Former Cowboy’s Wife Dies; My Condolence to Jay Novacek

Before Jason Witten, the Dallas Cowboys had another go-to-guy at the tight end position named Jay Novacek.

He had a vital role on the Cowboys team that won three Super Bowls in four years.

However, it is with a sad heart that I have to inform Dallas fans that Jay Novacek is now a widower. His wife, LeAnne, passed away earlier today on February 1, 2010.

The 45-year-old woman was found in one of the residential bedrooms. Suicide is one of many presumed causes for her death. Jay Novacek has confirmed the passing, but is mum on whether or not it is suicide.

He and his daughter are in my prayers as they should be in yours.

Here’s to you Jay. The Big D is with you in spirit.

Comments
  1. What a tragic event for such a young woman. Thoughts and prayers go out to Jay and his family.

  2. Rob V.

    I also heard about this today. Very sad. Football just seems so minor when you hear about this kind of news.

  3. Kathy

    Our thoughts and prayers to Jay and his family!

  4. T. HUCK

    JAY IS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND I HOPE THE MEDIA WILL GIVE HE AND HIS DAUGHTER THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE AT THIS TIME. WE DON’T CARE WHY JUST THAT THEY KNOW WE IN HOUSTON ARE HERE TO SUPPORT HIM WITH OUR PRAYERS AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY MAY NEED. LOOK TO GOD NOVACEK FAMILY!

  5. Michelle G

    Oh wow, I was just talking to a friend of mine about Jay and now this. I feel so sorry for him and his family. They’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.

    • James Williamson

      Same thing happened to me. I was talking to my father about Vince Young and how he needed to become a passer/runner like Steve McNair. A few days later, McNair was found dead.

  6. This is truly sad… I wish Jay and his family my condolences. I actually wrote a post about Novacek comparing him to Witten last July. http://lonestarstruck.com/2009/06/ultimate-cowboys-showdown-jason-witten-vs-jay-novacek.html