The wife of former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek took her own life, the Tarrant County medical examiner has ruled.
LeAnne Novacek, 45, was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head Feb. 1 in a bedroom at her Burleson home after police responded to a reported medical emergency.
Burleson police said immediately that they believed the gunshot was self-inflicted.
The medical examiner issued its ruling this week after reviewing the results of toxicology tests.
Jay Novacek played in the NFL with the Cowboys and St.Louis/Phoenix Cardinals. He helped win three Super Bowl titles and earned five Pro Bowl appearances with the Cowboys from 1990 to 1996 before a back injury forced him to retire on July 15, 1997.