NFL refuses Cowboys’ request to honor police with helmet decals in pre-season game

NFL refuses Cowboys’ request to honor police with helmet decals in pre-season game
The five police officers shot and killed in Dallas (Image via WJLA)

[Ed. – Sorry, the implication that it’s overly “political” to honor fallen cops just doesn’t play here.  I’ve got better things to do than watch this game.  The Pokes are going to suck anyway.]

The National Football League has denied a request by the Dallas Cowboys for players to wear a sticker on their helmets to show support for the Dallas Police Department that lost five officers in one terrible attack last month.

The “Arm In Arm” decal was to have been worn when the team opens its preseason schedule during the upcoming bout with the Los Angeles Rams.

But Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told the media that NFL officials said every team “must be uniform” and the stickers were nixed. Jones said the team will “respect their decision” and drop the plans to show support for the Dallas PD.

The idea for the sticker was spearheaded by Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. The team had hoped the decals would help them stand side-by-side with the police after a gunman murdered five officers during an ambush and shootout. …

While disappointed, the Dallas Police Department thanked the team for the sentiment. …

Dallas Morning News Sports Columnist Tim Cowlishaw applauded the decision…noting that the NFL was wise not to open a “political door” when honoring fallen officers.

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