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Jerry plays on special teams in his first NFL game, recording no stats in a 35--9 road loss to the Jets. Stacey and Dwjuan watch on NFL Sunday Ticket. Afterward, Jerry calls Stacey. He sounds happy. Did you watch the game? he says. I had so much fun.
The Colts waive Jerry.
The Colts sign Jerry back to their practice squad.
Stacey plans a trip to Indianapolis to cook Jerry dinner for his 25th birthday, but he cancels. Later she'll find out why: The Colts released him from the practice squad. For a while he had been very good at showing up on time. But then he was late for a meeting or two, and it cost him his job. That misstep will change the course of his life. The Cowboys have been watching him, and in a few days they'll call him to Texas for a spot on their practice squad and a reunion with his old friend Josh Brent. Once again, Josh will offer Jerry a place to live.
"This is the menu for Christmas," Stacey tells Jerry in a text message. "Fried turkey, roast, baked turkey, greens, ham hock, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, corn bread, dressing, cheese cakes and some cakes some sweet potato pies and pecan pies and cranberry sauce! YUM YUM tell jb [Josh Brent] I need to cook at his house on the 24 of December! love u how are u feeling?"