Barber III was found dead in his apartment in Texas on Wednesday. He was just 38-years-old.
Romo, who was the quarterback for the majority of Barber’s tenure in Dallas, had this to say.
Dez Bryant said he got his crying and yelling out before he shared a powerful PSA on Twitter about the death of his former Cowboys teammate Marion Barber.
“Too much to digest, so much too say… This is real life, it can be any of us,” Bryant tweeted Wednesday. “We need each other, we need unity… RIP Marion Barber may God rest your soul.”
“I got my crying out the way, yelling, whatever the case may be,” Bryant began in the video. “I just want to be transparent… I could be in Miami. I could be on a yacht, I could be popping bottles, doing all that s–t, but I really choose not to — because I see the problem amongst ourselves. We can’t be walking around here thinking that it’s not gonna be me, because there has been more me’s than any one of y’all can imagine. Marion Barber 38 years old. Vincent Jackson, he was in his 30s. Young. You can’t tell this was happening. We don’t know, nobody knows. But I feel like I have a great sense of what it is.
“We have to bring unity amongst each other, that’s why I hit y’all up. You know who you are, and I’m very appreciative to the ones that respond back. I don’t know what you think. I ain’t clout chasing,” Bryant continued. “I don’t care about none of that… We all deserve to live like kings if you ask me. Gotta find these answers and that’s up to us. RIP Marion Barber. RIP Demaryius Thomas. RIP to all our fallen soldiers. I love y’all.”
Bryant and Barber were teammates for one season in 2010, which was Barber’s final season with the Cowboys and Bryant’s rookie year.
The Cowboys confirmed Barber’s death in a statement that read: “We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III. Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the will to win every down. He had a passion for the game and love for his coaches and teammates. Our hearts go out to Marion’s family and friends during this difficult time.”
Barber would have celebrated his 39th birthday next week.
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