"Anyone that's from here knows how much construction is going on out in that area of 114 -- that's hazardous, it's not well-lit at night, it's very difficult to see sometimes," he said. "I've done it sometimes going through there, you don't see these things, and it's changing , it's not as if you know it on Thursday night, and it's the same thing on Friday night, because it seems to change on an almost daily basis. That may have contributed to this."
Price-Brent, a 6-foot-2, 320-pound nose tackle, left the University of Illinois as a junior for a career in the NFL. He was picked up by the Cowboys during the 2010 NFL supplemental draft and has played three seasons with the team.
The Cowboys are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio today.
"We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement. "At this time, our hearts and prayers and the deepest sympathies are with the members of Jerry's family and all of those who knew him and loved him."