News: S J.J. Wilcox on returning to practice after grieving: ‘It’s a relief’

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    By Rainer Sabin / Reporter

    Wilcox returned home Aug. 11 to be with his ailing mother, Marshell Wilcox, who had battled lupus, an immune system disorder, for the last 13 years. She died at 49 two days later. Wilcox grieved with his teenage sister, Iesha, and 55-year-old father, James.

    “It’s tough, it’s tough, when you get accustomed to somebody for 33 years with my dad, and 22 years with me and they are all of sudden gone. it’s tough. It’s still fighting me to this day. I felt it a little at practice. But I’m going to be strong, be blessed and I’m going to keep pushing.”
    “It’s good to have him back,” head coach Jason Garrett said. “He had a very difficult time with his mom. We want to make sure he had plenty of time to take care of that the right way. We talked about in training camp when he first left. It’s difficult for anybody. He is a young man trying to make his way in this league so we want to support him as any way we can.”

    Wilcox felt that compassion.

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  2. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Rough stuff :(
  3. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I bet it was.

    You only get one mother. The man has my respect.
  4. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    Losing your parents is VERY rough, I have lost both...he will heal and whacking people on the field is likely one way that he can take out his feelings
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  5. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    Wife has Lupus as well. Not fun. Prayers to Mr. Wilcox and his family.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I'm glad the Cowboys handled this in a classy way.
  7. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Mann as a previous poster stated, you ONLY get one mother... May the Lord continue to bless him and his family.
  8. gambit187

    gambit187 Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad....Mr. Jones has shown nothing but class and a paternal like guidance for dealing with players in cases of death, legal trouble, mental issues and substance abuse. We have an organization that I feel actually cares about the players as human beings not just a commodity.

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