NFL not allowing Cowboys to wear unity Arm in Arm helmet decal in support of Dallas police

By SI Wire
August 11, 2016

The Dallas Cowboys will not be allowed to wear a helmet decal supporting Dallas police after the NFL rejected the team's petition, reports The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones told the newspaper that the league said the team could not wear the decals during preseason or regular season games, and also that he respected the NFL's decision on its policy on uniforms.

The Cowboys unveiled the decal during the first day of training camp in a ceremony which featured officers and other police officials.

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten came up with the idea of the Arm in Arm decal is in support of the Dallas Police Department, which lost five officers to a shooting following a peaceful protest against police brutality last month.

Dallas starts its preseason against the Rams in Los Angeles on Saturday and its regular season on Sept. 11 at home against the New York Giants.

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