Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown was reportedly killed in a car accident in which his teammate Josh Brent was the driver. News of Brown's death surfaced Saturday afternoon in conjunction with reports that Brent had been booked for intoxication manslaughter at a Dallas-area jail. Both Matt Barrie of NBC5 in Dallas and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com confirmed that Brent was driving the car that was involved in the accident that killed Brown.
Brown was on the Cowboys practice squad, while Brent as on the active roster as a nose tackle. Both players spent their college playing days at Illinois. Brown bounced around the league but did play in one game with the Colts this season. Brent played in all 12 games with the Cowboys this year.
The Cowboys were set to depart for Cincinnati Saturday for a Week 14 game against the Bengals. As the team was preparing to leave, some members of the organization were asked to de-board as the news of the tragedy unfolded.