When the Dallas Cowboys faced off against the Washington Commanders on January 7 in FedEx Field, longtime Cowboys fan Timothy Washington wanted to take his father to the game. What was supposed to be their first game together tragically became Tim's father's last day as he collapsed outside the stadium and passed away.
The tragic passing left an impact on the entire Cowboys organization. However, owner and general manager Jerry Jones went out of his way to show appreciation to the Washington family.
Jerry Jones Shows Class In Reaching Out To Grieving Family
ESPN's Ed Werder reported that Jerry Jones sent a special handwritten note, flowers, and a care package to Tim, who shared it on social media.
Calling the loss "humbling and heartbreaking", Jones said they were "grateful to have played a small part in Timothy's life and appreciate the enthusiasm and love of the Dallas Cowboys."
This recognition was received well as Timothy said his dad "would be so proud." According to his obituary, Washington was an "avid Cowboys fan" with "a willingness to help anyone and everyone who needed it."
Nothing is going to heal the grief the Washington family is going through right now, but this small gesture from the Cowboys owner seems to have helped at least a little bit. Kudos to Jerry Jones.