Were you surprised to see Josh Brent on the sidelines at Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Many people were, especially since Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter two weeks ago, in the death of fellow teammate Jerry Brown. In fact many people were downright incensed!

But, what we didn't know was that Brown’s Mother asked the team to support Brent.  She said that Jerry would want the team to help him and support him through this tragedy.

Jason Garrett, The Dallas Coach was quoted as saying "I actually talked to Josh on Saturday and visited with him over the phone for a little while, just checked in with him to see how he was doing, if he needed anything from us," Garrett said. "Again, he was working through a lot of different things in his life, and just to let him know we support him. Our players have been over to his house, and they've been in contact with him and very close to him. So, you know, I didn't actually know he was going to be at the game. But again, we're trying to handle it day by day and work our way through it. We'll have some more discussions about that going forward."

Brent stood behind the players during the national anthem with Brown's jersey over his shoulder.  A moment of silence to Honor Brown also took place at this game.

"Our team and our players wanted him today on the sideline," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said following Dallas' 27-24 victory. "Jerry's mother asked us directly as a group. She said, 'Support him. Help him. He needs your help. Jerry wants that. I want that.' His teammates asked him to come and be down there with them, and that's where we are."

So what do you think?  Boomer Esiason chimed in on Twitter asking what Dallas was thinking letting him on the field.


Do the Cowboys deserve the criticism or should they be praised for their support in helping one of their own?