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SBD/December 17, 2012/Franchises
Jerry Jones Defends Cowboys' Decision To Have Josh Brent On Sidelines During Game
Published December 17, 2012
MOVE PANNED BY CBS ANALYSTS: The Cowboys' decision to have Brent on the sideline was criticized by CBS' "NFL Today" studio show crew yesterday. Analyst Boomer Esiason said, “It was 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. I spoke to a Dallas official who told me that because of the words of Stacey Jackson, Jerry Brown’s mom, at the funeral, she wanted the team to support Josh Brent. I think it’s a wrong move. I think it’s insensitive and I think really it’s something that has to be looked (at) because it sends a really bad message.” Analyst Bill Cowher said, “It’s an insensitive move. ... This isn’t just about Josh Brent. This is about everybody who’s involved with making those types of decisions" ("Steelers-Cowboys," CBS, 12/16).
STEEL CURTAIN: The SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS’ Orsborn noted a “season-high 95,595” fans yesterday were on hand to watch Steelers-Cowboys. Jones said of the Steelers fans, “We got it counted. It was about 15,000. They’re loud and they’re great.” He added, “I was told by all of my people here in tickets and in the stadium that we were going to have a lot of (Steelers) fans there. Well, we’re used to dealing with that ourselves on the road a little bit. There are a lot of Cowboy fans that are on the road for us” (MYSANANTONIO.com, 12/16).