While the Cowboys aren’t revealing details of Tuesday’s memorial, Garrett said the service “was incredible on so many different levels.” He said it contributed to helping everybody heal and move forward.
Garrett said he spoke with Brown’s mother after the game and got a chance to visit her before the memorial. He called her a “rock for everybody” and described as remarkable the strength that she has demonstrated, her ability to understand and having peace in the situation so quickly.
Most of the players learned of the fatal accident after boarding the team flight Saturday afternoon before taking off for Cincinnati. They won the game Sunday, then got a day off before the memorial service.
Now they have to refocus for the rest of the season.
“The whole situation has been very challenging for all of us right from the start,” Garrett said. “The big thing that we have to do is we have to balance remembering Jerry and honoring him, supporting Josh in every way that we can, and also getting back to living our lives, as individuals, as players, as coaches, as a football team, and getting back to work. They aren’t two separate things. I believe you can do both.”
NOTES: Dallas signed DT Brian Schaefering, who was released by Cleveland before this season. He appeared in five games with the Browns in 2009, and all 16 games (nine starts) in 2010, when current Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan held the same position there. … NT Jay Ratliff (groin) and rookie CB Morris Claiborne (concussion) didn’t practice. RB DeMarco Murray (foot) and LB DeMarcus Ware (elbow) were also held out. … DE Robert Rose (Ohio State), LB Brashton Satele (Hawaii) and TE Andre Smith (Virginia Tech) were added to the practice squad.