He was part of the Cowboys from 2013 to 2019 in what turned out to be his final NFL coaching job.
Brown returned to the sidelines as running backs coach for the Wisconsin Badgers last year.
That’s why Cowboys owner Jerry Jones commemorated Brown’s impact on the franchise, as shared by NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
#Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has released a statement on the passing of former long-time RBs coach Gary Brown, who passed away at 52. He was loved by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. pic.twitter.com/JuFJotioxD
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 11, 2022
Jones said, “Gary Brown had a big heart partnered with a big smile and a big personality. His energy and spirit were infectious. He lit up every room he walked into and touched the lives of those who knew him in such a positive way. Everyone who knew him, loved him. He meant so much to the players he coached and the coaches he coached with.”
He added, “His love for his family, football, and life was evident each day. He continued to fight, and he never gave up. My family and the Dallas Cowboys family are heartbroken, and our love and support are with his wife, Kim, his daughters, Malena and Dorianna, and his son, Tre.”
Gary Brown’s Playing And Coaching Career
In his nine-season NFL career, the former Penn State standout played for the Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers, and New York Giants.
Brown finished his career with 4,300 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns.
In 2003, he had his first coaching job as running backs coach for Lycoming College and stayed there for three seasons.
Before joining the Cowboys, he became the Cleveland Browns’ running backs coach from 2009 to 2012.
He also had coaching stints at Rutgers and Susquehanna University.