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Cowboys beat Bengals 20-19, Fans react to emotional win

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Nose tackle Josh Brent was noticeably missing in Sunday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, with Sean lissemore in Brent's place. Brent's absence was yet another hit for the Cowboy's defense as the entire team mourned the loss of 25-year-old teammate Jerry Brown.

Fans at Christie's Sports Bar in Uptown Dallas felt the pain too. "Bless those guys' families. It's just a horrible deal," Cheston Christie said.

David Gabriel said, "I'm sure it weighed on them heavily. It had to. It's tragic for everybody - the family, the Dallas Cowboys organization. It's going to be felt nationwide. It's terrible."

But the Cowboys managed to focus that emotion, winning by a single field goal. Bill Clark took notice.

"The Cowboys really played from deep down within. They came through and I just think this was a big momentum change that the Cowboys have had in the last three or four weeks," Calrk said.

The tragic incident had some fans thinking of the 'what ifs.'

"I think it just goes to show you gotta make the right decisions and if you have programs available to you to get you home safe, regardless if you are a pro or a regular guy, you've got to take advantage of everything you can to get home safe," Christie said.

Even some Bengals fans, like Michelle Sarlls, were moved by the show of heart on the field for the two who weren't there.

"When I saw the news and saw everything between last night and this morning, even really wanting my guys to win at heart, I actually wanted for the cowboys to pull through and just pull it off to pull up their morale."

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