Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - The Dallas Cowboys lost one of their own on Saturday, but persevered at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive in the wake of Jerry Brown's death.
Facing a Cincinnati Bengals team riding a four-game winning streak, Dallas trailed by nine midway through the fourth quarter, then rallied to steal a 20-19 decision on Dan Bailey's 40-yard field goal as time expired.
Brown, a linebacker on the Cowboys' practice squad, was killed in a one-car accident with teammate Josh Price-Brent identified as the driver and subsequently arrested on intoxication manslaughter charges.
Price-Brent, who saw increased playing time with nose tackle Jay Ratliff nursing a groin injury, remains in custody and is "grief-stricken" with the loss of his friend, per a statement released by his agent on Saturday night.
There was a moment of silence held for Brown before the game, which came down to the final seconds after Dez Bryant caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo with 6:35 remaining, cutting the Cowboys' deficit to 19-17.
Romo moved Dallas into field goal range in the final minute, and Bailey split the uprights for the Cowboys' fourth win in five games. Dallas (7-6) and the Washington Redskins can both pull even atop the NFC East with a Giants loss against the Saints on Sunday.
The Bengals (7-6) outgained the Cowboys, 336-288, but only scored one touchdown on Andy Dalton's short toss to Andrew Hawkins.