The mood in the locker room following the Cowboys last second win over thr Falcons in Atlanta was a somber one.  Jerry Jones revealed after Dallas’ big win that there was a tragedy involving someone close to one of the players.

Mike Fisher of 247 Sports revealed that Cowboys rookie wide receiver Michael Gallup was the player and that his brother died this weekend of an apparent suicide.

The customary jubilation was not present in the Dallas Cowboys locker room on Sunday in Atlanta following the team’s 22-19 walk-off win. The reason for what team owner Jerry Jones accurately described as a “somber mood” due to a “tragic loss”: I’m told that a brother of Cowboys rookie receiver Michael Gallup’s brother, passed away during the weekend due to an apparent suicide.

I’m told Michael’s sister, both part of a large adopted family from nearby Monroe, Georgia, was in attendance at the game and came to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium locker room to deliver the news to Gallup.

That is tragic news indeed, especially so close to the start of the holiday season.  Hopefully Gallup’s Cowboys teammates are able to rally around him and help him get through this difficult time.