Tri­umphant moment in a week­end of grief

Emo­tional Dal­las ral­lies for road vic­tory as time runs out, en­hanc­ing its post­sea­son prospects.

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CINCIN­NATI — Numb. Griev­ing. Dis­tracted. The Cow­boys were all those things on Sun­day, deal­ing with the death of one team­mate and the tribu­la­tions of an­other.

Win­ners, too, though they hardly felt like it.

Dan Bai­ley kicked a 40yard field goal as time ran out, send­ing the Cow­boys to a 2019 vic­tory over the Cincin­nati Ben­gals that ended a tough af­ter­noon with a lit­tle bit of re­lief and their play­off chances en­hanced.

Didn’t last long, though. There will be a lot more emo­tional days ahead in Dal­las.

“It’s a hard, hard sit­u­a­tion we’re in,” quar­ter­back Tony Romo said. “There’s no playbook for this sort of thing in life.”

The Cow­boys over­came a nine-point deficit in the clos­ing min­utes be­hind Romo, who held his hand over his heart dur­ing a moment of


C6 si­lence to honor team­mate Jerry Brown be­fore the kick­off. The line­backer died in an auto ac­ci­dent early Satur­day.

De­fen­sive line­man Josh Brent, who was driv­ing, was still jailed in Texas on Sun­day, charged with in­tox­i­ca­tion manslaugh­ter.

The Cow­boys (7-6) learned about Brown’s death on their flight to Cincin­nati on Sat-

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