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Cowboys Player Is Away From The Team Amid Family Tragedy

A Dallas Cowboys helmet sitting on the field.

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: A Dallas Cowboys helmet at AT&T Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys earned a much-needed victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, winning on a last-second field goal. While vibes surrounding the team are certainly positive, the death of Michael Gallup's brother is heartbreaking.

Earlier today, reports came out that the rookie wideout lost his brother due to suicide. He learned of the news in the locker room following the game.

Gallup didn't travel back to Dallas after the win, and instead, he spent time with his family to mourn the death of his brother.

Of course this will be an extremely tough time for the wide receiver, but it's clear his teammates will have his back. Head coach Jason Garrett was on on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, and said "We'll take it moment-by-moment, day-by-day, and give him all of our love and all of our support."

The Colorado State product has 16 receptions for 285 yards and one touchdown in his rookie year.

It's still unclear if he'll miss the team's Thanksgiving clash with the Washington Redskins.

We send our condolences to the Gallup family in this time of need.