The Dallas Cowboys notched a huge win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, winning on a last-second field goal, but Jason Garrett's locker room was reportedly in no mood for celebration in the locker room.
247Sports is reporting that a Cowboys player learned of his brother's suicide following the win over the Falcons.
Dallas' rookie wide receiver, Michael Gallup, reportedly had the tragic news broken to him in the locker room post-game.
I’m told Michael’s sister, both part of a large adopted family from nearby Monroe, Georgia, was in attendance at the game and came to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium locker room to deliver the news to Gallup.
In the postgame locker room, Jones approached a number of players to exchange a hug and a word, as his custom. But this was indeed different. The Cowboys, a 3-5 team a week ago, have won two straight road games against a pair of teams with “contender” reputations, last week at Philadelphia against the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles (by a surprising 27-20 score) and here against a Falcons club that destroyed Dallas a year ago but was largely controlled here by the Cowboys’ ball-hawking defense and ball-control offense.
Our thoughts are with Michael and his family.
May his brother rest in peace.