Were The Cowboys Wrong?
Josh Brent was on the sideline Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys played host to the Pittsburgh Steeler's, a little more then a week after Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter following an automobile accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown.Brent who has been placed on the team's reserve/non-football injury list for the rest of the season was seen wearing a Cowboys sweatshirt and hat on the sidelines and during the national anthem Brent had Brown's number 57 jersey draped over his shoulder. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said "his teammates asked him to come and be part of the team on the sidelines during the game" so that's where we are. However Brent's presence on the sideline was criticized at halftime of CBS'S NFL show by analysts Boomer Esiason and Bill Cowher " it's the last thing i thought i'd see today. i think it's disgraceful by the Dallas Cowboys to put that young man on the sideline" said Esiason. " It's an in sensitive move by the Dallas Cowboys for all the reasons we said" Cowher added. Head coach Jason Garrett said "what we wanted to do as an organization was support Jerry Brown's mom's wishes" So what is the right course of action in this matter? i can understand the Cowboys support of Brent and wanting to honor the wishes of Brown's mother, however what message does this send to others who have been victims of automobile accidents because of drinking and driving? What say you ? do you support the Cowboy's decision to stand by Brent ? or should it have been handled differently? let me know.