The NFL rejected the Dallas Cowboys petition to wear the Arm in Arm helmet decals in the preseason.
The league had already vetoed the team wearing them in regular season but it added the preseason to the ban as well, vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday.
The Cowboys unveiled the decal during a ceremony with Dallas city and police officials on the first day of training camp as a sign of unity and solidarity following the tragic shootings of five police officers last month.
Jones said the team respects the league’s decision and its strict uniform policies.
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The Cowboys had hoped to use the decals to show solidarity with the police department as well as the community.
It was tight end Jason Witten who came up with the idea.
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