In a stark reminder that they Cowboys are still trying to do business in the face of a tragedy, they turned in a transaction this afternoon before word got out about the death of practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown in the accident nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested for.
The Cowboys already knew they were going to be without Jay Ratliff, out for a third week with a groin strain. And with Brent in custody, they knew they needed another big body.
So they promoted nose tackle Robert Callaway from their practice squad so they’d have a healthy interior lineman tomorrow at Cincinnati, according to ESPNDallas.com.
Callaway was on Detroit’s practice squad last year. He’ll almost certainly be active tomorrow, since they have just four other defensive linemen on the roster, all ends.
They put cornerback Orlando Scandrick on injured reserve to make room for Callaway.
It’s a footnote to the larger story that’s happening today, but it also shows how cold the business can be sometimes.