The Cowboys bowed their heads, put hands over their hearts and honored a teammate killed in a car accident during a moment of silence before their game on Sunday, their minds never far from the NFL's latest tragedy.
They played a football game in Kansas City the other day.
Fans grilled, played catch and enjoyed beverages on an unseasonably warm and sunny day outside Arrowhead Stadium, a little more than 24 hours after a Chiefs player killed himself nearby after shooting his girlfriend.
Ben Roethlisberger can hold his newborn son Ben Jr. in his injured right arm just fine, thanks.
Right arm tucked into a black sling, weary eyes betraying a decided lack of sleep, Ben Roethlisberger tried to stay positive after the worst _ and by far the most harrowing _ injury of his career.
Titans owner Bud Adams laid down the challenge to his entire organization after Tennessee's brutal loss to Chicago, creating the latest NFL hot seat for coaches and general managers.
It might be less of a collision and more of a mere bump in the night when the Chargers and Chiefs meet on Thursday night.
Matt Cassel is getting another chance to be the Chiefs' starting quarterback.
Vince Lombardi, not to mention Woody Hayes, would love what the 49ers, Patriots, Texans, Chiefs and Giants have been doing recently. It might be longer than three yards and a cloud of dust, but those teams have run to daylight enough to make the ground game viable in the NFL again.