Wife of Cowboys’ Jay Novacek Dies


The wife of former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek was found dead Monday morning in her Burleson home. LeAnne Novacek, 45, was dead in a bedroom of the home on Farm Road 1902 at 9.05 a.m.

A police official said the death appeared to have been caused by a self-inflicted gunshot.Jay Novacek played in the NFL with the St.Louis/Phoenix Cardinals and Cowboys. He helped win three Super Bowl titles and earned five Pro Bowls with the Cowboys from 1990-96 before a back injury forced him to retire on July 15, 1997.