Cowboys watched a man to whom many of them were no doubt bonded, collapse. Lose his life. The coaching staff surely spent countless hours in person and on Zoom calls with the man. Their grief and shock surely were deep. Meetings and practice were canceled. Rightly so. The players or the coaches surely were not in any way prepared, mentally or emotionally, for a Thursday game. Mistakes were made. Both players and coaches were clearly out of sorts. I get that fans are angry and disappointed. I understand that commentators and sports writers have an opportunity to be outspoken and clever. Only Gil Brandt seemed to understand what that team faced -- at least based on the comments I saw. The extreme criticism is over the top, I think, given the circumstances. These are human beings.