brent’s teammates urged him to attend the Steelers game, which they won 27-24. But Garrett and other Dallas officials didn’t even know about it until pregame warmups.
Garrett said Brent left in the third quarter of the game because he didn’t want to be a distraction.
The coach said he talked to Brent on Saturday over the phone to check how he was doing and if he needed anything.
“So, you know, I didn’t actually know he was going to be at the game,” he said.
Garrett explained that the Cowboys’ players are following the wishes of Jerry Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson, who told them to care for Brent and keep him involved with the team as much as they can.
Brent is on the reserved non-football injury list as a result of being charged with intoxication manslaughter of Jerry Brown, a Cowboys practice squad player, two weeks ago.