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NFL won’t let Dallas Cowboys wear unity Arm in Arm helmet decal

A helmet sticker in support of the Dallas Police department and community that the Dallas Cowboys had hoped to wear in the preseason and regular season has been rejected by the NFL.
A helmet sticker in support of the Dallas Police department and community that the Dallas Cowboys had hoped to wear in the preseason and regular season has been rejected by the NFL. Star-Telegram

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.

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.

The NFL, known as the ‘No Fun League’ at times, is now the no fighting for a cause or your community league.

When Tony Romo first got his feet wet as the Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback in 2004, he had the 41-year old Vinny Testaverde as the elder statesman and starting quarterback in the room imparting wisdom and tips of the trade. (Star-Telegram/Max

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