Cowboys Cornerback Admits Struggling With Mental Health; Teammates Gesture Helped Save Him

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Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis, who has been battling through a challenging injury recovery, revealed that he was grappling with mental health issues during this difficult period.

Lewis had been unresponsive to text messages from anyone on the Cowboys during his ordeal, according to Patrik Walker, who works for the official team website.

In a heartwarming moment, the Cowboys coaching staff and his teammates decided to show their unwavering support for Lewis by paying him a surprise visit at his home.

The gesture of solidarity was deeply meaningful to Lewis, who expressed his gratitude for their support.

Lewis commented, “It made all the difference, honestly. When I was down, all of the coaches came to see me – Dan Quinn, coach Al Harris, coach Joe Whitt – those guys came to see me, and it just made all the difference. To see they were fighting for me made it easier to go out there and perform.”

This display of unity and compassion by the Cowboys coaching staff and players underscores the importance of addressing mental health concerns within professional sports.

Their collective support for Lewis not only boosted his spirits but also serves as a heartwarming example of teamwork and camaraderie in the world of sports.

As the NFL season kicks off soon, Jourdan Lewis’s story reminds us that even in the high-stakes world of professional football, mental health matters, and the support of teammates and coaches can make a world of difference.

This heartwarming gesture is a testament to the Cowboys’ commitment to the well-being of their players both on and off the field.